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  Forestry Commission - sustainable forestry
We have put sustainability at the heart of our forestry policies and practices so that we can realise the full potential of our woodlands as economic, environmental and social resources.
International concerns about sustainable development were given expression through the 'Earth Summit' in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and were debated again at the WSSD held in Johannesburg in 2002.
Forestry was an important topic at Johannesburg and the UK was able to demonstrate that it is among the leaders in developing and implementing standards for sustainable forestry.
www.forestry.gov.uk /forestry/EDIK-59FLEA   (251 words)

  Sustainable forestry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The basic tenet of sustainable forestry is that the amount of timber yielded from a forest should be replaced at the level that the stand of trees or a forest is capable of growing without degradation of the soil, watershed features or seed source.
It is imperative to consider the potential natural vegetation, annual growth and the basal area, combined with the amount of trees per stand to develop a management plan for area sizes from a stand to an ownership through the entire forest, as well as considering the landscape and position of the forest within it.
If sustainable forestry is an experiment, reserves are the control of that experiment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sustainable_forestry   (3057 words)

 Temperate Forest Foundation: Sustainable Forestry Facts
Under sustainable forestry, social wants and needs are fully considered and forests are managed to produce a variety of values and benefits.
Forestry and agriculture are the foundations on which a sustainable society is built.
By practicing sustainable forestry, foresters are meeting human needs while ensuring the health of forest ecosystems over broad landscapes and long time horizons.
www.forestinfo.org /Discover/sustainforest.htm   (662 words)

 Sustainable Forestry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sustainable forestry is a process of managing forests in order to meet the needs for present and future generations alike.
The concept of sustainable forestry is always evolving with knowledge learned through research and experience.
Sustainable forestry is important because it improves forests for the future and maintains their productivity by protecting them from wildfires, diseases, and other damaging elements.
www.mfra.org /shepherd/body1.htm   (286 words)

 Georgia-Pacific Environment - Sustainable Forestry - Sustainable Forestry
Our commitment to sustainable forestry helps ensure the future of North America's forests and of our business.
Since GP does not own timberland, our sustainable forestry strategy is directly related to the procurement practices that supply wood and fiber to our manufacturing facilities.
As a group, family forest landowners play a key role in the forestry community as they own 42 percent of the forest land in the U.S. They are especially important to GP because about 80 percent of the timber volume into our facilities comes from these family forest landowners.
www.gp.com /forestry/sustain.html   (294 words)

 Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Forestry
Sustainable agriculture and sustainable forestry are important environmental issues and as such are areas in which academic and research libraries should be building their collections.
Sustainability is examined from the perspective of being an opposite phenomenon to deforestation.
Sustainable agriculture and sustainable forestry need to be achieved if we are going to leave land on which future generations will be able to meet their needs.
www.istl.org /04-summer/article5.html   (11520 words)

 NatureServe: Sustainable Forestry
Sustainable Forestry Certification: NatureServe's press release announcing the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's adoption of NatureServe data and standards in their forest certification process.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative: View the SFI certification standards, publications, and other materials.
National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry: A research and funding initiative focusing on the relationship between biodiversity and forest management.
www.natureserve.org /consIssues/sustainableForestry.jsp   (647 words)

 Moving Toward Sustainable Forestry: Strategies for Forest Landowners
Sustainable forestry is about managing a renewable resource - the timber in our forests.
The primary role of herbicides in sustainable forest management is in the restoration of improperly managed forests and abandoned agricultural fields.
TSI is used in sustainable forestry to restore forests to a more natural state, in which valuable species such as oaks are prevalent.
www.ext.vt.edu /pubs/forestry/420-144/ch3.html   (10995 words)

 Sustainable Forestry: Why Sustainable Forestry?
Sustainable forestry provides a way of using trees and non-timber forest products to meet people’s ever-increasing need for lumber, paper and other products, without degrading forest ecosystems.
Sustainable forestry is a process by which companies adopt more responsible practices: they increase protection of soils, waterways and wildlife, and they treat workers and neighboring communities fairly.
Under the guidance of SmartWood auditors, more than 1,000 companies in more than 50 countries around the globe are implementing techniques for harvesting and processing the wood they need, while ensuring that forests -- and all of the millions of plant and animal species they harbor -- are conserved for the future.
www.rainforest-alliance.org /programs/forestry/why.html   (142 words)

