Author(s): HIGMAN S, JUDD N,BASS,MAYERS
"The Sustainable Forestry Handbook" is the essential aid for forest managers to understand and implement new standards of forest management.Aimed primarily at forest managers and management teams in tropical, developing countries, it is based around the Forest Stewardship Council's Principles and Criteria and the ITTO's Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management.This book explains clearly how those criteria can be met. Text is cross-referenced and illustrated.
What is sustainable forest management?; why implement sustainable forest management?; defining sustainable forest management in practice; what do the standards require?; legal and policy freamework; sustained production of forest products; protecting the enivironment; the well-being of people; plantations; meeting requirements; creating an EMS; planning; implementation; social issues; why social issues are important; working with stakeholders; stakeholder participation in setting the forest organization's objectives and targets; agreeing social responsibilities; conditions of employment; erroneous perceptions and unrealistic expectations; monitoring social impacts; forest management certification; why become certified?; the FSC certification process.