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Economics of silviculture in the context of sustainable forest management. 2003. Wang, S.; Wilson, W.R.; Stennes, B. Proceedings of the XII World Forestry Congress, September 21-28, 2003, Quebec, Canada. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy, Vol. B - Forests for the Planet, Co-published by Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, and the Government of Quebec.

Year: 2003

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 23824

Language: English

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The need for sustainable forest management (SFM) has gained worldwide recognition since the mid-1990s amid growing appeals for best practices, including silvicultural ones, in addressing environmental problems. This paper examines several new trends concerning the economics of silviculture in the context of SFM. We begin by highlighting recent global changes that espouse SFM, outlining the main attributes comprising SFM, and pinpointing the role of silviculture. Then, we consider several economic problems in formulating appropriate silvicultural strategies. Finally, we describe the new challenges for silvicultural operations based on experience in British Columbia, Canada.