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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 982481, 10 pages
Research Article

Responding to a Forest Catastrophe: The Emergence of New Governance Arrangements in Southern California

1Environmental Studies, Western Michigan University, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
2Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1600 Townsend Street, Houghton, MI 49931, USA

Received 5 November 2013; Accepted 16 January 2014; Published 20 February 2014

Academic Editors: J. F. Negrón, A. Santini, and B. Schirone

Copyright © 2014 Brian Petersen and Adam M. Wellstead. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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