The Perpetual Forest – past lessons to sustain Canada’s forests

By Jim Hilton
The Williams Lake Tribune
December 17, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

I recently came across a paper entitled The Perpetual Forest – Using lessons from the past to sustain Canada’s forests in the future. The authors decided to collaborate on a joint submission to the 1999 Canadian Institute of Forestry’s annual meeting. Authors Mike Apsey, Don Laishley, Vidar Nordin and Gilbert Paille have a wide variety of government , public and private forestry experience. Since it has been 24 years since the publication, I thought it would be valuable to see what changes may have resulted from the papers proposals. …As I suspected, the main emphasis was on the industrial aspect of forestry but it became obvious that increasing public pressure was going to mean more non timber values would need to be considered as indicated in the following statement.

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