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Why forests ?. Everybody loves forests (think …) Maybe 10 % of the public regard wood as the prime value from forests Maybe 90 % love the forests for completely different reasons (e.g. frogs…). Foresters love wood. …but people love so many other things as well.

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why forests
Why forests ?
  • Everybody loves forests (think …)
  • Maybe 10 % of the public regard wood as the prime value from forests
  • Maybe 90 % love the forests for completely different reasons (e.g. frogs…)
are the different views a problem
Are the different views a problem ?
  • Not until the late 20th century
  • But controversies emerged in the 1970s
  • Multiple use forestry was the answer
the idea be aware of every single forest value possibility
The idea: Be aware of every single forest value & possibility
  • Recreation (walking, eating, hunting, fishing, riding, biking, climbing, playing…)
  • Spiritual values (silence, comtemplation, memories, traditions, landscapes)
  • Environment (wood, water, air, soil)
  • Biodiversity (animals, plants, ecosystems)
  • Employment (how about it?)
the next big areas where forests will add a major value
The next big areas where forests will add a major value
  • Rural development (e.g. tourism)
  • Water
  • Health
  • Education
what kind of forest owner is most suited for multiple use forestry
What kind of forest owner is most suited for multiple use forestry ?
  • The many and diverse forest owners
  • …with personal love and responsability for their forest
  • …and a desire to develop it’s multiple values for future generations …
so the answer is
So the answer is …
  • Family forestry is the most suited form of forestry to bridge the gap between public desires and a sustainable use of all the forest’s values.