Canadian Forest Service Publications
Sustainable management of old-growth boreal forests: Myths, possible solutions and challenges. 2010. Le Goff, H.; De Grandpré, L.; Kneeshaw, D.; Bernier, P.Y. The Forestry Chronicle 86(1): 70-76.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 31533
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Old-growth boreal forests serve as focal points for many issues affecting the forest sector such as sustainable forest management and the development of a conservation network. They also challenge the implementation of an adaptive management framework and participative natural resources management. Old-growth boreal forests thus provide a good opportunity for the forest sector to develop transparent management that integrates the diversity of social values associated with old-growth boreal forests. In this paper, we review the different issues related to the sustainable management and conservation of old-growth boreal forests and present these issues in terms of myths and solutions. Finally, we identify and discuss the current limits of our understanding of these issues and we propose research priorities to bridge these knowledge gaps.
Also available under the title:
L’aménagement durable des vieilles forêts boréales : mythes, pistes de solutions et défis (French)