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Forest Sustainability
Forest Sustainability
Sustainability is one of the few forest management goals that can be agreed upon by people on all sides of the natural resource debate. Sustainability can be described as meeting the needs of the present socially, economically, and environmentally without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
How does one attain sustainability?
Here is a quick look at the steps that have been taken internationally, nationally, and in Oregon in determining how to sustainably manage forestlands for current and future generations...
  • Oregon First Approximation Report- discusses where we are as a state on knowledge of individual Montreal Process criteria and indicators (2000)
  • 2001 Assessment of Oregon´s Forests - Update knowledge base of Oregon´s forests using the seven Montreal Process criteria and key indicators (October 2001)
  • 2003 Forestry Program for Oregon - Articulation of the strategies Oregon will take in achieving sustainability (October 2003)
  • 2003 Forestry Program for Oregon Pocket Guidebook - A listing of key concepts, strategies, and actions.
  • Future assessments and strategic plans - ongoing assessment work building information to help us reach current Forestry Program for Oregon goals and set the stage for development of future Forestry Program for Oregon strategic plans (on a five-to-eight-year cycle)
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