Forest Conservation Policy / Edition 1

Forest Conservation Policy / Edition 1

by V. Alaric Sample, Antony Cheng
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576079910

ISBN-13: 9781576079911

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

A one-of-a-kind introduction to the major issues and controversies dominating the heated debate over U.S. forest policy today.

• Subject-indexed description of the major issues dominating the current debates over the future of forest policy

• Exhaustive references to government and nongovernment forestry organizations at both the national and regional

Overview

A one-of-a-kind introduction to the major issues and controversies dominating the heated debate over U.S. forest policy today.

• Subject-indexed description of the major issues dominating the current debates over the future of forest policy

• Exhaustive references to government and nongovernment forestry organizations at both the national and regional levels

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576079911
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Prefacexiii
1The Conservation Movement and the Roots of U.S. Forest Policy1
Forest Policy in an Era of Environmental Awareness1
Historical Roots4
Early Forest Laws5
Forest Exploitation and Disposal of the Public Domain6
Forest Reserves and the Awakening of a Conservation Ethic8
Forest Management Policies in the National Forests11
From Custodial Management to Intensive Use11
Multiple-Use Forestry12
Wilderness14
The Clearcutting Controversy15
Establishing Sustainable Forest Management on Private Lands16
Evolution of the Forest Products Industry17
Improving Management of Private Forests18
Conclusion20
References22
2Current Issues in U.S. Forest Policy23
Sustainable Forest Management24
Background25
Recent Policy Developments27
Conclusion32
Conserving Biological Diversity33
Background33
Recent Policy Developments35
Conclusion40
Wilderness and Roadless Areas41
Background41
Recent Policy Developments44
Conclusion45
Forest Health47
Background47
Recent Policy Developments50
Conclusion52
Community Forestry53
Background54
Basic Elements of Community Forestry56
Recent Policy Developments58
Conclusion61
Forestry Regulation on Private Lands62
Background62
First Generation: 1920-195062
Second Generation: 1970-198365
Third Generation: 1984-199570
Conclusion73
Forest Land Conservation74
Conservation of Public Forest Lands75
Conservation of Corporate Forest Lands77
Conservation of Family Forest Lands79
Forest Management Certification82
Background83
Recent Policy Developments86
Forests and Water89
Background89
Recent Policy Developments91
Conclusion93
Forests and Atmospheric Carbon94
Background94
Recent Policy Developments97
Conclusion100
Forest Biotechnology101
Background101
Recent Policy Developments103
Conclusion104
Emerging Issues and Future Policy Directions106
Wood Supply in the Global Context106
Forest Management as a Plus in Biodiversity Conservation108
Putting U.S. Forest Policy in the Global Context109
References110
3Chronology117
4Personalities131
Bolle, Arnold (1912-1993)131
Church, Frank (1924-1984)131
Dana, Samuel Trask (1883-1978)132
Dwyer, William (1929-2002)132
Fernow, Bernhard (1851-1923)132
Franklin, Jerry (1936- )133
Gordon, John (1939- )133
Graves, Henry (1871-1951)133
Hough, Franklin (1822-1885)134
Humphrey, Hubert (1911-1978)134
Ickes, Harold (1874-1952)134
Johnson, K. Norman (1942- )135
Leopold, Aldo (1886-1948)135
Marsh, George Perkins (1801-1882)135
Marshall, Robert (1901-1939)136
Mather, Stephen (1867-1930)136
McGuire, John (1916-2002)136
Muir, John (1838-1914)136
Murie, Olaus (1889-1963)137
Olmsted, Frederick Law (1822-1903)137
Pack, Charles Lathrop (1857-1937)137
Peterson, Max (1927- )137
Pinchot, Gifford (1865-1946)138
Powell, John Wesley (1834-1902)138
Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)139
Sargent, Charles Sprague (1841-1927)139
Schenck, Carl (1868-1955)139
Thomas, Jack Ward (1934- )139
Udall, Morris (1922-1988)140
Weyerhaeuser, Frederick (1834-1912)140
Weyerhaeuser, Frederick E. (1872-1945)140
Zahniser, Howard (1906-1964)141
Zon, Raphael (1887-1957)141
5Forest Facts and Data143
Forest Ecoregions in the United States144
Forest Area, Production, and Trade Information145
Ownership of U.S. Forests146
Federal Public Forest System147
The National Forest System148
Bureau of Land Management151
National Park System153
The National Wilderness Preservation System153
State and County Forest Lands153
Private Forest Lands154
Forest Industry154
Timber Investment Management Organizations155
Nonindustrial Private Forests155
Tribal Forests157
Conditions and Trends in U.S. Forests158
The Montreal Process161
Criterion 1 through 6162
Criterion 7168
Forest Certification Principles and Standards171
SmartWood171
Scientific Certification Systems173
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative175
American Tree Farm System Standards176
References179
6Directory of U.S. Forestry Organizations183
Federal and International Government Organizations183
State Organizations190
Nongovernment Conservation Organizations197
Society of American Foresters Accredited Forestry Schools220
Forest Products Companies227
Forestry Trade Associations229
Forestry Professional Associations232
Other Forestry-Related Associations234
7Print Resources239
General Forestry and Forest Conservation Books and Reports240
U.S. Forest Policy Books and Reports243
U.S. Forest History248
International Forestry and Forest Conservation250
Scientific Journals252
8Nonprint Resources265
Information Clearinghouses on the Web265
Online Reports, Maps, and Information267
Videos270
Nonprint Resources from Various States273
Glossary277
Index293
About the Authors321

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