Hierarchical forest management planning and sustainable forest management in the boreal forest

Tittler, R.; Messier, C. et Burton, P.J. (2001). « Hierarchical forest management planning and sustainable forest management in the boreal forest ». The Forestry Chronicle, 77(6), pp. 998-1006.

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In keeping with international efforts to encourage sustainable forest management, new legislation, regulations, and certification criteria have been brought into effect across boreal regions of the world in the past decade or less. These initiatives have established hierarchical systems of forest management planning that consider multiple uses of the forest and various aspects of sustainable forest management at different scales. We describe the systems established in Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia, Russia, Finland, and Sweden. Most jurisdictions employ some form of three-level planning framework, in which strategic, tactical, and operational plans and considerations are presented with successively greater detail and spatial explicitness. However, planning scales and time horizons vary considerably, as does the level of consideration given to biodiversity and social concerns. We examine these systems in the context of sustainable forest management, raising a number of questions to be addressed in future research, adaptive management, and policy reform. In particular, we note (1) a need of new landscape and regional planning tools to evaluate the long-term and large-scale impacts of various land uses and (2) a general lack of responsiveness to global carbon and climate change concerns.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: forest management planning, sustainable forest management, boreal forest, forest policy, planning hierarchies, hierarchical planning
Unité d'appartenance: Centres institutionnels > Centre d'étude de la forêt (CEF)
Faculté des sciences > Département des sciences biologiques
Déposé par: Christian Messier
Date de dépôt: 06 janv. 2009
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:08
Adresse URL : http://archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/1587


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