Canadian Forest Service Publications

Wicked problems and metaforestry: Is the era of management over? 2002. Wang, S. The Forestry Chronicle 78(4): 505-510.

Year: 2002

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 20628

Language: English

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The world's forests have all the characteristics of "wicked problems" that are complex, tricky and thorny. Decades of sweeping changes that have taken place worldwide at various levels have resulted in the emergence of "metaforestry" which transcends the field of conventional forestry in response to the need to deal with ulterior and more fundamental problems concerning the forest. Being an overarching objective of metaforestry, sustainable forest management calls for a new line of thinking to promote collaboration in international forums concerning global forest policy.