Managing our forests for the future.

  • Edward P. Farrell UCD
Keywords: Forest management, forestry profession, environment, sustainable development, sustainable forest management, forestry policy, education, conservation, economics.


The pressures experienced by forest managers today reflect a growing public interest in the environment and in forestry. There is an increasing awareness that inappropriate management could reduce the potential of ecosystems to supply the goods and services which society may demand in the future. This concern for the future finds its expression in the world-wide movement towards sustainability. Sustainable management has been practised in forestry for centuries. Although subjected to various interpretations, it has usually been seen in this part of the world as sustained yield in a wood supply oriented context. Modem ideas of sustainability embrace all the goods and services of the forest and suggest that 'sustained yield' should be replaced by the broader concept of 'sustainable forest management'...
How to Cite
Farrell, E. (1997). Managing our forests for the future. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from
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