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Forest health from different perspectives

Kolb, T.E. and Wagner, M.R. and Covington, W.W. (1991) Forest health from different perspectives. Technical Report. USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, US.


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Forest health is an increasingly important concept in natural resource management. However, definition of forest health is difficult and dependent on human perspective. From a utilitarian perspective, forest health has been defined by the production of forest conditions which directly satisfy human needs. From an ecosystem-centered perspective, forest health has been defined by resilience, recurrence, persistence and biophysical processes which lead to sustainable ecological conditions. Definitions and understanding of forest health are also dependent on spatial scale, with increasing ambiguity associated with increasing land area and numbers of trees.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
ID number or DOI: RM-GTR-267
Keywords: ERI Library, report, Forest health, Forest management, Ecosystems, Utilitarian
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > School of Forestry
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 17:47
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2573

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