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Title: Transforming round pegs to fill square holes:Facing the challenge of forest inventories as tools of environmental policy for the 21st century

Author: Rudis, Victor A.;

Date: 1993

Source: Proceedings of the IUFRO centennial meeting in Berlin; 1992 August 31-September 4; Berlin, Germany.Tokyo, Japan: Japan Society of Forest Planning Press: 51-60.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Todays forest inventory specialist is challenged to combine inventories and analysis of timber with range recreation, soil, water, and wildlife resources, related human uses, and social and economic concerns.Lessons learned in adapting timber-oriented forest inventories toward holistic forest resources assessment are provided.Discussed are ways to maintain dialogue with other disciplines, make holistic assessment from disparate functional inventory efforts, resolve transborder monitoring disputes, and reorient forest assessments toward ecological concerns.Examples are drawn from the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis Program.

Keywords: Forest ecosystem inventories, holistic forest assessment, multiple resource surveys, social science, wildlife habitat evaluation.

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Rudis, Victor A. 1993. Transforming round pegs to fill square holes:Facing the challenge of forest inventories as tools of environmental policy for the 21st century. Proceedings of the IUFRO centennial meeting in Berlin; 1992 August 31-September 4; Berlin, Germany.Tokyo, Japan: Japan Society of Forest Planning Press: 51-60.

 


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