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Synthesis: ecology-based landscape planning and managementAuthor(s): Thomas R. Crow
Source: In: Lafortezza, Raffaele; Chen, Jiquan; Sanesi, Giovanni; Crow, Thomas R., eds. Patterns and processes in forest landscapes. Springer: 399-401.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Washington Office
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DescriptionThe words "sustain" or "sustainable" are commonly found in the mission statements of resource management agencies. The mission of the USDA Forest Service, for example, is to "sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations." Sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of a resource has certain fundamental requirements (Thayer 1989; Fedkiw et al. 2004). They start with a commitment to manage land and the water resources for the long term. It requires connecting the people living in the landscape with the natural resources that support their lives.
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CitationCrow, Thomas R. 2008. Synthesis: ecology-based landscape planning and management. In: Lafortezza, Raffaele; Chen, Jiquan; Sanesi, Giovanni; Crow, Thomas R., eds. Patterns and processes in forest landscapes. Springer: 399-401.
- Assessing and forecasting change in northern forests
- National forests
- Integrating ecosystem services into national Forest Service policy and operations
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