Symposium: Tropical Restoration-Reforestation – Pros and Cons
Sponsored by: The International Society of Tropical Foresters, The International Forestry Working Group of the Society of American Foresters, and Terraformation
Date: Friday, 5 August 2022, 11 am- 2 pm EDT, 3-6 pm GMT. - Find your time zone at https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
The goal of this symposium is to present some of the topics and debates connected to tropical restoration and reforestation, to help sharpen our thinking about what works under what conditions, and why. The presentations will range widely from recent controversies associated with tropical restoration and reforestation, to issues linked with governance strategies for tree planting projects, seed banks for restoration, Eucalyptus as a nonnative tree in reforestation, approaches to verification of ecosystem restoration, and getting funding for projects.
More information at: https://tropicalforesters.org/symposium-tropical-restoration-reforestation-…
Register at: https://terraformation.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_070T8D9tRZW7cMpuop5g_Q
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with the paper attached!
Directeur-Director UR Forêts et Sociétés
Tropical managed Forests Observatory (TmFO) Coordinator
IUFRO 1.02.00 Silviculture of tropical forests
Campus International de Baillarguet, TA C-105/D
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5 France
Tél : +33 4 67 59 39 13
Tel.Portable/Mobile Phone: +33 786 3289 46
Le 19/07/2022 à 14:41, sist plinio a écrit :
> Dear all,
> I am happy to share with you this new article titled “Sustained Timber
> Yield Claims, Considerations, and Tradeoffs for Selectively Logged
> Forests” in PNAS Nexus, the open-access on-line journal of the U.S.
> National Academy of Sciences. In this paper we explore the many
> meanings of sustainability in reference to timber.
> What is meant by sustainability depends onwhat is sustained and atwhat
> level. Sustainable forest management, for example, requires
> maintenance of a variety of values not the least ofwhich is sustained
> timber yields (STYs). For the 1 Bha of theworld’s forests subjected to
> selective or partial logging, failure to maintain yields can be hidden
> by regulatory requirements and questionable auditing practices such as
> increasing the number of commercial species with each harvest,
> reducing the minimum size at which trees can be harvested and
> accepting logs of lower quality. For assertions of STY to be credible,
> clarity is needed about all these issues, as well as about the
> associated ecological and economic tradeoffs. Lack of clarity about
> sustainability heightens risks of unsubstantiated claims and unseen
> losses. STY is possible but often requires cutting cycles that are
> longer and logging intensities that are lower than prescribed by law,
> as well as effective use of low-impact logging practices and
> application of silvicultural treatments to promote timber stock
> recovery.These departures frombusiness-as-usual practices will lower
> profit margins but generally benefit biodiversity and ecosystem services.
> Keywords: forest management, natural climate solutions, nature based
> solutions, climate change mitigation, timber growth and yield
> Plinio Sist
> Directeur-Director UR Forêts et Sociétés
> Tropical managed Forests Observatory (TmFO) Coordinator
> IUFRO 1.02.00 Silviculture of tropical forests
> Campus International de Baillarguet, TA C-105/D
> 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5 France
> Tél : +33 4 67 59 39 13
> Tel.Portable/Mobile Phone: +33 786 3289 46
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Online Micro Certificate: Climate Vulnerability & Adaptation
October – December 2022
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