Forest Harvesting Forest Nutrition and Research Trials to Assess Long-term Forest Productivity
Dr Elaine M. Birk - 1994
There is increasing concern world wide regarding the long-term viability of managed forest ecosystem.
Forests are the focus of broad-ranging environmental concerns including global change, alternative sources of fuel, biodiversity, water quality, soil degradation and sustainable productivity.
Whilst forests are accepted as a source of wood-based products and fibre for fuels, harvesting operations are simultaneously viewed as undesirable, environmentally damaging and unsustainable.
These conflicts are common in developed countries around the world; the environmental opposition to forest operations is strong and there are large gaps in our knowledge as to the long-term consequences of harvesting at local, regional and global levels.