About this book
The new edition will include significant changes while maintaining the features and strengths so highly valued by adopters for more than four decades! Forest Management retains its unique focus on analytical and quantitative ways of thinking about forest resources management. Its central aim is still to provide decision-makers and stakeholders with comprehensive, quantitative estimates of the consequences of various choices in land use and planning.
Contents: Part I. Introduction to Forest Management.
Introduction to Forest Management: The Evolution of Principles and Values Underlying Management of Forests
Elements of Forest Management: Goals, Land Classification, Prescriptions, And Estimates of Conditions and Outcomes
Concepts for Forest Management Planning
Part II. Predicting Conditions and Outcomes for Stands and Forests.
Fundamentals of Structure, Growth, and Development in Even-Aged and Uneven-Aged Stands and Forests
Quantitative Estimation of Conditions and Outcomes in Even-Aged and Uneven-Aged Stands and Forests
Part III. Fundamentals of Decision Analysis to Achieve Ecological, Economic and Social Values.
Financial Analysis of Trees, Stands and Forests
Valuation of Forest Assets, Outputs, Structure and Process
Problem Identification and Decision Analysis Tools
Evaluation and Comparison of Planning Alternatives
Part IV. Forest Management Planning to Achieve Ecological, Economic and Social Goals.
Strategic Planning for Timber Production
Strategic Planning for Multiple Ecological and Economic Goals
Strategic Planning Considering the Spatial Context, Cumulative Effects Across Ownerships, and the Episodic Nature of Natural Disturbances
Tactical and Operation Planning