Canadian Forest Service Publications

International perspectives on streamlining local-level information for sustainable forest management: A selection of papers from a conference held in Vancouver, Canada, August 28 and 29, 2000. 2004. Innes, J.L.; Hickey, G.M.; Wilson, W.R., editors. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC. Information Report BC-X-400. 128 p.

Year: 2004

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 25061

Language: English

Series: Information Report (PFC - Victoria)

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Abstract

The world’s forests have an impact on atmospheric conditions, species extinction, soil condition, water quality, landscape diversity, aboriginal communities and the economic well-being of nations. It is commonly acknowledged that these are just some of the problems associated with sustainable development that need to be addressed by the international community. The rates of change in indicators designed to monitor human progress toward sustainable forest management will be directly affected by human population characteristics, socio-economic demands and the value systems associated with forest resources in a particular country. Although historically the term “forestry” was primarily concerned with timber production, today it involves the management of multiple values, from recreational opportunities to the preservation of wildlife habitats. This report aims to facilitate the exchange of information on sustainable forest management. The report presents stakeholder perspectives from a range of geographic locations on sustainable forest management information issues at the local, national and international level. Many of these manuscripts were submitted to the conference “Streamlining Local-level Information for Sustainable Forest Management” held by the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia in August, 2000. This report is not intended to be conference proceedings; hence not all submitted manuscripts have been included. It presents a selection of papers that describe information issues associated with sustainable forest management in a range of jurisdictions.