 Matt Holland - Sustainable Forestry
Sustainable, selective forestry may be the bridge between our ongoing need for forest products and the immediate necessity for a more responsible relationship with the woods.
In North America, sustainable forestry leader Orville Camp is training new foresters in environmentally sensitive techniques at his Ecoforestry Institute, based in Portland, Oregon.
Peggy Iris and her late husband Jan founded the institute to teach sustainable forestry techniques and help woodlot managers develop sustainable forestry plans.
www.context.org /ICLIB/IC36/Holland.htm   (823 words)

 aboutSFI.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The SFI Program is overseen by the Sustainable Forestry Board (SFB), an independent 501(c)3 organization, which is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the SFI Standard and verification procedures.
Simply stated, sustainable forestry is working with nature to ensure the future of the nation's forests for generations to come.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative program is based on the premise that responsible environmental practices and sound business practices can be integrated to the benefit of landowners, shareholders, customers and the people they serve.
www.aboutsfi.org /about.asp   (427 words)

 Deforestation - CFAN Discussion paper: Deforestation - Tropical Forests in Decline - rainforest, environment, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although there are many unanswered questions about truly sustainable silvicultural systems for tropical forests, there are many well-known practices that can be employed more extensively which will improve forest management and reduce the degradation of forests by logging and their susceptibility to deforestation.
Analog forestry shows much promise in re-establishing forest ecosystems that are analogous in structure and ecological function to the original vegetation.
This is one of the underlying reasons why forestry institutions have not been able to command the attention of political decision-makers and capture the support needed to address deforestation.
www.rcfa-cfan.org /english/issues.12-7.html   (4085 words)

 Bachelor of Applied Science (Forestry)
Forestry is not just an important primary industry in Australia.
It emphasises ecologically sustainable forest and habitat management, and development of personal and community management skills, community-based native planting programs and farm forestry.
Small-scale forestry for purposes of timber production, for the conservation of biodiversity, water, and soil, and for protection of stock, houses, and crops, requires a different approach from that of large, commercial forestry.
www.scu.edu.au /schools/esm/courses/forestry   (459 words)

 Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry
Sustainability research and education efforts at Clemson University span all areas of agriculture and forestry.
Sustainable agriculture must be ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible.
Sustainable forestry refers to an overall commitment to environmental conservation that integrates the production of trees for useful products with reforestation and conservation of soil, air, and water quality, wildlife and fish habitat, and aesthetics.
www.clemson.edu /scg/sustaf   (473 words)

 OGA - Sustainable Forestry
Education by example is slowly spreading restoration forestry knowledge and use.
Over time, restoration forestry's growing track record will make irrelevant the "jobs versus environment" argument between preservationists and their industry counterparts.
If you are interested in developing restoration forestry in Northern California, please email Raul Hernandez at info@oldgrowthagain.org.
www.oldgrowthagain.org /sustainable.html   (216 words)

 AppalFor - Appalachian Sustainable Forestry
Sustainable forestry may be defined as an approach to forest utilization and management that recognizes:
The main objective of sustainable forestry is to establish a strong land-ethic as the basis for the management and utilization of forests in Appalachia, and to use science, as moderated by the concepts of appropriate technology, to provide the forest commodities and amenities needed by society.
AppalFor is also functions as a network to alert individuals of specific threats to sustainable forestry, and may ultimately function as a vehicle to support cooperative responses to issues and situations.
www.uky.edu /OtherOrgs/AppalFor   (191 words)

 ConservationEconomy.net Pattern Browser   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sustainable Forestry practices are rigorously certified by neutral parties under the auspices of organizations like the Forest Stewardship Council and Scientific Certification Systems, providing favorable product differentiation in the marketplace.
Sustainable Forestry also considers the social and economic benefits of forestry in a new light.
Practice a system of forestry that takes trees while leaving the forest intact, and seek certification to document these practices in the marketplace.
www.conservationeconomy.net /content.cfm?PatternID=25   (637 words)

