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sustainable forest management[sə¦stān·ə·bəl ′fär·əst ‚man·ij·mənt]
Integrated management of the full range of environmental, social, and economic values of the forest to ensure future health and usefulness of the forest.
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Also, various frameworks of criteria and indicators (C&I) have been developed to facilitate forest sustainability assessments that include legal, political, and other institutional elements (e.g., Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Management and Conservation of Temperate and Boreal Forests (MPC&I), Pan-European Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management
Development of a methodology for selecting criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management
: a case study on participatory assessment.
7 Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management
: The Canadian Approach (Ottawa: Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, 1995).
A previous 2005 publication by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) on 'Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management in Canada: National Status' reports on six criteria and 46 indicators, but these only follow the Montreal Process indicators to a limited extent.
This necessitated a common approach and a mutually agreed upon set of criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management so that countries could examine and harmonise their policies on conservation and sustainable management of forests (Brand 1997).