Forestry and Resource Management. 11. CHAPTER. Talk About It What does sustainable resource use look like, and how can we achieve it?. Battling Over Clayoquot’s Big Trees.
Talk About ItWhat does sustainable resource use look like, and how can we achieve it?Battling Over Clayoquot’s Big Trees
Overfishing has reduced populations of North Atlantic cod, an economically important fish, by 60% over the last 40 years.
Did You Know?More than 8 million hectares of forest were lost between 1990 and 2005.
•Goal: To gather data from areas managed in different ways, and develop a customized management plan based on the results
Forests, mostly boreal forests and tropical rain forests, cover about 30% of Earth’s land.
Lesson 11.2 Forests and Their Resources
Did You Know?Today most commercial logging in the U.S. occurs in western coniferous forests and southern pine plantations.
Did You Know?Once old-growth forest is logged, it may need hundreds of years to regrow.
The border bewteen Haiti (left) and the Dominican Republic (right) shows Haiti’s deforestation.
Most logging in the U.S. takes place on private land, but timber companies are also allowed to harvest trees in National Forests under supervision by the U.S. Forest Service.
“The choice is not whether or not these forests burn. The choice is how they burn.
- William Armstrong, fire manager, U.S. Forest Service