Haydee M Hampton Ethan N Aumack John W Prather Brett G Dickson Yaguang Xu and Thomas D Sisk

4.1. Introduction

4.2. ForestERA Background and Objectives

4.3. Transfer of Forest Landscape Ecological Knowledge

4.3.1. Educating Stakeholders on the Application and Utility of Analyses Based on Forest Landscape Ecology

4.3.2. The ForestERA Spatial Decision-Support System

4.3.3. The Value and Function of Collaboration during Decisionmaking

4.4. Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms

4.4.1. Engaging Stakeholders in Project Development

4.4.2. Delivering Data and Tools Designed to Meet Stakeholder Needs

*John Prather passed away February 20, 2006. We dedicate this chapter to him.

HAYDEE M. HAMPTON, JOHN W. PRATHER, YAGUANG XU and THOMAS D. SISK • Northern Arizona University, Center for Environmental Sciences and Education, NAU Box 5694, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA. ETHAN N. AUMACK • Grand Canyon Trust, 2601 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA. BRETT G. DICKSON • Colorado State University, Department of Fishery & Wildlife Biology, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA.

4.4.3. Letting the Stakeholders Drive: Testing Forest Landscape Ecological Tools during Their Development

4.4.4. Transfer of Collaborative Planning Processes

4.4.5. Supporting the Learning Process Using ForestERA Products

4.5. Successes and Challenges in Knowledge Transfer

4.5.1. Successful Use of the ForestERA Data and Tools

4.5.2. Overcoming Obstacles

4.5.3. Changes for Future Efforts

4.5.4. What Others Can Learn from Our Experience

4.6. Concluding Remarks Literature Cited

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