7. Ethical Issues in Forestry & Public Land Use. Larry D. Sanders Spring 2002 AGEC 4990. Dept. of Ag Economics Oklahoma State University. INTRODUCTION. Purpose: to understand the ethical issues related to forestry and public land use Learning Objectives:
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Larry D. Sanders Spring 2002 AGEC 4990
Dept. of Ag Economics Oklahoma State University
1. To review the history of US public forest policy & note the significance of the ethical debate in the concepts of conservation and preservation.
2. To understand alternative value perspectives and value factors for forests.
3. To understand the differences in private and public forest management.
4. To become aware of other key factors in forest resource management.
1. Bengston, D. 1993
1. Quantity & quality of other stands key to benefits of specific stand (how unique is it?)
2. Multi-Use Sustained Yield Act (MUSYA)-1960-mandates USFS to manage both timber & non-harvest benefits (recreation, habitat, etc.)
3. Below-Cost Timber Sales—inefficient
4. NPV of all multi-uses > NPV without timbering
5. Old growth (Ancient forests) & ESA critical habitat Special Cases--Nonmarket value may be higher in preservation
Bengston, D.N., “The Nature of Value and the Value of Nature”, paper presented to People & Forests: Meeting the Challenge of Tomorrow, November 7-10, 1993.