Past forestry practices were developed and applied at the stream-reach scale. New forestry focuses on a landscape scale to provide wood products while maintaining ecosystem and community processes. The effect of all forestry practices (e.g., logging, road building, planting, thinning, and slash) on the riparian areas is considered since these areas are part of the landscape. In new forestry, more effort is directed in the planning effort to define site objectives and to understand the implications of each site objective at the landscape scale. This planning provides management with greater flexibility in applying forestry practices to all areas of the landscape as well as in the riparian areas. New forestry is implemented by using the different forestry practices to finesse the stream-reach scale to meet the established objectives in terms of the functional relationship at the landscape scale.
"Forestry effects on riparian areas,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 1, Article 5.
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