Forrest Fleischman teaches and researches forest and environmental policy & governance. His work examines the intersection of scientific knowledge, government expertise, and civic engagement in policy-making and implementation, as well as the outcomes of resulting policies. In addition to his work in Minnesota, he has extensive international expertise, particularly in India and Mexico.
Land governance, Land management systems, Land use and conflict
The world’s most powerful business leaders have now joined conservation groups and political officials in committing to the “trillion tree” movement. President Trump announced his support in Davos in January. Exactly where should these trees be planted – and what good might they do? GLP Member Forrest Fleischman was featured on a radio program recently on the subject.
A new study published in Global Environmental Change by Claudia Rodriguez Solorzano and GLP Member Forrest Fleischman explores the value of understanding historical political and institutional conditions in the design and development of effective protected areas. They found protected areas located in areas with greater economic and political equality may be more effective at conserving nature.