 Oregon State University College of Forestry, Sustainable Forestry Partnership
Sustainable Forestry flows from the goal of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The Sustainable Forestry Partnership's mission is to document and promote innovation in sustainable forestry and help others integrate this innovation broadly into both policy and practice.
The Sustainable Forestry Partnership began at Oregon State University in 1995 and has grown to include faculty from partner institutions and organizations.
www.cof.orst.edu /org/sfp   (261 words)

 Sustainable management of beech forests in New Zealand; beech index page
Further, they decided to curtail the very successful, audited, sustainable management of rimu forests in South Westland that has been in operation for about 8 years, and have decided that it will end in 2002.
I have recently completed writing a book on the closely related topic of the sustainable management of two small rimu forests in South Westland, Okarito and Saltwater, near the little settlement of Okarito.
In this discussion, you can gain considerable insight into some of the tricky environmental factors involved in the sustainable management proposals, and the trouble Timberlands is prepared to go to in order to carry out good sustainable forestry management practice.
homepages.caverock.net.nz /~bj/beech   (606 words)

 Sustainable Forestry
Managing forested ecosystems in sustainable ways is not a luxury—it is a requirement.
Graduate study in Sustainable Forestry at the University of Vermont may be approached in several ways – from thesis research to the Sustainable Forestry concentration within the Conservation Leadership Program.
UVM’s Forestry Program is working with a dozen other colleges and universities to develop a multi-institutional Certificate in Sustaining Forests and Human Communities.
www.uvm.edu /~conserve/for.html   (227 words)

 Eldis - Forestry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The main headline from the report is that whilst 13 million hectares of the world's forests are still lost annually due to deforestation, this rate of net forest loss is slowing down, thanks to new planting and natural expansion of existing forests.
This synthesis document brings together the findings of African forest scientists operating under the umbrella of the Forestry Research Network of Sub-Saharan Africa who compiled case studies of land....
Ensuring sustainable livelihoods in the forests of Eritrea
www.eldis.org /forests   (543 words)

 Trust for Sustainable Forestry
The Trust for Sustainable Forestry was founded by a group of individuals passionate about the forest and the values it bestows on us and the world in which we live.
The Trust seeks to bring balance through the promotion of truly sustainable ecosystem based forestry in any way we can.
To inspire and enable the growth of ecosystem based forestry in anyway we can.
www.sustainableforestry.com   (163 words)

 The Haworth Press Online Catalog: Product: 'Journal of Sustainable Forestry'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The scope of the Journal of Sustainable Forestry is broad.
The journal focuses not only on the sustainability of forests as providers of fuel and lumber, but integrative aspects of agroforestry and sustainable agriculture insofar as forest crops are concerned.
He is a leading figure in research dealing with adaptive physiology; development and morphology of plants in response to mountain and stressed environments such as air pollution; and anatomical, physiological, and optical properties of leaves in relation to light intensity and quality, nutrient status, and ecology.
www.haworthpress.com /store/product.asp?sku=J091   (1811 words)

 Virginia’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program
Sustainable forestry practices meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
An independent Sustainable Forestry Board monitors the effectiveness of the SFI Program Standard and the Verification Procedures and monitors and resolves non-compliance issues.
In Virginia, a primary focus of the SFI program has been on training loggers–the people who actually do the harvesting–on the practices that protect the quality of our environment, that promote forest regeneration and that enhance the safety of loggers and the public.
www.sharplogger.vt.edu /virginiasfi   (382 words)

 Sustainable Forestry Membership Page
The goal of this ring is to bring all the actors in sustainable forestry scattered throughout the globe together under one umbrella.
The goal will be met if the ring permits sustainable forestry adherents to become aware of all the players involved in this endeavor, to keep abreast of who is doing what, to promote the expansion of sustainable forestry practices, and to encourage information exchange among them.
It must be actively involved in promoting or adhering to sustainable forestry principles and practices as developed by the Forest Stewardship Council.
www.harwoodfoundation.org /ring/home.htm   (760 words)

 MFPC Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Since the late 1980s, questions about the sustainable management of the world's forests have led to the development of a number of forest certification systems.
The goal of forest certification systems is to develop standards that ensure that forests are being managed with an eye toward protecting all the values that forests provide to society.
Concerns such as sustainable harvest rates, the protection of water quality, and the continuation of appropriate levels of biodiversity, among others, are all factors in forest certification systems.
www.maineforest.org /sfi   (163 words)

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