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Sustainability of Temperate Forests

By: Roger A Sedjo, Alberto Goetzl and Steverson O Moffat

102 pages, Tabs

Resources for the Future

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #84466 | ISBN: 0915707985
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Sustainability policy and performance are profiled for eight timber-exporting or major wood-using temperate nations: United States, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, New Zealand, and Chile. The authors also assess the possible effects on each nation of various criteria for sustainability.

'Provides a good overview of sustainable forestry related to temperate zones. It also presents a good, practical discussion of the costs and benefits of moving towards application of sustainability practices in temperate forests. A good supplemental text for courses on forest management and administration, and on forest policy.' -Hans M. Gregerson,University of Minnesota


Preface 1. Sustainable Forestry: An Overview 2. History and Evolution of Sustainable Forestry Concepts 3. Alternative Approaches to Defining Sustainable Forestry 4. Cost Implications of Sustainability Practices 5. Some Consequences of Forest Sustainability Issues 6. Domestic and International Policy Responses to Sustainability in Selected Temperate Countries 7. Summary and Conclusions Appendix A. Forest Policy and Regulations in Selected Temperate Forested Countries: Findings from the Study Appendix B. Criterion 7 References

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Roger A. Sedjo is a senior fellow in the Energy and Natural Resources division of Resources for the Future. Alberto Goetzl is a forestry consultant with extensive experience in industrial forestry. Steverson O. Moffat is a Ph.D. student in forestry at North Carolina State University.

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