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Good News for Wildlife and Ecological Sustainability

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Abstract:

The Committee of Scientists' report supports the contention that protecting biodiversity is vital to stewardship of our national forests. It offers an innovative, science-based approach for protecting structures, processes, and conditions to sustain wildlife and ecosystems. The panel missed opportunities to address protection of roadless areas and to call for clear implementation standards. The major challenges ahead are for the Forest Service to produce clear standards for ecosystem integrity and species viability and to establish objective methods of determining whether the standards are being met.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Senior Associate, Defenders of Wildlife, 1101 14th Street NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005

Publication date: May 1, 1999

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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