Deulgaon forest community, Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra, India

Resource System
Forest ecosystem and associated watershed
Resource Units
Timber and forest products

The Deulgaon forest community is located approximately 18 km from the town of Dhanora in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, India.  It encompasses a geographical area of 718.48 ha of which 601.37 ha are community forest.  The case study involves an undetermined snapshot in time and catalogues an action situation involving 173 community members organized in 33 households which are dependent on the forest for fuelwood, fodder, timber, and wildlife resources.  Timber and forest products are the main stationary resource units.

The original case study authors focused on monitoring and institutional performance.  The case study has subsequently been used in comparative analyses regarding Ostrom's Design Principles (see bibliography).