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Sustainable Forest Management

Springer -just now

Fine-scale analysis reveals a potential influence of forest management on the spatial genetic structure of Eremanthus erythropappus

Abstract Forest management may have significant effects on forest connectivity and natural population sizes. Harvesting old-growth single trees may also change natural patterns of genetic variation and spatial genetic structure. This study evaluated the impacts of forest management using a silvicultural system of seed trees on the genetic diversity and spatial genetic structure...

Springer -just now

Assessment of handheld mobile terrestrial laser scanning for estimating tree parameters

Abstract Sustainable forest management heavily relies on the accurate estimation of tree parameters. Among others, the diameter at breast height (DBH) is important for extracting the volume and mass of an individual tree. For systematically estimating the volume of entire plots, airborne laser scanning (ALS) data are used. The estimation model is frequently calibrated using man...

timberbiz -15 hours ago

TimberLex portal describes forest laws around the world

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new online portal providing information on forest-related laws around the world in order to help promote legal forest management, timber production and trade, and contribute to efforts to make forest resource use sustainable. Source: Timberbiz The first such portal of its kind, developed with support from the Japa...

timberbiz -15 hours ago

Radial may produce LVL from Victorian native forest thinnings

  An upbeat Radial Timber is looking to move into producing LVL from plantations and possibly process native forest ‘thinnings’ despite the planned closure of Victoria’s native forest industry by 2030. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Radial, which is based at Yarram in Victoria’s South Gippsland, aims to leverage its special ability to process small-diameter timber for a variety ...

USFS -3 days ago

A field-based experiment on the influence of stand density reduction on watershed processes at the Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds in Northern California

<p>Forests are integral to sustaining clean water resources and healthy watersheds. It is critical, therefore, that managers fully understand the potential impacts of their actions on myriad ecosystem services provided by forested watersheds. While forest hydrologists have long used paired-watershed experiments to elucidate the complex interactions between forest management and watershed bio...

timberbiz -4 days ago

Sumitomo Forestry joins with IHI to form forest consulting business

Sumitomo Forestry and IHI Corporation announced that they have agreed on a business alliance for a “Forest Management Consulting Business” and for “the development of a sustainable business that maximizes the value of natural capital”. Source: Timberbiz The two companies have started a partnership aimed at realizing a consulting business for the appropriate management of tropical peatlands...

Forest Ecosystems -4 days ago

Mature stand developmental stage has ceased to constitute the most suitable habitat for the capercaillie in the Augustów Forest, Poland

Forest management affects the habitat conditions for many forest-dwelling species. Among them, the capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) is a rare forest grouse inhabiting old, mature forests. We compared the structure......

USFS -5 days ago

Strategies for enhancing long-term carbon sequestration in mixed-species, naturally regenerated Northern temperate forests

We compared long-term C sequestration in the pools of aboveground portions of live trees, dead wood, and harvested wood products among highly contrasting forest management scenarios on a rotation (30-100 years) and 100-year basis. Average annual net change in C (AAC) and the cumulative sum of net changes in C were calculated using 65 years of data from permanent plots representing contrasting appr...

USFS -6 days ago

Incorporating Biocultural Approaches in Forest Management: Insights from a Case Study of Indigenous Plant Stewardship in Maine, USA and New Brunswick, Canada

Biocultural approaches promote consideration of diverse values and cultural practices into resource management. However, cultural inclusion in North American forest management is limited. Drawing on a case study of Wolastoqiyik and Mi���kmaq communities in Maine, USA and New Brunswick, Canada, we examine the practice of plant gathering, including associated values and cultural norms. Through...

timberbiz -6 days ago

FSC statement on Earthsight Russian logging issues

In Monday’s issue of Daily Timber News, we reported on claims by Earthsight that Russian forests were illegally logged and that confidence in FSC certification was “wildly misplaced”. FSC has made a statement to address the issues that were brought up. Source: Timbebiz FSC has stated that despite measures taken by the Russian government to address the issue of illegal sanitary logging, it re...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Sustainability roadmap for ASEAN furniture industry

PEFC is embarking on a four-year journey with the ASEAN Furniture Industry Council (AFIC) to improve sustainability outcomes throughout the furniture supply chain in the ASEAN region. Source: Timberbiz As consumers worldwide demand sustainable products across a variety of fields, every industry must adapt to satisfy their requests. Furniture customers are no different, and sustainable furniture is...

timberbiz -6 days ago

European Commission acknowledges impact of wood industry on climate strategy

The European woodworking industries have been advocating for a long time for an increased recognition of the role of wood-based products to decarbonize key sectors of the economy, such as construction and renovation. Source: Timberbiz The carbon absorbed from the atmosphere is stored in the trees and consequently in the products, and that effect, paired with the substitution of fossil-based and en...

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