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Title: Managing forest products for community benefit

Author: Charnley, Susan; Long, Jonathan W.;

Date: 2014

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 629-661. Chap. 9.5

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Forest products harvesting and use from national forest lands remain important to local residents and communities in some parts of the Sierra Nevada science synthesis area. Managing national forests for the sustainable production of timber, biomass, nontimber forest products, and forage for livestock can help support forestbased livelihoods in parts of the region where they are socially and economically important, thereby contributing to social and economic sustainability and community resilience. This chapter provides context for understanding the social and economic dimensions of timber production, biomass utilization, nontimber forest product harvesting, and grazing in the synthesis area, and associated management issues. The chapter also points out ways in which managing forest products for community benefit may also benefit forest and rangeland ecosystems.

Keywords: ecological restoration, socioecological systems, ecosystem resilience, forest planning, fire management, altered fire regimes, wildfire, climate change, anthropogenic disturbance, invasive species, water resources, species of conservation concern, California

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Charnley, S.; Long, J.W. 2014. Managing forest products for community benefit. In: Long, J.W.; Quinn-Davidson, L.; Skinner, C.N., eds. Science synthesis to support socioecological resilience in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade Range. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-247. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 629-661. Chap. 9.5.

 


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