Overview

Before the transition in forestry can be made from conventional approaches of the past century to the ecosystem approach of the next, a consensus must be reached on the meaning of "sustainable forestry." Defining Sustainable Forestry presents the results of a national conference convened by The Wilderness Society, American Forests, and the World Resources Institute to help establish a common framework upon which to guide the future development of forestry.
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Defining Sustainable Forestry

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Overview

Before the transition in forestry can be made from conventional approaches of the past century to the ecosystem approach of the next, a consensus must be reached on the meaning of "sustainable forestry." Defining Sustainable Forestry presents the results of a national conference convened by The Wilderness Society, American Forests, and the World Resources Institute to help establish a common framework upon which to guide the future development of forestry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610912594
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 341
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey T. Olson was director and Gregory H. Aplet a forest ecologist at the Bolle Center for Forest Ecosystem Management.
Nels Johnson was an associate at the World Resources Institute.

V. Alaric Sample was director of American Forests' Forest Policy Center.

Edward O. Wilson is Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University.


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Table of Contents

Foreword: Forest Ecosystems: More Complex Than We Know
Introduction: Defining Sustainable Forestry 3
Pt. I Sustain What? Exploring the Objectives of Sustainable Forestry 9
Introduction 11
1 Sustainable Forestry or Sustainable Forests? 17
2 An Ecosystem Perspective on Sustainable Forestry and New Directions for the U.S. National Forest System 44
3 Institutional Constraints on Sustainable Resource Use: Lessons from the Tropics Showing That Resource Overexploitation Is Not Just an Attitude Problem and Conservation Education Is Not Enough 90
Pt. II Designing Sustainable Ecological Systems: A Regional Approach 121
Introduction 123
4 The Fundamentals of Ecosystem Management with Applications in the Pacific Northwest 127
5 Sustainable Forest Ecosystems in the Northern Hardwood and Conifer Forest Region: Concepts and Management 145
6 Landscape Ecosystem Classification: The First Step toward Ecosystem Management in the Southeastern United States 181
7 Limitations on Ecosystem Management in the Central Hardwood Region 202
8 The Need and Potential for Ecosystem Management in Forests of the Inland West 217
9 Ecosystem Management: An Idiosyncratic Overview 240
Pt. III Social and Policy Considerations in Defining Sustainable Forestry 245
Introduction 247
10 Values, Institutions, and Sustainable Forestry 255
11 Sustainable Forestry: Redefining the Role of Forest Management 260
12 Defining an Economics of Sustainable Forestry: General Concepts 270
13 Sustainable Forestry, an Adaptive Social Process 280
14 Spotted Owls and Sustainable Communities 294
15 Leadership and the Individual: The Keys to Sustainable Forestry 303
Conclusion: Prospects for a Sustainable Future 309
About the Contributors 315
Index 317
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