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-land use - Land Use Development and Conservation Forestry Balancing Use and Preservation Central Case Clayoquot Sound What Happened Protest to

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Land Use, Development and Conservation
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Forestry: Balancing Use and Preservation
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Central Case: Clayoquot Sound What Happened? Protest to stop clear-cutting of old-growth forests (12,000 protestors) Helped to change government policies.
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Central Case: Clayoquot Sound What are the issues? What is the value of forests? How do you balance growth and preservation? What is the best way to manage resources? ** Watch the Video: Road Rules **
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Resource Management The practice of harvesting potentially renewable resources in ways that do not deplete them. Decisions are based on a scientific understanding of the systems as well as by political, economic and societal values.
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Resource Management Management aims for maximum sustainable yield. Focused on harvest of single species Ecosystem-based management Minimize impact on ecosystem processes Adaptive management Systematically testing different management strategies and using the ones that work best
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Resource Management
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Forests Management Forests are ecologically valuable . Most of the remaining old growth forests occur in the tropical rainforest. Their structural complexity leads to high biodiversity. Deforestation can lead to severe ecological damage. Timber is economically valued. Timber harvesting propelled the economy that made the expansion of the country possible. Timber companies make the most money from “old- growth” big trees.
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- Forests’ structural complexity leads to high biodiversity.
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The growth of America was fed by the deforestation of its land.
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Deforestation in the United States
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Deforestation in the Developing World As the big trees have disappeared, lumber companies have moved out of the country.
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How are forests managed? Most timber harvesting in the US takes place on private land. The timber industry tries to maintain maximum sustainable yield on its lands. The main focus is on growing single-species plantations Some harvesting is done on public land National Forests System Private companies buy timber-rights to lands managed by the government.
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*Measured in cubic feet of wood Timber harvested from public and private lands
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How are forests managed? The depletion of eastern forests led to the
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course ENVSCI 101 taught by Professor Don'tremember during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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