Canadian Forest Service Publications

Economics and sutainable forest development: the case of soil degradation. 1991. White, W.A. Forestry Chronicle 67(1): 19-22.

Year: 1991

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 11378

Language: English

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Abstract

Society's desire for greater emphasis on environmental quality is discussed within the context of the economics of soil degradation. The differences between production efficiency, financial efficiency and economic efficiency are demonstrated via the production possibility frontier. Forest products production is shown to decrease at least in the short term in the presence of forest harvest ground rules. Market forces will cause a portion of these losses to be regained.