Forest Management and Planning

Forest Management and Planning
Author: Peter Bettinger,Kevin Boston,Jacek P. Siry,Donald L. Grebner
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2016-12-29
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128097069

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Forest Management and Planning, Second Edition, addresses contemporary forest management planning issues, providing a concise, focused resource for those in forest management. The book is intermixed with chapters that concentrate on quantitative subjects, such as economics and linear programming, and qualitative chapters that provide discussions of important aspects of natural resource management, such as sustainability. Expanded coverage includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania, and a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation. Helps students and early career forest managers understand the problems facing professionals in the field today Designed to support land managers as they make complex decisions on the ecological, economic, and social impacts of forest and natural resources Presents updated, real-life examples that are illustrated both mathematically and graphically Includes a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation Incorporates the newest research and forest certification standards Offers access to a companion website with updated solutions, geographic databases, and illustrations

Forest Management and Planning

Forest Management and Planning
Author: Peter Bettinger,Pete Bettinger,Kevin Boston,Jacek P. Siry,Donald L. Grebner
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2010-07-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0080921582

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Forest Management and Planning provides a focused understanding of contemporary forest management issues through real life examples to engage students. The methodology for the development of quantitatively-derived forest management plans – from gathering information to the implementation of plans at the forest level – are clearly explained. Emphasis is placed on the development of traditional commodity production forest plans using linear programming, the development of alternative forest plans, and problem resolution in planning. The authors have developed this book based on their personal experience in teaching forest management courses and the review of ten forestry programs (Auburn University, University of Georgia, Iowa State University, Louisiana State University, Northern Arizona University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Florida, Virginia Tech, and Oregon State University). The integration of extended case studies of a variety of scenarios as well as the inclusion of a section on report writing will engage students. Acknowledgement and integration of various software packages for forest management provide the most useful tools for those studying forest management and distinguish this book from the competition. This book is an ideal resource for students of Forest Management – primarily an upper-level course in forestry, and natural resource management, wildlife, and recreation programs. Real-life examples illustrated mathematically and graphically End-of-chapter questions Modern coverage of the planning and management of US Forest timber production Case study analysis Expansive applications drawn for examples in the western US, the Lake States, the northeastern US, the southern US and Canada Detailed descriptions of models and solution methods for integrating a variety of wildlife habitat constraints

Forest Management and Planning

Forest Management and Planning
Author: Peter Bettinger,Kevin Boston,Donald L. Grebner,Jacek P. Siry
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-02-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0128094761

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Forest Management and Planning, Second Edition, addresses contemporary forest management planning issues, providing a concise, focused resource for those in forest management. The book is intermixed with chapters that concentrate on quantitative subjects, such as economics and linear programming, and qualitative chapters that provide discussions of important aspects of natural resource management, such as sustainability. Expanded coverage includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania, and a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation. Helps students and early career forest managers understand the problems facing professionals in the field today Designed to support land managers as they make complex decisions on the ecological, economic, and social impacts of forest and natural resources Presents updated, real-life examples that are illustrated both mathematically and graphically Includes a new chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation Incorporates the newest research and forest certification standards Offers access to a companion website with updated solutions, geographic databases, and illustrations

Decision Support for Forest Management

Decision Support for Forest Management
Author: Annika Kangas,Mikko Kurttila,Teppo Hujala,Kyle Eyvindson,Jyrki Kangas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2015-10-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319235226

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This updated and expanded second edition adds the most recent advances in participatory planning approaches and methods, giving special emphasis to decision support tools usable under uncertainty. The new edition places emphasis on the selection of criteria and creating alternatives in practical multi-criteria decision making problems.

Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable Forest Management
Author: John L. Innes,Anna V. Tikina
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-12-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781136456770

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Sustainable Forest Management provides the necessary material to educate students about forestry and the contemporary role of forests in ecosystems and society. This comprehensive textbook on the concept and practice of sustainable forest management sets the standard for practice worldwide. Early chapters concentrate on conceptual aspects, relating sustainable forestry management to international policy. In particular, they consider the concept of criteria and indicators and how this has determined the practice of forest management, taken here to be the management of forested lands and of all ecosystems present on such lands. Later chapters are more practical in focus, concentrating on the management of the many values associated with forests. Overall the book provides a major new synthesis which will serve as a textbook for undergraduates of forestry as well as those from related disciplines such as ecology or geography who are taking a course in forests or natural resource management.

