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Plantations and Protected Areas in Sustainable Forestry

By: William Price, Naureen Rana and Alaric Sample

156 pages, diagrams

Haworth Press

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #162128 | ISBN: 1560221399
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Hardback | Dec 2006 | #162129 | ISBN: 1560221380
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About this book

How do we protect forests of high conservation value, while meeting the growing demands for wood and wood fibre-based products? "Plantations and Protected Areas in Sustainable Forestry" comprehensively examines each side of the debate, presenting a diverse group of conservationists and natural resource professionals exploring the latest issues in forest management in the United States. The goals of renewable resource management are kept at the forefront of the discussions, while providing effective strategies to meet economic and social needs, and acknowledging the need to conserve biologic diversity and protect forests. For developed nations, there is an ethical responsibility to consider both goals of sensible development as well as conservation of the environment.

"Plantations and Protected Areas in Sustainable Forestry" discusses the various issues involved with intensively managed forest plantations in the United States and elsewhere, all with a focus on approaches that maximize yield, while minimizing any negative effects. Critical issues are tackled, such as the role of plantations and their management, certification to ensure conservation, job creation from plantations, the effects of intensive forest management on society and environment, and the protection of biodiversity. The book provides a solid foundation on which to form a consensus that addresses the needs of economics and society as well as natural resource conservation.


Introduction (V. Alaric Sample) The Environmental Benefits of Tree Plantations (Clark S. Binkley) Integrating Protected Areas, Plantations, and Certification (Bruce Cabarle, Nick Brown, and Kerry Cesareo) Industrial Plantation Forestry: Do Local Communities Benefit? (Susan Charnley) Environmental Aspects of the Intensive Plantation/Reserve Debate (S. T. Friedman) Mitigating Environmental and Social Impacts of Intensive Plantation Forestry (Kate Heaton) Investing in Forestry: Opportunities and Pitfalls of Intensive Plantations and Other Alternatives (Chadwick Dearing Oliver and Roger Mesznik) A Vision for World Forests: Results from the Council on Foreign Relations Study (David G. Victor) Sustainable Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation: Toward a New Consensus (V. Alaric Sample) Index Reference Notes Included

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