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Category: Sociopolitical Research

Title: Forest Health From Different Perspectives

Author: Kolb, T.E., Wagner, M.R. , * Covington, W.W.

Subject: Forest health

Abstract: Forest health is an increasingly important concept in natural resource management. However, definition of forest health is difficult and dependent on human perspective. From a utilitarian perspective, forest health has been defined by the production of forest conditions which directly satisfy human needs. From an ecosystem-centered perspective, forest health has been defined by resilience, recurrence, persistence and biophysical processes which lead to sustainable ecological conditions. Definitions and understanding of forest health are also dependent on spatial scale, with increasing ambiguity associated with increasing land area and numbers of trees.

Date: 1991

Type: Report

Source: USDA Forest Service

Identifier: 5-13

Publisher: USDA Forest Service, http://www.fs.fed.us/

Format: PDF

Language: English