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Forest certification in sustainable development : healing the landscape

Author: Chris Maser; Walter Smith
Publisher: Boca Raton : Lewis Publishers, ©2001.
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Retailers such as Home Depot have revised their purchasing and selling policies to give preference to certified wood. This book highlights the history, importance, and rewards of forest  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Maser, Chris.
Forest certification in sustainable development.
Boca Raton : Lewis Publishers, ©2001
(DLC) 00056300
(OCoLC)44517972
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Maser; Walter Smith
ISBN: 9781420032703 1420032704
OCLC Number: 80918732
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 235 pages) : illustrations
Contents: What Is Forest Certification? --
The Certification Movement --
Forestry as an Evolution in Consciousness --
A Brief Look at Today's Forestry --
The Philosophical Foundation of Today's Forestry: An Overview --
Sustainability --
The Soil-Rent Theory --
Historical Errors in Forestry --
The Reductionist Mechanical World View --
The Linearity of Current Thinking --
Biological Capital vs. Economic Capital --
Salvage Logging --
Indigenous Forests and Ecological Sustainability --
Old-Growth Forests and Biological Sustainability --
Sustainable Forestry Through the Process of Certification --
Certification and Trusteeship --
A Certified Forest as a Living Trust --
Public Lands --
Private Lands --
The Importance of Certification --
Freedom --
A Sense of Values --
Questions of Science vs. Questions of Social Value --
Gross Domestic Product, Eco-Efficiency, and Genuine Progress Indicator --
Gross Domestic Product --
Eco-Efficiency --
Genuine Progress Indicator --
The History of Forest Certification --
SmartWood --
The Philosophy and Operating Principles of SmartWood --
Institute for Sustainable Forestry --
Forest Stewardship Council --
Things To Do Prior to Seeking Certification --
How the Certification Process Works --
In the Forest --
Applicant's Responsibilities Prior to the Arrival of the SmartWood Assessment Team --
On-Site Assessment Procedures --
Choosing the Team --
The Initial Team Planning --
Assessment of the Applicant's Management --
Assessment in Field --
Compliance with Laws and Principles of the Forest Stewardship Council.
Responsibility: Chris Maser, Walter Smith.

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