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Title: Forest Sustainability Assessment for the Northern United States

Author: Carpenter, Constance;

Date: 2007

Source: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, 11 Campus Boulevard, Suite 200 Newtown Square, PA 19073, NA-TP-01-07CD

Publication Series: Other

Description: The Brundtland Commission Report to the World Commission on Environment and Development set off a firestorm of discussion regarding the concept of sustainability when it defined sustainable development as "development to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (World Commission on Environment and Development 1987, p. 43). Since then, the terms forest sustainability, sustainable forestry, sustainable forest management, and sustainable development have become common catchphrases among natural resource policymakers. Most natural resource organizations-public, private nonprofit, and private industry groups-today have developed working definitions of one or more of these terms, which, collectively, reveal the core tenets of sustainability.

Keywords: NA-TP-01-07CD, forest sustainability, global chance, forest land base, exotic species, invasive species, landwonership, sustainability criteria, socio-economic, forest fragmentation, American heritiage rivers, Best Practices for water quality, forest conservation

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Carpenter, Constance 2007. Forest Sustainability Assessment for the Northern United States. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, 11 Campus Boulevard, Suite 200 Newtown Square, PA 19073, NA-TP-01-07CD

 


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