Low Impact Forestry: Forestry as If the Future Mattered Mitch Lansky

ISBN: 9780971996205

Published: May 31st 2003

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172 pages


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Low Impact Forestry: Forestry as If the Future Mattered  by  Mitch Lansky

Low Impact Forestry: Forestry as If the Future Mattered by Mitch Lansky
May 31st 2003 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 172 pages | ISBN: 9780971996205 | 8.69 Mb

Sustainable forestry is right where organic gardening was a generation ago--at the very beginning of working out the techniques and technologies that will let logging thrive at a scale appropriate to both the human and natural communities thatMoreSustainable forestry is right where organic gardening was a generation ago--at the very beginning of working out the techniques and technologies that will let logging thrive at a scale appropriate to both the human and natural communities that depend on the forest.

This book is at--if you will pardon the expression--the absolute cutting edge of that process.Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, Hope, Human and Wild, Enough, and other booksIf the future really mattered .

. .How would forests be managed to improve, rather than degrade, future timber values?How would trees be cut to minimize damage to the residual forest?How would foresters measure success towards minimizing damage?How would loggers be paid to lower logging impacts?How would forests be managed in a way that ensures the survival of all native species?How would woodlot owners be able to afford this type of management?Low-Impact Forestry: Forestry as if the Future Mattered answers these questions and more.

Using Maine as a case study, this book offers forestry goals and guidelines that emphasize quality and value while conserving biodiversity and supporting communities for the long term.



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