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Titolo:
Development of integrated ecological standards of sustainable forest management at an operational scale
Autore:
Kneeshaw, DD; Leduc, A; Drapeau, P; Gauthier, S; Pare, D; Carignan, R; Doucet, R; Bouthillier, L; Messier, C;
Indirizzi:
Univ Quebec, Grp Rech Ecol Forestiere Interuniv, Montreal, PQ H3C 3P8, Canada Univ Quebec Montreal PQ Canada H3C 3P8 univ, Montreal, PQ H3C 3P8, Canada
Titolo Testata:
FORESTRY CHRONICLE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 76, anno: 2000,
pagine: 481 - 493
SICI:
0015-7546(200005/06)76:3<481:DOIESO>2.0.ZU;2-G
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SOUTHERN BOREAL FOREST; ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT; BIRDS; CERTIFICATION; DISTURBANCE; HABITAT; FRAGMENTATION; PRODUCTIVITY; BIODIVERSITY; PERSPECTIVE;
Keywords:
sustainable forest management; criteria and indicators; biodiversity; regeneration; soil conservation; aquatic resources; landscape level evaluation; planning and monitoring;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
92
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Kneeshaw, DD Univ Quebec, Grp Rech Ecol Forestiere Interuniv, CP 8888,SuccCtr Ville, Montreal, PQ H3C 3P8, Canada Univ Quebec CP 8888,Succ Ctr VilleMontreal PQ Canada H3C 3P8
Citazione:
D.D. Kneeshaw et al., "Development of integrated ecological standards of sustainable forest management at an operational scale", FOREST CHRO, 76(3), 2000, pp. 481-493

Abstract

Within Canada, and internationally, an increasing demand that forests be managed to maintain all resources has led to the development of criteria andindicators of sustainable forest management. There is, however, a lack of understanding, at an operational scale, how to evaluate and compare forest management activities to ensure the sustainability of all resources. For example, nationally, many of the existing indicators are too broad to be useddirectly at a local scale of forest management; provincially, regulations are often too prescriptive and rigid to allow for adaptive management; and forest certification programs, often based largely on public or stakeholderopinion instead of scientific understanding, may be too local in nature topermit a comparison of operations across a biome. At an operational scale indicators must be relevant to forest activities and ecologically integrated. In order to aid decision-makers in the adaptive management necessary forsustainable forest management, two types of indicators are identified: those that are prescriptive to aid in planning forest management and those that are evaluative to be used in monitoring and suggesting improvements. An integrated approach to developing standards based on an ecosystem managementparadigm is outlined for the boreal forest where the variability inherent in natural systems is used to define the limits within which forest management is ecologically sustainable. Sustainability thresholds are thus definedby ecosystem response after natural disturbances. For this exercise, standards are proposed for biodiversity, forest productivity via regeneration, soil conservation and aquatic resources. For each of these standards, planning indicators are developed for managing forest conditions while forest values are evaluated by environmental indicators, thus leading to a continuouscycle of improvement. Approaches to developing critical thresholds and corresponding prescriptions are also outlined. In all cases, the scale of evaluation is clearly related to the landscape (or FMU) level while the stand level is used for measurement purposes. In this view the forest should be managed as a whole even though forest interventions are usually undertaken atthe stand level.

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