Towards Forest Sustainability
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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.
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.
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.
Participants at the Forestry Roundtable Meeting
Chapter 1. Challenges to Temperate Forest Stewardship?Focusing on the Future \ Jerry F. Franklin
Chapter 2. Are Forests Different As a Policy Challenge? \ Stephen Dovers
Chapter 3. Towards Ecological Forestry in Tasmania \ J.E. Hickey and M.J. Brown
Chapter 4. Integrating Wildlife Conservation and Wood Production in Victorian Montane Ash Forests \ David Lindenmayer
Chapter 5. The Role of Large Mammals in US Forests \ Michael Soulé
Chapter 6. Resolving Forest Management Issues in British Columbia \ Fred Bunnelland Laurie Kremsater
Chapter 7. Finnish Forestry in Transition?Finding Ways to Sustainable Forest Management \ Jari Niemela
Chapter 8. The Role of Science in the Changing Forestry Scene in the USA \ David Perry
Chapter 9. Forest Biodiversity Management?The Swedish Model \ Per Angelstam
Chapter 10. Sustainable Forest Management in New Zealand \ David Norton
Chapter 11. A new Forest and Wood Industry Policy Framework for Australia \ Judy Clark
Chapter 12. Transitions to Ecological Sustainability in Forests?A Synthesis \ David Lindenmayer and Jerry Franklin
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