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Application of natural, social, and economical sustainability limitations to forest management, based on Swedish experiences

Sverdrup, Harald LU ; Stjernquist, Ingrid LU ; Thelin, Gunnar LU ; Holmqvist, Johan; Wallman, Patrik LU and Svensson, Mats LU (2006) In Journal of Sustainable Forestry 21(2/3). p.147-176
Abstract (Swedish)
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We suggest a method of analyzing the sustainability conditions for forestry from three major realms: environmental, social, and economic. The tools and methods were tested at sites in Sweden. Assessments were made for the long-term sustainability concerning the impact of present management practices on the balances of nutrients in monocultures and mixed-species stands. In the economic assessments, both traditional terms but also costs and revenues from adaptation to defined biodiversity criteria and public service demands were accounted for. An alternative to traditional discounting was used for transferring monetary value over time, by introducing spruce pulp equivalent units. Several scenarios... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

We suggest a method of analyzing the sustainability conditions for forestry from three major realms: environmental, social, and economic. The tools and methods were tested at sites in Sweden. Assessments were made for the long-term sustainability concerning the impact of present management practices on the balances of nutrients in monocultures and mixed-species stands. In the economic assessments, both traditional terms but also costs and revenues from adaptation to defined biodiversity criteria and public service demands were accounted for. An alternative to traditional discounting was used for transferring monetary value over time, by introducing spruce pulp equivalent units. Several scenarios with unsustainable conditions could be identified as well as appropriate management measures that can be taken to correct the issue. Results showed that the changes in management methods needed are possible and feasible. No significant difference in the net profit from the Norway spruce monocultures and the deciduous-conifer mixed stands were found. An increased use of deep rooting tree species has the potential to increase the total sustainable harvest volume. (Less)
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Journal of Sustainable Forestry
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147 - 176
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10.1300/J091v21n02_10
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We suggest a method of analyzing the sustainability conditions for forestry from three major realms: environmental, social, and economic. The tools and methods were tested at sites in Sweden. Assessments were made for the long-term sustainability concerning the impact of present management practices on the balances of nutrients in monocultures and mixed-species stands. In the economic assessments, both traditional terms but also costs and revenues from adaptation to defined biodiversity criteria and public service demands were accounted for. An alternative to traditional discounting was used for transferring monetary value over time, by introducing spruce pulp equivalent units. Several scenarios with unsustainable conditions could be identified as well as appropriate management measures that can be taken to correct the issue. Results showed that the changes in management methods needed are possible and feasible. No significant difference in the net profit from the Norway spruce monocultures and the deciduous-conifer mixed stands were found. An increased use of deep rooting tree species has the potential to increase the total sustainable harvest volume.},
  author       = {Sverdrup, Harald and Stjernquist, Ingrid and Thelin, Gunnar and Holmqvist, Johan and Wallman, Patrik and Svensson, Mats},
  issn         = {1054-9811},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2/3},
  pages        = {147--176},
  publisher    = {Haworth Press},
  series       = {Journal of Sustainable Forestry},
  title        = {Application of natural, social, and economical sustainability limitations to forest management, based on Swedish experiences},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J091v21n02_10},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2006},
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