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The Future of our Forests: Clarifying the Debate…
We all agree that forests are important…
Water and Beauty
Jobs and Employment
Recreation and Culture
Do our forests reflect good management?
Do our forests reflect good management? That depends on who you ask
Rocky Mountain News
New York Times
Bangor Daily News
St. Petersburg Times
Seattle Post Intelligencer
How do we know what information is correct?
How do we know what information is correct? How do we make good decisions?
ABC News reports.… this lack of information hurts policy- making.
The Economist says…. we’re “flying blind.”
When assessing the economy, we look at trends in economic indicators:
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Employment Rate Investments (stocks, bonds)
Can we have similar trend data for our forests?
It is possible to assess information for forest management through the use of Criteria and Indicators.
Criteria and Indicators provide:
Criteria and Indicators provide: a common understanding of sustainable forest management
just as economic indicators define the economy…
Criteria and Indicators provide:
Criteria and Indicators provide: a framework for monitoring, assessments, research and policy-making
just as economic indicators show how different aspects of the economy work…
Criteria and Indicators inform us of changes in biological, economic and social conditions. Changes in forest condition are the result of our management.
By monitoring the trends in forest condition, we can better understand how management impacts our forests.
Criteria and Indicators improve forest management by providing a commonly accepted and systematically collected set of forest data…
…therefore policy makers and the public can focus on deciding what to do, rather than determining what information is correct.
There is a global consensus on using Criteria and Indicators for forest management.
140 Countries have agreed to use Criteria and Indicators for forest management.
The US participates in the Montreal Process, which uses the following criteria:
Biological Diversity Productive Capacity Forest Health Soil + Water Resources Global Carbon Cycles Socio-economic Benefits Legal + Institutional Frameworks
Criteria and Indicator data will look like an expanded version of trend data currently available on our forests…
Forest Land Trends [FS-696, April 2001, p.3]
Trends in Reserved Forest Land [FS-696, April 2001, p.5]
Trends in Forest Employment Year
The first National Reports using forest Criteria and Indicators are now available, but more work is needed.
The Economist says we’re “flying blind”….
…data for Criteria and Indicators can fix this!
For more information you can use... visit the following websites:
For more information you can use… visit the following websites: The Montreal Process www.mpci.org US Roundtable for Sustainable Forests www.sustainableforests.net USDA Forest Service, Sustainable Forests www.fs.fed.us/research/sustain/
Scotlands place in a just world Shaping a coherent policy on international development for Scotland.
Deborah J. Shields USDA Forest Service - Research
Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Development and Evolution of the Criteria and Indicators.
July 24, 2001 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Process and Procedures Tom Bartlett.
November 7, 2001 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Process and Procedures Tom Bartlett.
Status of Institutional Criteria and Indicators Presented by Tom Roberts Bureau of Land Management National Science and Technology Center Denver, Colorado.
March 26, 2002 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable Process and Procedures Tom Bartlett.
Oct. 29, 2002 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable. Oct. 29, 2002 Rangelands 42% of continental U.S. 42% of continental U.S. 587 million acres non-federal.
Linkages Between Rangeland Indicator Efforts: Sustainable Rangeland Roundtable and Heinz Center Programs Duncan T. Patten Montana State University.
Our Delphi Process Rounds 3-5 Helen Ivy Rowe. Definition A method for the systematic solicitation and collation of informed judgments on a particular.
The Importance and Potential Benefits of Sustainability Indicators Sustainable Development Issues Team/International Programs Robert L. Hendricks July.
Roundtable on Sustainable Forests. Forests cover about 750 million acres -- more than a quarter of the entire United States -- and sustainable management.
USDA May 21, 2003 Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable.
Expanding the Socio-economic Potential of Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean.
Natural Capital: Working Towards Local-Level Indicators for the NRE2 Sharmalene Mendis, Ingrid Brueckner, and Diane Martz Centre for Rural Studies and.
Government Finance Statistics in National Accounts John Verrinder Unit C5 – Validation of public accounts.
Sustainable forest management
Criteria and Indicators Building A Common Language for Monitoring Forest Sustainability in the Northeastern Area Terri Heyer, Watershed Program USDA Forest.
Roles for Commodity Production in Sustaining Forests & Rangelands J. Keith Gilless Professor of Forest Economics UC Berkeley.
Northern Forest Futures A window on tomorrow's forests Revealing how today's trends and choices can change the future landscape of the North Collaborative.
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