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6: Maintenance and enhancement of socio-economic benefits

Area and percent of forests used for subsistence purposes

"Forest lands provide products for survival outside the formal economic or market-based system. Such products include foodstuffs, medicine, fuel wood, clothing, and shelter. Subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering are important to the material and cultural survival of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds." USDA Forest Service ...

Rates of return on investment

"Return on investment in the forest industry depends on several factors including site cost, productivity, management and associated costs, and the market price of final products. The species used in a plantation can also affect growth rates and market prices, and thus the rate of return on an investment. The Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is ...

Extension and use of new and improved technologies

"The goal of managing Victoria’s State forests sustainably for production purposes relies on continual improvement in management skills, and in developing and adopting new technologies to allow for more efficient resource use. Identifying the growth and use of technologies is a useful indicator of progress in forest management." The State of ...