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Sustained yield in Tasmanian forest management: An examination of the conflicts between sustained yield management and the provision of non-wood values

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Piller, GJ (1986) Sustained yield in Tasmanian forest management: An examination of the conflicts between sustained yield management and the provision of non-wood values. Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

The traditional principles of sustained yield have long been
relied upon in the planning of forestry management. Along with the more
recently introduced concept of multiple-use , sustained yield remains
the catchcry of forest managers. The principles of sustained yield
concentrate on planning the extent and timing of harvesting for wood
production objectives. However, in the transition from forestry
management to forest management, these principles, with their heavy
emphasis on wood production objectives, have been at variance with the
multiple use concept in a number of ways. This study attempts to
document these areas of conflict for forest management in Tasmania .
Sustained yield management in Tasmania is carried out on a
regional basis. One of these regions, the Southern Forests, is used as
a case study for examining the compatibility between the application of
sustained yield and multiple use concepts. The techniques of sustained
yield management used in the Southern Forests are documented with
particular attention being paid to the assumptions made in the planning
of management operations. These assumptions are then analysed in terms
of their potential effect on management's ability to incorporate
non-wood objectives in its planning.
The study concludes that while strong reliance on the
traditional principles of sustained yield is maintained, non-wood
values will only get partial consideration in forest management
planning. This consideration is usually given where there is only minimal interference with wood production objectives. A change in the
present use of sustained yield estimates and a shift in the emphasis of
data collection are suggested as preliminary steps in ensuring that
non-wood values are given adequate consideration in forest management
planning.

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