Romanian Mountain Commons

Large woodlands and grazing areas owned, governed and managed in collective ways by community-based institutions

Large forest lands and grazing areas are currently managed in associative ways by community-based institutions called obști and composesorate, all over the Carpathian Mountains.

Up to 1,300 commons covering 786.000 ha of forest, 12% of the forested area of Romania, are stewarded by 600.000 members.

How do local actors use the commons? How do people think about the commons? What is a successful common? How do social actors govern their own resources?


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