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Policies for Sustainably Managing Canada’s Forests

Tenure, Stumpage Fees, and Forest Practices

Three quarters of Canada’s forests are under provincial control, so provincial forest policies are crucial to long-term sustainability. By offering an up-to-date comparative scrutiny of forest policies, this book provides forest managers, policy-makers, scholars, and students with the information and concepts to critically examine Canada’s complex forest tenure systems. Looking at tenure, stumpage fees, and other forest practices, the authors assess how well different provincial schemes achieve the goals of sustainable forest management. They identify essential policy attributes that could be used to guide tenure reform, consider barriers that could prevent meaningful change, and offer much-needed practical guidance on overcoming these obstacles.

228 pages

Table of Contents


1 The Rise of Sustainable Forest Management and Trends in Forest Sector Governance

2 A General Framework for a Comparative Analysis of Canadian Crown Forest Tenures

3 Crown Forest Tenures in Canada

4 Regulating for Sustainable Forest Management: Interprovincial Comparison of Forest Planning and Practice Requirements

5 Interprovincial Comparison of Crown Stumpage Fee Systems

6 In Search of Forest Tenures for Sustainable Forest Management Appendix: References for Details on Canadian Crown Forest Tenure Characteristics, Forest Practices Regulations, and Stumpage Systems by Province

Notes; References; Index

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