This presentation provides an overview of timber sustainability as it relates to harvesting.

Sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Assessment tools used to measure the impacts of timber harvesting decisions and practices are discussed.  The assessment tools provide guidelines for attaining sustainable timber harvesting outcomes by considering the answers to seven questions about a harvest.  Users of the assessment tools can then make an educated evaluation about the sustainability of a proposed harvest.

Presented by: Dave Jackson, Forest Resources Extension Educator, Penn State Extension Center County

The Sustainable Timber Harvest

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802