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    Author(s): Keith M. Reynolds
    Date: 2006
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-688. Portland, OR: U.S. Deparment of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. [CD-ROM]
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    The importance to society of environmental services, provided by forest ecosystems, has significantly increased during the last few decades. A growing global concern with the deterioration of forests, beginning perhaps most noticeably in the 1980s, has led to an increasing public awareness of the environmental, cultural, economic, and social values that forests provide. Around the world, ideas of sustainable, close-to-nature, and multi-functional forestry have progressively replaced the older perception of forests as only a source for timber. The international impetus to protect and sustainably manage forests has come from global initiatives at management, conservation, and sustainable development related to all types of forests and forestry. A few of the more notable initiatives include:
      the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, UNCED),
      regional follow-ups to the Earth Summit such as the Montreal Process and Helsinki Accords,
      the forest elements of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and
      the Framework Convention on Climate Change(FCCC).

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    Reynolds, Keith M., ed. 2006. Sustainable forestry in theory and practice: recent advances in inventory and monitoring, statistics and modeling, information and knowledge management, and policy science. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-688. Portland, OR: U.S. Deparment of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. [CD-ROM]

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