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Title: Ethics Considerations with Diameter Limit-Cutting
Author: Ford, Victor L.; Ford, Victor L.;
Source: In: Kenefic, Laura S.; Nyland, Ralph D. eds. Proceedings of the conference on diameter-limit cutting in northeastern forests.; 2005 May 23-24; Amherst, MA. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-342. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Forest Service: 43-46.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Description: High grading is a poor management practice by definition. It has serious long-term implications to stand structure and function. The use of this management technique creates some ethical dilemmas. By examining the codes of ethics for the Forest Stewards Guild, Association of Consulting Foresters, and Society of American Foresters, only the Society of American Foresters has a code that attempts to balance landowner?s rights and a environmental ethic. These seemingly two opposed views can create an ethics problem, but the forester must observe due diligence to keep from an ethics violation. Conversely, ethics violation charges are very difficult to prove in the case of diameter-limit cutting.
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Ford, Victor L. 2006. Ethics Considerations with Diameter Limit-Cutting. In: Kenefic, Laura S.; Nyland, Ralph D. eds. Proceedings of the conference on diameter-limit cutting in northeastern forests.; 2005 May 23-24; Amherst, MA. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-342. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Forest Service: 43-46.
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