Egan, A. and V. Estrada-Bustillo
This report, developed by the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute through a grant from the USDA Forest Service, Southwest Region, will help us better understand the social and economic outcomes of forest restoration projects. Importantly, it provides a framework for assessing the contributions of forest restoration efforts to local economies and restoration-based businesses. Forest restoration in the southwestern United States lies at the intersection of forest health, rural economic development and wildfire prevention. Critical to restoration efforts is the ability to evaluate their effectiveness, especially as they relate to improvements in social and economic conditions of stakeholders and local communities.