PROSPER Report: Preliminary Site Selection Assessment

Under the PROSPER project, ARD has committed to working in up to 9 sites in Liberia to support and build on the development of community forestry that was started under the USAID Land Rights and Community Forestry Project (LRCFP) and continued under the US Forest Service (USFS) Liberia Forestry Support Program (LFSP). USAID has limited sites to the following counties: Nimba, Bong, Margibi, Grand Bassa and Lofa. Two of the existing LRCFP/LFSP sites have already been approved by USAID through the proposal process: the Zor and Gba communities in northern Nimba County (see Figure 1.1 for location). Additional sites must be selected and approved by USAID within the first quarter of the project. This report is a contract deliverable under PROSPER, and provides a summary of findings from preliminary site selection assessments conducted by PROSPER team members in June 2012. It concludes with recommendations for site selection.