Canadian Forest Service Publications

Implementing ecosystem-based management approaches in Canada’s forests. A science-policy dialogue. 2008. McAfee, B.J.; Malouin, C. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Headquarters, Science and Programs Branch, Ottawa. 111 p.

Year: 2008

Available from: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 28282

Language: English

CFS Availability: Order paper copy (free), PDF (download)

Abstract

Governments have made commitments to balance environmental protection and economic and social development. Although holistic approaches for dealing with these commitments have been discussed for almost three decades, progress on implementation of integrated ecosystem-based approaches to managing development and conservation is at various stages of maturity across Canada. An array of initiatives put in place to test these approaches provides excellent case studies for shared learning and examples of how to overcome obstacles to implementation. This publication reports on the discussions at a Science-Policy Dialogue where participants from governments, industry, and non-governmental organizations shared their experiences with implementation of integrated solutions for managing natural resource and environmental issues. These discussions are supplemented with articles and case studies that can serve as a baseline for an assessment of the extent of progress on implementation of ecosystem-based approaches in Canada’s forests.

Also available under the title:
Mise en oeuvre de méthodes de gestion écosystémique dans les forêts du Canada. Un dialogue entre sciences et politiques. (French)

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