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1 Forest management National Forests – Originally federal forest reserve Multiple Use Act – Timber, mining, grazing, recreation


3 Clear cut Seed-tree cut Result?


5 Select tree cut – Result?

6 Forest management depends on management goals Different goals may lead to conflicting policies See book for managing midwestern forests for “The agriculture that was once intensive in Connecticut is now largely abandoned and farmland reverting to forests provides excellent habitat for grouse. As these forests mature, however, their value to grouse decreases. Without forest management practices that create early successional forest, grouse habitat would decline.” Connecticut Dept of Env. Protection

7 Single Species Management Kirtland’s Warbler

8 Northern Spotted Owl

9 Guild Management Snag-dependent Primary cavity nester Secondary cavity nester

10 Watershed management

11 Fire issues How? Oops!


13 Salvage logging Hutto and Gallo 2006

14 Different views of the same forest How would a firefighter view these? How would a lumberman? How would an environmentalist? Challenge: How does a manger bring these views together?

15 Exotic Wildlife Why introduce? Accidental Aesthetic Economic


17 . Exotics Normally Available through Addax $ Blackbuck antelope $ Bongo $ Buffalo $ Elk (wapiti) $ Eland antelope $ Gemsbok antelope $ Ibex $ Kudu antelope $ Scimitar-horned oryx $ Red Deer (Red Stag) $ Sable $ Asiatic Water Buffalo $ Waterbuck antelope $ Wildebeest $ Yak $ 3000 Zebra $ Prices are kill fees only and do not include the guide fee, or lodging fees. There may also be charges for food or beverage, open bar, cook, maid & hostess if any of these things are desired. Each ranch will vary on the pricing for these things if they offer them.. All animals and prices are subject to availability!.. Exotic Hunting

18 Ranching Wildlife Why? Energy conversion Table 14-9 Water efficiency Community interactions

19 Ranching Wildlife North America With approximately two million acres of personal and ranch land, Ted Turner is the largest individual landholder in North America. Turner lands are innovatively managed and work to partner economic viability with ecological sustainability. All Turner ranches operate as working businesses, relying on bison and outfitting as principal enterprises. In addition, Turner ranches support many progressive environmental projects including water resource management, reforestation and the reintroduction of native species to the land. Turner Enterprises also manages over 45,000 head of bison across the various Turner ranches.

20 THE RANCHER’S COMMITMENT 2.1 Comply with all applicable laws, jurisprudence, codes, rules and regulatory requirements in general, and specifically those relating to wildlife ranching and the environmental, social, market behaviour and the wellbeing of stakeholders. 2.2 Provide and maintain fit-for-purpose ranching facilities, related to one or more of the following: (i) sustainable game production and utilization factoring in the ecology, economy and socio-cultural aspects that would facilitate meat production, hunting and fishing; (ii) preserving and fostering the condition of game for hunting; (iii) eco-tourism and/or; (iv) environmental conservation. Ranching Wildlife - Africa

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