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Low Impact Forestry Principles, Goals and Guidelines

June 1, 2020

Excerpted from Mitch Lanky's "Low Impact Forestry" book, "This chapter is intended to give landowners an understanding of the reasons behind LIF so that they can better communicate their objectives. Indeed, for the system to work well, it is best if landowners have their management objectives in writing. This chapter lists recommended guidelines and standards for foresters and loggers that, if followed, would help meet the LIF objectives."

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Restoring Old-Growth Characteristics

June 1, 2020

"Although new old-growth forests cannot be created, the opportunity exists to restore old-growth characteristics in our current forests ... This pamphlet (PDF) will introduce you to some of the habitat features of old-growth forests, outline management options and resources for restoring these features to your woodlands, and discuss opportunities to realize both economic and ecological benefits from your forest."

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We hope to use this space to build the LIF community, share forestry information and educational opportunities, and highlight some of the work being done by LIF practitioners and landowners.

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