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Sustainable Forest Management

FAO -just now

Status of community-based forestry and forest tenure in Uganda

Well-performing community-based forestry has the potential to rapidly restore forests in ecological terms and scale up sustainable forest management to the national level, while improving local livelihoods of billions of the most marginalized people around the world. This document highlights the findings from a forest tenure and community-based forestry assessment done in Uganda. The purpose of th...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

BJ Ball on the ball with Kiwi designers

One of Australasia’s largest distributors of printable materials and consumables, BJ Ball, is meeting with kiwi design students to ensure the next generation of designers can see the forests for the trees. Source: Timberbiz Dually certified as PEFC and FSC ‘chain of custody’, BJ Ball has been presenting to students that have a graphic design or communications design focus, which includes ...

Springer -20 hours ago

Assessing the influence of harvesting intensities on structural diversity of forests in south-west Germany

Abstract Background To increase ecosystem resilience and biodiversity, the maintenance and improvement of structural and compositional diversity of forests has become an important goal in forest management for many forest owners and jurisdictions. At the same time, future harvesting intensity (HI) may increase to meet the demand for ...

USFS -yesterday

Persistence of fire-killed conifer snags in California, USA

Coarse woody debris has numerous functions in forest ecosystems, including wildlife habitat, fuel loading, and nutrient cycling. Standing dead trees, or snags, are particularly important resources for wildlife, and guidelines for snag recruitment and retention are integral parts of forest management. However, snag persistence is not well understood and existing models are poorly validated. We moni...

IUFRO -2 days ago

Congress Spotlight #73 – A Quest for Fairness in Forest Management Decisions: Integrating Indigenous Rights, Practices and Knowledge

Congress Spotlight #73 – A Quest for Fairness in Forest Management Decisions: Integrating Indigenous Rights, Practices and Knowledge PDF for download “The practices, rights and knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in forestry are being increasingly recognized by national policies, international treaties and by business arrangements such as certification,” said Dr. Stephen Wyatt of the Sch...

USFS -6 days ago

What evidence exists for landbird species-environment relationships in eastern temperate and boreal forests of North America? A systematic map protocol

Background: Eastern temperate and boreal forests of North America contain declining populations of several migratory bird species. Breeding season habitat loss and degradation, and lack of structural complexity, have been proposed as potential drivers of declines. Forest management has moved toward balancing multiple age classes to support sustainable harvest and meet the needs of wildlife associa...

USFS -6 days ago

Life cycle assessment of forest-based products: a review

Climate change, environmental degradation, and limited resources are motivations for sustainable forest management. Forests, the most abundant renewable resource on earth, used to make a wide variety of forest-based products for human consumption. To provide a scientifc measure of a product’s sustainability and environmental performance, the life cycle assessment (LCA) method is used. This artic...

Elsevier -6 days ago

Bird response to woody pastoral management of ancient chestnut orchards: A case study from the southern Alps

Publication date: 1 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 453Author(s): Federico Morelli, Anita Python, Gianni Boris Pezzatti, Marco MorettiAbstractWood-pasture abandonment is an important cause of structural homogenisation in traditionally managed forest landscapes across the Alps. In the present study, bird response to the restoration of ancient abandoned chestnut orchards w...

timberbiz -6 days ago

CIFOR wades in on forest fires and climate change

Robert Nasi director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) recently wrote an opinion piece on the damage from forest fires. He said a complex combination of a changing climate, policies and conversion of scrub and trees to agricultural land in the Amazone turned the world’s largest tract of tropical forest into a tinderbox. Source: Timberbiz Mr Nasi said that the worl...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Tasmania hosts bushfire briefing

The State Fire Management Council will be hosting a Bushfire Risk Network event to be held in Launceston on Wednesday 18 September 2019. This event will be held the day before the Multi Agency Pre-Bushfire Season Briefing. Source: Timberbiz This session will provide an overview of bushfire risk and answer the following questions: What is bushfire risk? How do we identify bushfire risk? How do we m...

ITTO -7 days ago

Diverse approaches to forest management and SDGs needed in Africa. Interview with Hiroshi Nakata of

Diverse approaches to forest management and SDGs needed in Africa Sustainable forest management (SFM) must be tailored to suit Africa’s extraordinary diversity of landscapes, people and market demands. Landscape restoration and sustainable and legal supply chains will be crucial in ensuring that SFM contributes to the achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including 1 (...

Elsevier -7 days ago

Successional pathways of terrestrial lichens in changing Swedish boreal forests

Publication date: 1 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 453Author(s): Tim Horstkotte, Jon MoenAbstractThe current decline of terrestrial lichens in Swedish boreal forests is a major challenge for reindeer husbandry, as lichens constitute essential grazing resources for reindeer during winter. Using a 30-year data set covering northern Sweden, we explore how the successional ...