Forest Resources: Institutions for Local Governance in Guatemala

TitleForest Resources: Institutions for Local Governance in Guatemala
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsGibson CC
Book TitleProtecting the Commons:A Framework For Resource Management In The Americas
Chapter3
Pagination71-90
PublisherIsland Press
CityWashington, DC, USA
Source DocumentAccessible with appropriate permission
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Las Cebollas protective forest, Quezaltepeque municipality, western Guatemala

Case
Las Cebollasforest community is located in the municipality of Quezaltepeque, in western Guatemala.  It encompasses a geographical area of 1850 ha of land much of it on slopes of about 1500m. The case study involves a snapshot in time in 1998 and catalogues an action situation involving 43 households which are dependent on the forest for three main purposes: 1) extraction of ocote, or resinous pine, for kindling, 2) extractions of firewood, oak varieties being preferred because they produce...
09 Aug 2016