Forest Plans of North America

Forest Plans of North America
Author: Jacek P. Siry,Peter Bettinger,Krista Merry,Donald L. Grebner,Kevin Boston,Chris Cieszewski
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2015-03-13
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780127999319

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Forest Plans of North America presents case studies of contemporary forest management plans developed for forests owned by federal, state, county, and municipal governments, communities, families, individuals, industry, investment organizations, conservation organizations, and others in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The book provides excellent real-life examples of contemporary forest planning processes, the various methods used, and the diversity of objectives and constraints faced by forest owners. Chapters are written by those who have developed the plans, with each contribution following a unified format and allowing a common, clear presentation of the material, along with consistent treatment of various aspects of the plans. This work complements other books published by members of the same editorial team (Forest Management and Planning, Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resource Management), which describe the planning process and the various methods one might use to develop a plan, but in general do not, as this work does, illustrate what has specifically been developed by landowners and land managers. This is an in-depth compilation of case studies on the development of forest management plans by the different landowner groups in North America. The book offers students, practitioners, policy makers, and the general public an opportunity to greatly improve their appreciation of forest management and, more importantly, foster an understanding of why our forests today are what they are and what forces and tools may shape their tomorrow. Forest Plans of North America provides a solid supplement to those texts that are used as learning tools for forest management courses. In addition, the work functions as a reference for the types of processes used and issues addressed in the early 21st century for managing land resources. Presents 40-50 case studies of forest plans developed for a wide variety of organizations, groups, and landowners in North America Illustrates plans that have specifically been developed by landowners and land managers Features engaging, clearly written content that is accessible rather than highly technical, while demonstrating the issues and methods involved in the development of the plans Each chapter contains color photographs, maps, and figures

Multi objective Forest Planning

Multi objective Forest Planning
Author: Timo Pukkala
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-06-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789401599061

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Most of the scientific methods devised for forest planning support timber production ignoring the existence of forest functions other than wood production. Fortunately, the realisation that the forest planning methods available today do not correspond to the needs of today's forestry has activated forest researchers to develop and adopt new methodologies and approaches, which are specifically aimed at multi-objective situations. This book is about the quantitative approach to multi-objective forest planning. The emphasis is on topics that are rather new and not yet systematically applied in forest planning practice. The topics and methodologies discussed in this book include: measurement of preferences, multiple criteria decision analysis, use of GIS to support multi-objective forest management, heuristic optimization, spatial optimisation, and the measurement of non-wood forest outputs. By reading the book, a planning specialist, student or a researcher will get an insight into some of the current developments in forest planning research.

The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations

The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations
Author: José G. Borges,Luis Diaz-Balteiro,Marc E. McDill,Luiz C.E. Rodriguez
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 543
Release: 2014-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789401788991

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The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations. Theoretical Foundations and Applications provides a synthesis of current knowledge about industrial forestry management planning processes. It covers components of the forest supply chain ranging from modelling techniques to management planning approaches and information and communication technology support. It may provide effective support to education, research and outreach activities that focus on forest industrial plantations management. It may contribute further to support forest managers when developing industrial plantations management plans. The book includes the discussion of applications in 26 Management Planning in Actions boxes. These applications highlight the linkage between theory and practice and the contribution of models, methods and management planning approaches to the efficiency and the effectiveness of industrial plantations management planning.

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources
Author: Donald L. Grebner,Pete Bettinger,Jacek P. Siry,Kevin Boston
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-01-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780128190760

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Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, Second Edition, presents a broad, completely updated overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest management, economics, policy, utilization and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest regions of the world, landowners, forest products, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and forest disturbances and health. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples and questions for students to ponder. There is also a section dedicated to forestry careers. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, this book encompasses the economic, ecological and social aspects, thus providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses. Covers the application of forestry and natural resources around the world with a focus on practical applications and graphical examples Describes basic techniques for measuring and evaluating forest resources and natural resources, including fundamental terminology and concepts Includes management policies and their influence at the local, national and international levels

Ecological Forest Management

Ecological Forest Management
Author: Jerry F. Franklin,K. Norman Johnson,Debora L. Johnson
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2018-03-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781478637202

