This pilot tests a new use of MAST—to secure community rights to forest lands and their resources. The pilot will document land and forest resources around the Blei Community Forest to build a better understanding of resources among beneficiaries. Information collected using the MAST platform will be disseminated to the seven communities surrounding the Blei Community Forest. The data will then be used in the creation of the comprehensive Community Forest Management Plan, which lays out rules and regulations for sustainable use of land and resources. This pilot will provide data and best practices to scale up the implementation of MAST in other community forests in Liberia.
September 17, 2019