While some forest management is primarily focused on economic value – growing valuable “timber” – modern forest management often targets a wider range of objectives. These include growing valuable trees and generating income for landowners, but also creating value in other, more abstract ways; like improving wildlife habitat, increasing forest “resiliency” and making Vermont’s relatively young, simple forests more diverse and complex.
As approaches to forest management evolve, so too do opinions about the role of humans with respect to our forests. These opinions vary widely, but often fall somewhere on a broad spectrum. While most people fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum, the polarities are constantly embroiled in a struggle about how forests work, their fundamental value and the role of humans in them.
The New Jersey Forestry Association will hold a 90 minute The Radical Forest Manager webinar on June 16rh from 7 to 8:30 pm.
In this month’s webinar, Ethan Tapper, forester for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, will discuss the tensions and differing viewpoints of those who want to productively manage woodlands and those who want them left alone, and those who chose a middle path.
To take part in this webinar, register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1516512738548/WN_LM0URJtBQKuB_o-fAfD_UQ