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Author Best, Constance.

Title America's private forests : status and stewardship / Constance Best and Laurie A. Wayburn.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2001]


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Description 1 online resource (xxx, 268 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-254).
Contents part 1. An overview of America's private forests -- chapter 1. Who owns the forest and why? -- chapter 2. The nature of America's private forests -- chapter 3. Threats to private forests and barriers to their conservation -- part 2. The conservation toolbox and how to use it -- chapter 4. Public programs and policies for private forests -- chapter 5. Cultural tools : communication, education, and assistance -- chapter 6. Financial mechanisms and markets for conservation -- chapter 7. An action plan to accelerate the conservation of private forests.
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Summary Annotation Nearly 430 million acres of forests in the United States are privately owned, but the viability, and indeed the very existence, of these forests is increasingly threatened by population growth, sprawling urbanization, and patchwork development. Scientists, policymakers, and community leaders have begun to recognize the vital role of private forests in providing society with essential goods and services, from sustainable timber supplies to clean water. Yet despite the tremendous economic and ecological importance of private forests, information about their status and strategies for their protection have been in short supply. America's Private Forests addresses that shortcoming, presenting extensive data gathered from diverse sources and offering a concise overview of the current status of privately owned forests in the United States. As well as describing the state of private forests, the book sets forth detailed information on a wide range of approaches to conservation along with an action agenda for implementing those strategies likely to be most effective. The book: identifies the major threats to private forests in the U.S. considers barriers to conservation outlines the available tools and programs for promoting conservation presents a "road map" to guide collective efforts for the conservation of private forests and their native biodiversityBased on extensive research of existing literature as well as interviews and consultation with leading forestry and conservation experts, America's Private Forests is a unique sourcebook that offers a solid basis for discussion of threats to private forests along with an invaluable compendium of potential solutions. It will serve as aninvaluable reference for all those working to conserve and steward forest resources, including forest owners and their consultants, conservation organizations, and agency personnel, as well as researchers and students involved w.
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Subject Forests and forestry -- United States.
Forest conservation -- United States.
Forest management -- United States.
Forest policy -- United States.
NATURE -- Natural Resources.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business.
Forests and forestry -- United States.
Forest conservation -- United States.
Forest management -- United States.
Forest policy -- United States.
Forest conservation. (OCoLC)fst00932069
Forest management. (OCoLC)fst00932231
Forest policy. (OCoLC)fst00932311
Forests and forestry. (OCoLC)fst00932632
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
United States.
Added Author Wayburn, Laurie A.
Other Form: Print version: Best, Constance. America's private forests. Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2001 (DLC) 00013087
ISBN 1417543825 (electronic bk.)
9781417543823 (electronic bk.)
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