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Fundamental changes have occurred in all aspects of forestry over the last 50 years, including the underlying science, societal expectations of forests and their management, and the evolution of a globalized economy. This textbook is an effort to comprehensively integrate this new knowledge of forest ecosystems and human concerns and needs into a management philosophy that is applicable to the vast majority of global forest lands. Ecological forest management (EFM) is focused on policies and practices that maintain the integrity of forest ecosystems while achieving environmental, economic, and cultural goals of human societies. EFM uses natural ecological models as its basis contrasting it with modern production forestry, which is based on agronomic models and constrained by required return-on-investment. Sections of the book consider: 1) Basic concepts related to forest ecosystems and silviculture based on natural models; 2) Social and political foundations of forestry, including law, economics, and social acceptability; 3) Important current topics including wildfire, biological diversity, and climate change; and 4) Forest planning in an uncertain world from small privately-owned lands to large public ownerships. The book concludes with an overview of how EFM can contribute to resolving major 21st century issues in forestry, including sustaining forest dependent societies.

A New Era for Collaborative Forest Management

A New Era for Collaborative Forest Management
Author: William H. Butler,Courtney A. Schultz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-01-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781351033367

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This book assesses the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) and identifies lessons learned for governance and policy through this new and innovative approach to collaborative forest management. Unlike anything else in US public land management, the CFLRP is a nationwide program that requires collaboration throughout the life of national forest restoration projects, joining agency partners and local stakeholder groups in a kind of decade-long restoration marriage. This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the governance dynamics of the program, examining: questions about collaborative governance processes and the dynamics of trust, accountability and capacity; how scientific information is used in making decisions and integrated into adaptive management processes; and the topic of collaboration through implementation, an underdeveloped area of collaborative governance literature. Bringing together chapters from a community of social science and policy researchers who have conducted studies across multiple CFLRP projects, this volume generates insights, not just about the program, but also about dynamics that are central to collaborative and landscape approaches to land management and relevant for broader practice. This volume is a timely and important contribution to environmental governance scholarship. It will be of interest to researchers and students of natural resource management, environmental governance, and forestry, as well as practitioners and policy makers involved in forest and ecosystem restoration efforts, and collaborative natural resource management more broadly.

Achieving the Sustainable Management of Forests

Achieving the Sustainable Management of Forests
Author: Alastair Fraser
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2019-04-26
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030158392

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This book discusses the reality of implementing sustainable forest management measures. Rather than simply offering theoretical descriptions, the book comprehensively details how sustainably managed forests can only be achieved through the cooperation and support of foresters, politicians, business leaders, local communities, consumers of forest-based goods and services, and the general public. The book also aims to raise public awareness of the factors involved in attaining the true sustainability of forest management, and the consequences of failing to do so, as well as the current issues facing sustainable forest management such as land ownership and land-use rights, political corruption, environmental stressors, and economic pressure. In 17 chapters, the book will appeal to academics and teachers in forestry and related areas, government practitioners, development agencies, and NGOs.

Forest Management

Forest Management
Author: Lawrence Davis,Lawrence S. Davis
Publsiher: Waveland PressInc
Total Pages: 804
Release: 2005
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 1577664361

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"The fourth edition of Forest Management - revised significantly from previous, successful editions - offers authoritative, up-to-date coverage of broad-scope concepts and ideas for those entering the fields of forest management, forest economics, and forest ecology. Viewed as large integrated ecosystems that are often owned and managed by multiple landowners, forests continue to be at the center of debates involving global warming and the sustaining of human populations. Because long-term ecological outcomes of forest management activities continue to be of heightened concern to citizens, interest groups, and regulators, the comprehensive fourth edition recognizes the scope of ecological, economic, and social outcomes from the management and use of forest lands. It provides future decision makers and stakeholders with contemporary methods to make quantitative estimates of the consequences of implementing alternative management or policy scenarios for forests."--pub. desc.

Ecosystem Management in the Boreal Forest

Ecosystem Management in the Boreal Forest
Author: Sylvie Gauthier
Publsiher: PUQ
Total Pages: 539
Release: 2009-01-01
Genre: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
ISBN: 2760523829

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Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable Forest Management
Author: Klaus von Gadow,Timo Pukkala,Margarida Tomé
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2000-05-31
Genre: Mathematics
ISBN: 0792363566

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Special about this book, compared to other books published in the same field, is the holistic approach which includes ecological, socio-political and timber supply issues."--BOOK JACKET.