Forest management National Forests – Originally federal forest reserve 1960 - Multiple Use Act – Timber, mining, grazing, recreation Seed-tree cut Clear cut Result? Select tree cut – Result? Forest management depends on management goals
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National Forests – Originally federal forest reserve
1960 - Multiple Use Act – Timber, mining, grazing,
Different goals may lead to conflicting policies
See book for managing midwestern forests for
“The agriculture that was once intensive in Connecticut is now largely abandoned and farmland reverting to forests provides excellent habitat for grouse. As these forests mature, however, their value to grouse decreases. Without forest management practices that create early
successional forest, grouse habitat would decline.”
Connecticut Dept of Env. Protection
Hutto and Gallo 2006
How would a firefighter view these?
How would a lumberman?
How would an environmentalist?
How does a manger bring
these views together?
Energy conversion Table 14-9
With approximately two million acres of personal and ranch land, Ted Turner is the largest individual landholder in North America. Turner lands are innovatively managed and work to partner economic viability with ecological sustainability. All Turner ranches operate as working businesses, relying on bison and outfitting as principal enterprises. In addition, Turner ranches support many progressive environmental projects including water resource management, reforestation and the reintroduction of native species to the land. Turner Enterprises also manages over 45,000 head of bison across the various Turner ranches.
Wildlife - Africa
THE RANCHER’S COMMITMENT
2.1 Comply with all applicable laws, jurisprudence, codes, rules and regulatory requirements in general, and specifically those relating to wildlife ranching and the environmental, social, market behaviour and the wellbeing of stakeholders.
2.2 Provide and maintain fit-for-purpose ranching facilities, related to one or more of the following:
(i) sustainable game production and utilization factoring in the ecology, economy and socio-cultural aspects that would facilitate meat production, hunting and fishing;
(ii) preserving and fostering the condition of game for hunting;
(iii) eco-tourism and/or;
(iv) environmental conservation.