Documentation:Open Case Studies/FRST522

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This is the Wiki Project Page for FRST522. The Open Case Studies project at UBC brings together faculty and students from different disciplines to write, edit, and learn with case studies that are free and open--they are publicly available free of cost, and they are licensed to allow others to revise and reuse them. As part of FRST522, you have the opportunity to create valuable educational resources that can be used world-wide.

FRST522 Open Case Studies

I. Length

There is no word limit. Your Wiki Paper should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length (exclusive of references, maps, photographs, links to other open source content).

II. Purpose

Demonstrate (a) your ability to extract and summarize relevant information and (b) your capacity to rationalize and present logical arguments for further evolution or progress on some aspect of your case study.

III. Content

Content: each Wiki page should contain the following elements:

  • III.1 A Title – include the name of the community/communities and the country.
  • III.2 Summary in one paragraph
  • III.3 Text of paper
  • III.4 References cited
  • III.5 Notes (if any)
  • III.6 Figures, Maps and Tables (if any).

IV. Text of Paper

Headers for main sections will be provided on your Wiki page. You can add new sections.

  • IV.1 Description of the community forestry case study – Where located; history; national or regional context (if appropriate)
  • IV.2 Tenure arrangements. Describe the nature of the tenure: freehold or forest management agreement/arrangements, duration, etc.
  • IV.3 Administrative arrangements. Describe the management authority and the reporting system.
  • IV.4 Social actors (stakeholders, user groups) who are affected stakeholders, their main relevant objectives, and their relative power
  • IV.5 Social actors (stakeholders, user groups) who are interested stakeholders, outside the community, their main relevant objectives, and their relative power
  • IV.6 A discussion of the aims and intentions of the community forestry project and your assessment of relative successes or failures. You should also include a discussion of critical issues or conflicts in this community and how they are being managed
  • IV.7 Your assessment of the relative power of each group of social actors, and how that power is being used
  • IV.8 Your recommendations about this community forestry project

Note: Italic text if you are unable to find any information on one or more of these categories in your literature search, then say so. You can then write about this gap in section IV.8

V. References

  • V.1 Please provide a full reference for every work cited anywhere in the paper in the ‘References Cited’ section at the end of the Wiki page.
  • V.2 Provide a citation for every sentence, statement, thought, or bit of data not your own, giving the author, year, AND page.

Sharing Your Work

Editing the projectbox

All wiki project pages have a template on them that allows you to add your name to the resource and indicate if you'd like to share your work via a Creative Commons license.

If you’d like your name added to the page as author as well allowing other people to re-use it as a conservation resource, you can:

  1. Click on the edit tab to edit your page
  2. Then scroll to the bottom and click on the green box at the bottom of the page
  3. This will generate a little pop-up with an edit button. Push the edit button.
  4. In the names field, add your name if you would like to be credited as the author
  5. In the share field, add “yes” (must be lowercase) if you would like to allow other folks to be able to reuse your page, such as by including it on the UBC open case studies site at Clicking yes adds a creative commons license to the page. If left blank or no, no statement about licensing will be added to the project box.