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People and forests in East KalimantanAuthor(s): Kuswata Kartawinata; Timothy C. Jessup; A. P. Vayda; S. Riswan; Cynthia Mackie; Nancy E. Peluso
Source: In: Conrad, Engene C.; Newell, Leonard A., tech. cords. Proceedings on the session on tropical forestry for people of the Pacific, XVII Pacific Science Congress; May 27-28. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-129. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station: 37-41
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionTwo major Indonesian-MAB (Man and the Biosphere) projects were carried out in the province of East Kalimantan, Indonesia, in the 1980s. Investigators found that farmers vary in their reason for practicing shifting cultivation of logging and agriculture, in their intensity of farming, and in the amount of damage they caused forests in their practices. Shifting cultivation includes a variety of practices that under some circumstances, however, can benefit people and protect their environment. In more recent times in East Kalimantan, commercial logging in lowlands has continued at a quicker pace, and the practice has shifted from the export of raw logs to plantation timber and local wood processing.
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CitationKartawinata, Kuswata; Jessup, Timothy C.; Vayda, A. P.; Riswan, S.; Mackie, Cynthia; Peluso, Nancy E. 1992. People and forests in East Kalimantan. In: Conrad, Engene C.; Newell, Leonard A., tech. cords. Proceedings on the session on tropical forestry for people of the Pacific, XVII Pacific Science Congress; May 27-28. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-129. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station: 37-41
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