Forestry Technology & Timber Management

Issues related to Forestry Safety

Searching the Shelves | Library of Congress | Section SD - Forestry

Materials in our libraries for this subject are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification system. The print collection for this area is almost entirely at the Riverside Campus Library. The exception:  sculpture books are primarily at RGC. The information below can be used to locate reference books, e-books and books you can check out of the library  You can browse the library shelves by call number.  Common call numbers for this subject are:

Forestry SD  is a subgroup of Agriculture (Part S) in the Library of Congress Classification system. Ask your librarian about interlibrary loan if you find a title you need at another library.  Sometimes there is a charge.

Forestry & FAO Publications

2012 State of the World's Forests

As the global community looks for ways to move to a greener economy, it is increasingly clear that forests, forestry and forest products must play a central role. This tenth edition of State of the World’s Forests explores the role of forests in human history, finding strong links between forest use and economic and social development and between unabated forest destruction and economic decline. [more]


Moving forward

Selected achievements of the FAO Forestry Programme 2010-2011

FAO Forestry in Europe

FAO Forestry’s projects in Europe 2010–2013

FAO Forestry Paper 173: Multiple-use forest management in the humid tropics The multiple-value of forests has long been appreciated and used by forest-dependent people in the tropics. Explicitly managing for some or all of these values - multiple-use forest management - is stipulated in the laws of many countries, but its formal implementation in the tropics is thought to be rare. This paper reports on three regional assessments carried out to identify and draw lessons from on-the-ground initiatives in the Amazon Basin, the Congo Basin and Southeast Asia. [more]\\
FAO Forestry Paper 172: Climate change guidelines for forest managers The effects of climate change and climate variability on forest ecosystems are evident around the world and further impacts are unavoidable, at least in the short to medium term. Addressing the challenges posed by climate change will require adjustments to forest policies, management plans and practices. These guidelines have been prepared to assist forest managers to better assess and respond to climate change challenges and opportunities at the forest management unit level. The actions they propose are relevant to all kinds of forest managers – such as individual forest owners, private forest enterprises, public-sector agencies, indigenous groups and community forest organizations. They are applicable in all forest types and regions and for all management objectives. [more]

Asia and the Pacific

Forests and landslides The role of trees and forests in the prevention of landslides and rehabilitation of landslide-affected areas in Asia [more]

Europe and Central Asia

FAO Forestry in Europe FAO Forestry’s projects in Europe 2010–2013 [m

NCSSF Publications Online | Download pdf's

As part of its Science Program, SAF is supporting the distribution of the six primary NCSSF publications (below).

Guidebook Illustrated Sustainable Forestry Guidebook
"Conserving Biodiversity Through Sustainable Forestry: A Guide to Applying NCSSF Research" highlights the practical significance of the research the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry (NCSSF) has sponsored on biodiversity and sustainable forestry — in a useful form for practitioners and managers. The fully illustrated Guidebook offers practical tools to apply science in the field and is accessible for anyone interested in forests and the practices associated with forest management. The goal of this publication is to help improve forest management by making biodiversity science easier to understand and illustrating on-the-ground applications. Available in spiral bound water proof version for field use.
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Report "Forests for Tomorrow" Addressing the National Policy Challenges
NCSSF has concluded that without changes to forest policy in the U.S., implementation of sustainable management practices based on the best available science will be difficult or impossible to achieve. As a result, the Commission convened a diverse group of forest stakeholders to share ideas and deepen thinking on the challenges facing U.S. forests, the potential responses to those challenges and the options for next steps to move policy forward. This statement outlines the challenges facing the U.S. and contains the Commission's recommendations for tackling them based on discussions at the stakeholder meeting. The NCSSF statement calls for a national dialogue to raise awareness of the value of forests to our quality of life and to begin framing new policies that ensure forests can continue providing these essential benefits to future generations.
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OldGrowth Beyond Old Growth: A New Look Nationwide
NCSSF's report "Beyond Old Growth: Older Forests in a Changing World" defines the characteristics, functions and strategies for protecting and perpetuating our older forests. The richly illustrated document synthesizes overarching commonalities and significant differences among five regional workshops held in the Northeast, the Great Lakes, the Southeast, the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest.
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GlobalMarkets Global Markets Forum: U.S. Forest Industry and Worldwide Competition
Globalization of the world's forest industries has raised questions about the competitiveness of the U.S. timber industry in the face of lower production costs from oversees competition. NCSSF brought together a diverse group of leaders from conservation groups, industry, government, and academia to examine the potential impacts of shifting markets on U.S. forest biodiversity. The results of these discussions are summarized in the "Global Markets Forum" report.
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Indicators Selecting and Appling Indicators for Sustainable Forestry
NCSSF's project report "Considerations in the Selection and Use of Indicators for Sustaining Forests" reflects the lessons gleaned from participants at a "Think Tank" workshop. The report by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences sheds light on a number of issues in choosing and applying indicators. This publication will help groups planning to develop forest sustainability indicators for their community, state, ownership, region, or nation.
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Findings NCSSF Summary of Research Findings Report
The National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry published an interim report on the results of the first half of projects completed in its 7 year program to advance the science and practice of biodiversity conservation and forest sustainability. This report presents the Commission's first findings based on NCSSF-funded projects and Commission deliberations on the significance of the research for practice, management and policy.
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