Sustainable Forest Management (SFM): “The stewardship and use of forests and forest lands in a way, and at a rate, that maintains their biodiversity, 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.” – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
ecoReata practices Sustainable Forest Management specializing in:
- Applied landscape ecology in Appalachian hardwoods and montane mixed conifer forests
- Sustainable Forest Management third-party certifications
- Multi-use resource management accounting for biotic, environmental, economic, social, and other factors
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Co-authored a Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Southwest Region, Jicarilla Apache Agency. This document will aid in the NEPA compliance of actions performed until 2025 by the Jicarilla Apache Indian Tribe, Department of Natural Resources on their 857,000-acre reservation near Dulce, NM. Primary author of analysis for actions involving the Timber Management, Woodlands Management, Fire Management, Fuels Management, and Forest Development programs.
This presentation provides a general overview and outlines benefits and costs of forest certification and sustainable forest management. It was first presented to the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville on October 6, 2010.