Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

Finding Common Ground In Conservation

Friday, May 4th, 2012

IFM is happy to share Rob Little’s video showcasing how Androscoggin Land Trust, Verso Paper, private land owners, and IFM come together to conserve forest land. Thank you to Rob Little for allowing us to do so.

Finding Common Ground in Conservation from Robert Little on Vimeo.

Integrating Timber Management and Biodiversity Conservation

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Integrating timber management and biodiversity conservation can be a challenge, to say the least. There are a myriad of biodiversity variables to consider and integrate with a variety of timber management approaches. Likewise, there are a great variety of documents that describe either biodiversity or timber management, but relatively few that attempt to meld the two together. The manual, “Focus Species Forestry: A Guide to Integrating Timber and Biodiversity Management in Maine”, by Robert Bryan with Maine Audubon, attempts to do just that.

According to the author:

“The goal of this manual is to simplify the task of integrating timber management and biodiversity conservation by identifying and managing for a few Focus Species whose habitat needs cover those of many other species.”

It has proven to be a very useful guide for Integrated Forest Management and has even been adopted as the foundation for forest management for one of our clients.