Forests and Society

Forests and Society

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This book provides a broad-ranging textbook on the relationships between forests and society. It discusses the ways in which society can interact with forest landscapes without adversely affecting their sustainability. Topics covered include attitudes to, and uses of forests, the creation of today's forest landscapes, the impact of humans on forests, and forest sustainability and human health. The book also examines emerging issues in forestry such as possible solutions to balancing societies' needs with forest sustainability, managing forests in the urban-wildland interface, and the impact of illegal logging. It is packed with real-world case studies from the USA, Australia, Bolivia, Botswana, Canada, China, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Thailand.Acts mandating or regulating the setting aside of natural areas in the United States. ... During the early 1900s, several of the acts were related to fire control, giving the Forest Service, created in 1905, a strong mandate to fight forest fires.

Title:Forests and Society
Author: Kristiina A. Vogt
Publisher:CABI - 2006-11-15

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