1. Ecologically sustainable forest management. This
definition specifies three requirements for sustainable forest use: •
maintaining ecological processes within forests (the formation of soil, energy
flows, and the carbon, nutrient and water cycles); • maintaining the biological
diversity of forests; • increasing the net social benefit derived from the
mixture of forest uses, within ecological constraints, whilst maintaining
options for the future.
2. Maintain - 1: to keep in an existing state (as of repair, efficiency, or validity): preserve from failure.
3. Sustain - 1: to give support or relief to 2: to
supply with sustenance: nourish 3: keep up.
4. Sustainability: A state or process that can be maintained indefinitely. The principles of sustainability integrate three closely interlined elements - the environment, the economy and the social system - into a system that can be maintained in a healthy state indefinitely.
5. Sustainable - 2 a: of, relating to, or being a method
of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or
permanently damaged <sustainable techniques> <sustainable
6. Sustainable development - Development that meets the
needs and aspirations of the current generation without compromising the ability
to meet those of future generations.
7. Sustainable development - Industrial development that
does not detract from the potential of the natural environment to provide
benefits to future generations.
8. Sustainable development - 'meeting the requirements
of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to
meet their own needs'. Brundtland report in 1987 (WCED 1987)
9. Sustainable development Human intervention that meets
the needs and aspirations of the current generation without compromising the
ability to meet those of future generations.
10. Sustainable Development is a process in which development does not deplete the earth's resources or disturb fragile ecosystems
11. Sustainable development. According to the WCED, this
is "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Sustainable development
implies economic growth together with the protection of environmental quality,
each reinforcing the other. The essence of this form of development is a stable
relationship between human activities and the natural world, which does not
diminish the prospects for future generations to enjoy a quality of life at
least as good as our own. Many observers believe that participatory democracy,
undominated by vested interests, is a prerequisite for achieving sustainable
development (Source: Mintzer, 1992).
12. Sustainable development: preservation and protection
of diverse ecosystems-the soil, plants, animals, insects and fungi while
maintaining the forest's productivity.
13. Sustainable Development: describes those efforts to
guide economic growth, especially in less-developed countries, in an
environmentally sound manner, with an emphasis on natural resource conservation.
14. Sustainable forest management - management regimes
applied to forest land which maintain the productive and renewal capacities as
well as the genetic, species and ecological diversity of forest ecosystems.
15. sustainable forest management - management that maintains and enhances the long-term health of forest ecosystems for the benefit of all living things, while providing environmental, economic, social and cultural opportunities for present and future generations. http://www.abforestprod.org/ARglossary.html
16. Sustainable forest management - Management to
maintain and enhance the long-term health of forest ecosystems, while providing
ecological, economic, social and cultural opportunities (CSA 1995)
17. Sustainable forest management - means "good
management" and utilization of forests and forested areas in such a way and at
such intensity that their biological diversity, productivity and regenerative
capacity, their vitality, and their capacity to fulfil, now and for the future,
their pertinent ecological, economic and social functions at the local, national
and global levels, be maintained, without thereby doing harm to other
ecosystems. Ministerial Conference of Helsinki (1993)
18. Sustainable forest management - Security benefits
for human needs while maintaining the structure, function and integrity of
ecosystems on a bio-regional basis, incorporating in perpetuity complete forest
successions in each bio-region
19. Sustainable forest management - Stewardship and use
of forests and forest lands in such a way, and at a rate, that maintains their
productivity, regeneration capacity, vitality and their potential to fulfill now
and in the future, relevant ecological, economic, and social functions, at
local, national, and global levels, and that does not cause damage to other
ecosystems (MCPFE 1993).
http://www.forestry.ubc.ca/concert/evans.html#III http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.pefc.org/lisbon.htm+sustainable+forest+management+definition&hl=en Resolution H1
20. Sustainable forest management - The process of
managing permanent forest land to achieve one or more clearly specified
objectives of management with regard to the production of a continuous flow of
desired forest products and services without undue reduction of its inherent
values and future productivity and without undue undesirable effects on the
physical and social environment. Developed by Poore. (ITTO 1992).
21. Sustainable forest management comprises all those
direct and indirect measures of protection, tending and utilization which ensure
the permanent conservation of forests. Sustainable management maintains the
natural plasticity and diversity of life forms which enable forests to evolve
and provide human benefits from their ecological, economic, social and cultural
functions in perpetuity. Heuveldop (1994)
22. Sustainable Forestry- Managing our forests to meet
the needs of people today without compromising the ability of future generations
to meet their own needs. This is accomplished by growing, caring for, and
harvesting trees for products while at the same time conserving soil, air,
water, water quality, and wildlife and fish habitat.
23. Sustainable Forestry- The practice of managing dynamic forest ecosystems to provide ecological, economic, social and cultural benefits for present and future generations. Source: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources, Chapter NR 44.03
24. Sustainable Management-A method of exploiting a
resource that can be carried on indefinitely. For example, the removal of water
from an aquifer in excess of recharge is, in the long term, not a sustainable