Toward Forest Sustainability

Toward Forest Sustainability

by David B. Lindenmayer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559633816

ISBN-13: 9781559633819

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Island Press

<p>The world's montane forests are vitally important for conservation and water catchment. Because logging regimes have significant impacts on biodiversity as well as water quality and water quantity, the management of these forests has often been a major source of conflict amongst rural communities, government agencies, and conservationists. Although much…  See more details below

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<p>The world's montane forests are vitally important for conservation and water catchment. Because logging regimes have significant impacts on biodiversity as well as water quality and water quantity, the management of these forests has often been a major source of conflict amongst rural communities, government agencies, and conservationists. Although much information on ecologically sustainable managment practices is now available, further organizational change and policy tranformation is needed to see a transition to sustainable practices inplemented on the ground.<p>Towards Forest Sustainability contains practical essays by some of the world's leading forests ecologists and managers from the United States, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand. The authors describe the changes that have taken place in forest management- highlighting what worked, what didn't, and the lessons that have been learned.<p>This unique collection of essays documents the drivers of the change in the logging industry and the resulting outcomes, both the good and the bad. The book provides real-world insights from an international perspective into government policy, industrial concerns, and conservation and biodiversity issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559633819
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Participants at the Forestry Roundtable Meeting
Acknowledgments
Challenges to temperate forest stewardship - focusing on the future1
Are forests different as a policy challenge?15
Towards ecological forestry in Tasmania31
Integrating wildlife conservation and wood production in Victorian montane ash forests47
The role of large mammals in US forests73
Resolving forest management issues in British Columbia85
Finnish forestry in transition - finding ways to sustainable forest management111
The role of science in the changing forestry scene in the USA127
Forest biodiversity management - the Swedish model143
Sustainable forest management in New Zealand167
A new forest and food industry policy framework for Australia189
Transitions to ecological sustainability in forests - a synthesis205
References and bibliography215

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