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What the heck is Sustainable Forest Management?

Are you seeking an understandable description of Sustainable Forest Management written in clear, concise English? Do you have a description you want to share? Do you want to clear up some consistent misconceptions?

Go to the newly established article on SFM on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_forest_management) and contribute your knowledge.

Montreal Process undertakes review of its indicators

Over the past couple of years, the Montreal Process has been reviewing its indicators of SFM in temperate and boreal forests. The MP Working Group agreed to a set of revised indicators for its criteria 1 - 6 at its last meeting in Japan in July 2006. In November 2006, an expert group met to finalize the recommendations for revised indicators for MP criterion 7. It is anticipated that the MP will approve the full suite of revised indicators at its upcoming Working Group meeting to be held some time in the fall of 2007. For more information on this review, check out the MP web site at www.mpc

A great new idea

I think the developers of this site have hit on a good idea. I have recently been thinking about the need for a web site with a blog, forum and perhaps a wiki (in this case a database) that users can contribute to. There is really no other site that I have seen like this which could potentially offer one stop shopping for the latest updates on developments in C&I around the world. I believe that self-organizing spaces such as this where the indicator community can contribute is an excellent way to facilitate additional collaboration in the field - indeed potentially one of the most powerful tools available.

Are Canada's Forests Managed Sustainably?

A new report by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM), entitled Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management in Canada: National Status 2005 is now available. This report measures progress on 46 indicators and is valuable reading for anyone interested in assessing Canada’s progress toward sustainable forest management.

Overall, National Status 2005 shows that Canada continues to make solid progress toward sustainable forest management. The report reveals that Canada’s forests continue to provide many economic and social benefits for all Canadians while supporting a diversity of species. However, it also notes that Canada must, among other things, become more competitive in the international marketplace, be more vigilant in protecting forests from pollution and species introduced from abroad, and improve the ability of forest-dependent communities to adapt to economic changes.

Forest managers support a reglement on pumping across counties

For 2 years now, the metropolitan area of Hamburg, Northern germany, is divided since there's no common agreement on water management issues here at all.

A new Euroe-wide directive makes disputes vs. compromises more complex, but on the long run hopefully more democratic.Till everyone involved in decision making is informed, supply and demand happen to be a source of conflict.

The forest managment lobby is one of the toughest public speakers, e.g. a guy called Norbert Leben, who is announcing regularly in local newspapers how dry forests and heathers already became after hot summers and heavy rainfall as a climate mix known here also.

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