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Cover for Rangeland management for sustainable conservation of natural resources.

This chapter focuses on the nature and value to users of various non-forage natural resources (NRs), followed by a consideration of the direct and indirect impact of rangeland management practices (grazing and fire) on some key NRs, namely thatch grass, medicinal and food plants, and fuelwood. Some ...

Author(s)
Morris, C. D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Planted forests: uses, impacts and sustainability.

This book contains nine chapters providing a synthesis of the multiple uses, impacts and sustainability of planted forests by looking at the past, outlining the present situation and highlights the outlook and issues for the future. In addition, the policy, institutional and ownership issues in...

Author(s)
Evans, J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935641)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The multiple roles of planted forests.

This chapter outlines the different roles of planted forests including social, environmental, and ecological roles in different contexts. The multiple facets of planted forests are highlighted for production of wood, fibre, fuel; protection of soil and water resources, mitigating the impacts of...

Author(s)
Evans, J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935641)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvicultural methods for multi-resource management.

This chapter presents silvicultural methods for meeting several non-commodity objectives. These include restoring and maintaining oak savannahs, managing oak forests for acorn production, producing biomass, maintaining old-growth oak forests and creating aesthetic oak forests. In addition,...

Author(s)
Johnson, P. S.; Shifley, S. R.; Rogers, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934743)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Silvopastoral management in temperate and Mediterranean areas. Stakes, practices and socio-economic constraints.

The low productivity of many temperate and Mediterranean forests led forest managers to imagine original management plans based on multiple use and diversified practices aiming at summoning up others resources than timber. Among these, the most commonly promoted activities are grazing, professional ...

Author(s)
Etienne, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Non-wood products in Russia.

Russia has the largest global forest reserve. These can be used not only for wood production but also for medicinal and food plants, gum, other chemicals from trees, hay making, mushrooms and bee-keeping. The economic exploitation of these resources helps increase the efficiency and profitability...

Author(s)
Griazkin, A. V.; Smelkova, T. D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Info
Cover for Forestry and environmental change: socioeconomic and political dimensions. Report No.5 of the IUFRO Task Force on environmental change.

This book, which contains 14 chapters, considers the interactions between forestry and environmental (climatic) change, from social and economic perspectives. Topics discussed include: deforestation in temperate and tropical forests, the application of forest zoning as an alternative to multiple...

Author(s)
Innes, J. L.; Hickey, G. M.; Hoen, H. F.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990026)
Type
Book
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Cover for The establishment of large-scale reserves in temperate and boreal forests: some experiences of the USA and prospects for Finland.

Both the USA and Finland are considering making a social decision to establish a large-scale forest reserve, the dominant purpose of which would be biodiversity preservation. This chapter briefly compares and contrasts the situations and experience in the USA and Finland. The USA is experiencing a...

Author(s)
Sedjo, R. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990026)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Making value compromises in an efficient economy: efficiency as value dialogue.

Decades of controversy surround the deployment of discount rates in benefit-cost analyses (BCAs) to establish optimal forest rotation and to evaluate the appropriate mix of benefits in a multiple-use forest. Complaints remain nearly unchanged: efficiency demands discount rates in forestry decisions ...

Author(s)
Farmer, M. C.; Randall, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990026)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Forestry, pastoral systems and multiple use woodland.

The multiple use of forests could be understood as the deliberate and conscious use of forest lands for simultaneous production of several products or services. Silvopastoral systems can be included in a kind of multiple use because of the concurrent production of wood and meat, furthermore, other...

Author(s)
Silva-Pando, F. J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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