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    Author(s): Ralph D. Nyland
    Date: 1997
    Source: In: Communicating the role of silviculture in managing the national forests: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop. 1997 May 19-22; Warren, PA.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-238. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 11-14.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The philosophy of ecosystem management calls for a new way of doing business. It represents an evolution of thinking and acting that began during the era of dominant use, and continued through the time of multiple use. As such, ecosystem management represents a maturing of thought about silviculture and other aspects of natural resources management and use. It stresses creating and maintaining a predetermined set of ecosystem conditions that serve well-defined objectives. This places a new emphasis on silviculture, but will not require a new silviculture. Rather, it means applying silvicultural knowledge and experience in new and unique ways to address new sets of objectives and opportunities.

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    Nyland, Ralph D. 1997. Silviculture: what is it like, and where have we journeyed?. In: Communicating the role of silviculture in managing the national forests: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop. 1997 May 19-22; Warren, PA.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-238. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 11-14.

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