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Foundations of Environmental SustainabilityThe Coevolution of Science and Policy$
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Larry Rockwood, Ronald Stewart, and Thomas Dietz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309454

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.001.0001

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The Evolution of Sustainability in Forest Management Policy

The Evolution of Sustainability in Forest Management Policy

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(p.380) 22 The Evolution of Sustainability in Forest Management Policy
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Foundations of Environmental Sustainability
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V. Alaric Sample

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0023

This chapter characterizes sustainability as a central and traditional concern within the science and management practices of forestry. It summarizes the historical evolution of sustainability in forest management and the concept of a “regulated forest”. It then examines the means by which natural resource policy developed in the United States, the influence of the European concept of sustained yield, and the promotion of forest conservation practices, and additional possibilities for policy development to achieve sustainable forest management both on local levels and in a global context.

Keywords:   sustainable development, conservation, environmental protection, forest policy, regulated forest

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