Three-quarters of Canada's forests are under provincial control, so provincial forest policies are crucial to long-term sustainability. With its up-to-date comparative scrutiny of forest policies, Policies for Sustainably Managing Canada's Forests provides forest managers, scholars, and students with the information and concepts to critically examine Canada's complex forest tenure systems. Looking at tenure, stumpage fees, and other forest practices, the authors assess how well different provincial schemes achieve the goals of sustainable forest management. They identify essential policy attributes that could be used to guide tenure reform, consider barriers that could prevent meaningful change, and offer much-needed practical guidance on overcoming these obstacles.
"This book fills a substantial gap in the literature on forest policy in Canada with its stress on the importance of trade-offs among the economic, social, and ecological elements of sustainable forest management (SFM). It also provides an excellent discussion of how the dimensions of forestry property rights conveyed by different tenures can affect SFM."
– Jeremy Rayner, Professor and Centennial Research Chair, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
1 The Rise of Sustainable Forest Management and Trends in Forest Sector Governance
2 A General Framework for a Comparative Analysis of Canadian Crown Forest Tenures
3 Crown Forest Tenures in Canada
4 Regulating for Sustainable Forest Management: Interprovincial Comparison of Forest Planning and Practice Requirements
5 Interprovincial Comparison of Crown Stumpage Fee Systems
6 In Search of Forest Tenures for Sustainable Forest Management
Appendix: References for Details on Canadian Crown Forest Tenure Characteristics, Forest Practices Regulations, and Stumpage Systems by Province
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Martin K. Luckert is a professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada.
David Haley is a professor emeritus in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
George Hoberg is a professor in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia, Canada.