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Main Title Forests of the northern United States /
Author Shifley, Stephen R.,
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 795920712
Subjects Forests and forestry--United States ; Sustainable forestry--United States ; Forest management--United States
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  SD143.F672 2012 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/13/2022
Collation xii, 202 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
"January 2012."--Page 2 of cover. Format not distributed to depository libraries. Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-173).
Contents Notes
Framing the issues affecting northern forests -- Characteristics of sustainable forest management -- Strategies for sustainable forest management -- Forest conditions and trends in the northern United States. Bounded by Maine, Maryland, Missouri, and Minnesota, the 20 Northern states have a larger population and a higher proportion of forest cover than any other comparably sized U.S. region. Forest-associated issues across the North include insect and disease pests, invasive species, forest management capacity, management standards, biodiversity, forest fragmentation, water quality and quantity, output of forest products, recreation, and environmental literacy-- all related to sustainability at local, state, and regional scales. This report uses the Montréal Process to summarize current conditions and recent trends in seven categories: biodiversity; forest productive capacity; forest ecosystem health; soil and water resources; forest carbon and biomass; long-term socioeconomic benefits; and the legal, institutional, and economic framework for sustainable management-- and adds an eighth category to reflect the importance of urban and community forests in Northern states.