Peripherals pay for forests
jchris at ptinet.com
Thu Nov 4 12:57:26 EST 1999
bob mcarthur wrote:
> paul at banon.demon.co.uk writes: > Tom, that's not the point - the point is anyway that the forest can't be
> Just for laughs, let me ask.
> Define forestry.
Forestry: the science, art and practice of managing and using for human benefit the natural resources that
occur on and in association with forest lands.
> Deifine sustainability.
> Sustainability: A state or process that can be maintained indefinitely. The principles of sustainability
> integrate three closely interlined elements the environment, the economy and the social system into a
> system that can be maintained in a healthy state indefinitely.
> Sustainable development: preservation and protection of diverse ecosystems-the soil, plants, animals,
> insects and fungi while maintaining the forest's productivity.
> Sustainable forest management: management regimes applied to forest land which maintain the productive and
> renewal capacities as well as the genetic, species and ecological diversity of forest ecosystems.
> Sustained yield: a method of forest management that calls for an approximate balance between net growth and
> amount harvested.
> Part of the problem with this discussion is that no-one has really
> defined what we are talking about, and then we rush headlong, figuring that everyone has
> the same point of view.
> Bob McA
The source is Canada's B.C. Forestry. The look similar to the definitions that I learned in forestry school
many years ago. The Society of American Forestry has a publication titled "Forestry Terminology". You can
buy it from them. The edition that I have (1958) defines forestry as the scientific management of forests
for the continuous production of goods and services. The B.C. one is more up to date than my glossary.
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