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Forest Management



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What is sustainable forest management?

Canadian Council of Forest Ministers:

Management that maintains and enhances the long-term health of forest ecosystems for the benefit of all living things while providing environmental, economic, social and cultural opportunities for present and future generations.

CFS Glossary:

Food and Agriculture Organization:

The stewardship and use of forests and forest lands in a way, an at a rate, that maintains their biological diversity, productivity, regeneration capacity, vitality and their potential to fulfil, now and in the future, relevant ecological economic and social functions, at local, national and global levels, and that does not cause damage on other ecosystems.

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Sustainable Forest Management





“Forestry is an art born of necessity, as opposed to arts of convenience and of pleasure. Only when a reduction in the natural supplies of forest products under the demands of civilization necessitates a husbanding of supplies, or the application of art or skill or knowledge in securing a reproduction, or when unfavourable conditions of soil or climate induced by forest destruction make themselves felt does the art of forestry make its appearance.”

B.E. Fernow, Dean, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, 1911.


Forest management is the scientific management of forests for continuous production of goods and services.

This includes:

 forest protection

 co-ordination of multiple uses of forest land

 harvest regulation

forest renewal and tending