Canadian Forest Service Publications
Mitigating the effects of insect outbreaks for sustainable forest management. 2009. Doblas-Miranda, E.; Kneeshaw, D.; Burton, P.J.; Cooke, B.J.; Fortin, M.J.; MacLean, D.; Man, R.; Papaik, M.; Sturtevant, B.; Center for Forest Research, University of Québec at Montréal; D'Eon, R. Sustainable Forest Management Network, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. Sustainable Forest Management Network Research Note Series No. 48. 6 p.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 29875
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Insect outbreaks are natural and recurring disturbances that have a greater impact on wood-fibre supply than wildfres. Proactive rather than reactive management strategies provide the best opportunity to reduce future forest damage. An insect outbreak is an opportunity to design and implement strategies such as increasing species and structural diversity that favour long-term system resilience. Short-term local action should be balanced with regional coordination to attain long-term goals.
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Atténuation des effets des infestations d’insectes et aménagement durable des forêts (French)