Implementation of the Stewardship Mapping and Assessment project (STEWMAP) in Santo Domingo’s National District, Dominican Republic
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In cities across the world, urban environmental stewardship efforts are increasingly popular activities that citizens and non-governmental organizations take to address and improve the environmental health and quality of life of their urban environment. Urban environmental stewardship is defined as the act of civic groups of conserving, managing, monitoring, advocating for, and educating the public about a wide range of quality of life issues in urban area through, for example, tree planting, stream restoration, education campaigns, water quality monitoring, to name a few. Traditionally environmental groups pursue these goals, but increasingly other civic groups are taking on environmental issues as well (e.g. block associations that do tree plantings and maintenance, or youth groups that conduct neighborhood park clean-ups) (Fisher et al. 2012).
KeywordsStewardship; STEW-MAP; Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project; environmental stewardship; public engagement; partnerships; urban landscapes; social networks.
Muñoz-Erickson, Tischa A.; Bauer, Gerald; Johnson, Michelle; Pou Espinal, Ana Beatriz; Cortés, Leonardo; Caballero, Claudia; Ramos, Olga. 2019. Implementation of the Stewardship Mapping and Assessment project (STEWMAP) in Santo Domingo’s National District, Dominican Republic. [US Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, in cooperation with the Santo Domingo National Municipal District and partners]; a report to the United States Agency for International Development. 21 p.