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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (1998) 42(4): 43–46
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Ecosystem Management in US National Forests: Evolution of a paradigm

G.B. Wetterberg and C.D. Risbrudt

Ecosystem Management, which has rapidly gained currency in management of US National Forests since the early 1990s, now constitutes a paradigm which enhances concepts such as 'sustained yield', 'multiple use', 'indicator species' and others. This paper examines the background and continuing evolution of Ecosystem Management in the US Forest Service and related legislative and institutional aspects.
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