Canadian Forest Service Publications

Managing Canada’s forests under a new social contract. 2005. Wang, S. The Forestry Chronicle 81: 486-490.

Year: 2005

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 25692

Language: English

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Changes in human attitudes and societal values significantly influence forest management objectives and approaches. There are important signs indicating the emergence of a new social contract for forestry on Crown lands in Canada. From the perspective of forest companies, it is imperative to manage forests for multiple purposes under a tiered and nested relationship with various stakeholders. Resource professionals, including foresters, face several challenges in their effort to facilitate innovative institutional reforms and manage forests across scales.