Sustainable Forest Management
Oxford University Press, 1996 - Forest management - 162 pages
Sustainable forest management is one of the most contentious issues in environmental management because it inevitably involves many complicated biological and economic factors, along with political and legal issues, and the added difficulty of different sets of terms, theories, and principles.
In an attempt to bridge the gap between the economic and biological sciences, this much-needed book provides a critical synthesis of the complex social, economic, and conservation issues involved in forest management, placing them in an ordered framework that will facilitate decision making. The
book integrates knowledge relating to the subject across a wide array of disciplines and will be important reading for all those interested in contemporary environmental management, environmental science, natural resources, land management, and forest science.
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achieve activities Amount analysis animals approach appropriate areas associated become benefits capital catchment cent changes chapter characteristics choice clear communities competitive concerned conservation considerable consumption costs critical demand derived developing countries difficult diversity economic effects environment estimates examples Figure fire flow forest management forms fuelwood future given harvesting impact important increase intensity interest International investment involved issues joint production land major marginal measures ment native forests natural operations ownership particular period planning plants population possible potential practice preference present principles problems processes protection public forests publicly-owned range recreation reduce regional relating relationships relatively requires reserves risk road rotation social soil species standing substantial supply surveys sustainable timber tion trade trees tropical unit various wood production zones