The authors studied living memorials and interviewed volunteers and participants in building out the sites. They concluded that stewardship practices embedded in “living” memorials create strong social attachments, promote community cohesion, and even influence public policy.
McMillen, USDA Forest Service, Honolulu, Hawaii
Campbell and Svendsen, USDA Forest Service, New York, New York
A Research Paper by Heather McMillen, Lindsay Campbell and Erika Svendsen, US Forest Service Research Scientists