timber harvesting Articles

  • Leveling the Playing Field for Legal Timber in Brazil

    Brazil is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. What is less known is that the country is the fourth largest industrial ...

  • Legislation Note: Council Regulation 2173/2005/EC of 20 December 2005 establishing a FLEGT license scheme for imports of timber in the European Community

    This note reflects on Council Regulation 2173/2005/EC establishing a licence scheme for the import of timber into the European Community. This regulation forms part of the EC’s larger framework to combat the international trade in illegally harvested timber. The regulation carries out one of the requirements highlighted in the EU Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade ...


  • Soil CO2 efflux in uneven-aged managed forests: temporal patterns following harvest and effects of edaphic heterogeneity

    AbstractForest management is expected to influence soil CO2 efflux (FCO2) as a result of changes in microclimatic conditions, soil properties, and root dynamics. We measured FCO2 during the growing seasons of 2003 and 2004 in both gap and non-gap locations within stands ranging from 0 to 10 years after the most recent harvest in a selection-managed northern hardwood forest in central Ontario, ...


    By Springer

  • Environmental impacts of community-based forest management in the Philippines

    Community-based forest management (CBFM) is a major strategy in managing forest lands in the Philippines. Forest and land management activities implemented in CBFM project sites include management of tropical forests (enrichment planting, timber stand improvement or TSI and limited harvesting), rehabilitation of degraded lands (reforestation, assisted natural regeneration (ANR)) and agroforestry. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Use of the AccuPAR ceptometer to quantify effects of riparian vegetation removal on stream energy balance

    When the vegetation along a stream bank is removed, the solar load on the stream increases. This results in increased stream water temperature. Elevated stream temperatures degrade freshwater habitats, shifting species composition, and often endangering some of the species that live in the stream. An increasing awareness of this problem has led to thecreation of riparian strips to shade streams ...


    By METER Group, Inc.

  • Industrial development on logging frontiers in the Brazilian Amazon

    In this paper, we review the concept of forest sector industrialisation and technology adoption with the goal of identifying reasons that have shaped the technological development, or lack thereof, in the Brazilian forest sector. The image of the timber industry in the Amazon has been one of excessive harvest, deforestation, and arguable misuse of a renewable resource. In this paper, we use the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The steady-state treatment of forestry in CGE models

    This paper provides a critical examination of the implicit assumption in steady-state forestry modelling, particularly those employed in CGE models. That is, forests are characterised by steady-state conditions. Therefore, a conceptual model is developed to examine if there is a tendency for forest areas to reach some sort of steady-state. The results from the model simulations show that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The protean relationship between boreal forest landscape structure and red squirrel distribution at multiple spatial scales

    This paper investigates two fundamental questions in landscape ecology: what influence does landscape context, or the composition of the matrix, have on an animals’ response to landscape structure, and how does this relationship extrapolate between landscapes? We investigate how the distribution of North American red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) in the boreal mixedwood forest is influenced ...


    By Springer

  • Species diversity and ecology of Tonle Sap Great Lake, Cambodia

    Abstract.  Tonle Sap Great Lake in Cambodia, the largest natural freshwater lake in southeast Asia, is situated within the floodplain of the Mekong River. Water levels in the lake vary by about 8 m between the dry season minimum and the wet season maximum when waters from the Mekong River back up the Tonle Sap River. The lake is highly productive – the annual fish catch from the Lake is ...


    By Springer

  • Louisiana company supplies chips, hog fuel punkin center chip company relies solely on Morbark for debarking-delimbing, chipping, grinding

    JONESBORO, Louisiana - Outside of the Winn, Michigan headquarters of Morbark, Inc., Earl Calhoun might be the man who knows the most about the workings of the Morbark line of chipping and chain flail debarking equipment. In any case, he is certainly in contention for such recognition. Earl has been in the wood products industry for 30 years. For the last 20 years he has focused on helping his ...


  • New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana

    The combination of legal and illegal logging in southwest Ghana’s tropical forests is having a devastating impact on bird populations in the region, according to new research published recently in the journal Biological Conservation. Between 1995 and 2010, logging in the Upper Guinea rain forest ...


    By Ensia

  • 3 Signs of progress in curbing the illegal wood trade

    The global market for wood and other forest products is changing quickly. The industry has long struggled to address the problem of illegal logging, which damages diverse and valuable forests and creates economic losses of up to $10 billion a year. In some wood-producing countries, illegal logging accounts for 50-90 percent of total ...

  • Opportunities to Generate Cash Flow for Family Forests Using Conservation Payments

    There has been significant discussion about the merits of stacking conservation payments over the past few years. A simple explanation for credit stacking is when landowners are paid for conservation practices on their property that provide multiple benefits to the environment. Examples of credits types that might be stacked include: endangered species, water quality, wetlands, and carbon. ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • Tuning In: Tracking wood from Honduran Forests to U.S. Guitars

    This study focuses on two supply chains for mahogany that originate in remote biodiversity-rich forests in Honduras. These supply chains were selected because they involve small forest community cooperatives that, compared with industrial operations, have a lower capacity to respond to market requirements for legal wood, including the U.S. Lacey Act. ...

  • Mangroves for Coastal Resilience

    Coastal wetlands such as mangrove forests strongly contribute to the safety, food security and income of tens of millions of people throughout the tropics. Wetlands International has helped to restore and conserve thousands of hectares of mangrove forests, closely working with coastal communities. We aim to increase coastal resilience and reduce disaster risk by championing and enabling ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Book Byte: We Can Reforest the Earth

    Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health. Since 2000, the earth’s forest cover has shrunk by 13 million acres each year, with annual losses of 32 million acres far exceeding the regrowth of 19 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Composting In rural Alaska

    Gardeners, communities and commercial enterprises have proven that composting works in Alaska, especially given large quantities of fish waste and diminishing landfill capacity. ALASKA is two and a half times larger than the largest state in the lower 48 states. Over half of the entire state’s population lives within the municipality of Anchorage. Many Alaskan villages can only be reached ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mangrove coasts: a muddy story (Part 3)

    In my first blog, I introduced the term “ecosystem services”, which has become a popular way to refer to the value of ecosystems. This is an important concept as it provides a counter-argument to the often narrow-minded and short-eyed approach of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • The wealth of forests

    The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity. As I subsequently watched ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Asia Pulp & Paper`s anti-deforestation pledge: Sign of a Changing Industry?

    Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest paper companies, announced earlier this month that it will no longer cut down natural forests ...

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