"Pacific Forest" explores the use of the forest of the Solomon Islands from the pre-historic period up to the end of 1997, when much of the indigenous commercial forest had been logged.
Author: Judith A. Bennett
"Pacific Forest" explores the use of the forest of the Solomon Islands from the pre-historic period up to the end of 1997, when much of the indigenous commercial forest had been logged. It is the first study of the history of the forest in any Pacific Island; the first analysis of the indigenous and British colonial perceptions of the Melanesian forest; and the first critical analysis for this region, not only of colonial forest policies but of later policies and practices which made the governments of independence exploiters of their own people. "Pacific Forest" addresses a range of evidence drawn from several disciplines, and is a major contribution to environmental history.
Trade pattern Three salient features in the pattern of forest products trade in the
Pacific Basin are : the large bilateral trade between Canada and the United
States , the rise of the Japanese market discussed above , and the relatively
Author: John Dargavel
Publisher: Duke University Press
A dozen papers from a symposium in Honolulu, May-June 1991, explore forestry practices, trade, and policies in countries around the Pacific rim. Many address historical topics such as forest products trade in pre-industrial Japan and China; others, current issues in New Zealand, Hawaii, Malaysia, and other places. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The project proposal was later discussed at a South Pacific Heads of Agriculture
meeting in September 1986 in Apia, ... Development of Agricultural Statistics •
RAS/86/048: Asia Pacific Forest Industries Development Group based in Kuala ...
Author: C. Eugene Conrad
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Covers: forestry research in Asia and the Pacific; management of tropical forests for products and energy; forests and wildlife management; tropical rainforests of northern Australia; forest resources in New Guinea; management factors affecting forests; fire management in Central America; biological diversity, and much more. Graphs and photos.
Evidence from the Douglas - fir region Nontraditional forest goods and services
may give private forest landowners financial of the Pacific Northwest suggests
that incentives for management practices that otherwise reduce financial returns
Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Contents: Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station: The Setting: A Message from the PNW Executive Team; Goal Accomplishments; Goal 1: Develop an Understanding of Ecological, Social, & Economic Systems & Their Interactions; Goal 2: Assess the Status & Trends of Ecosystems & Natural Resources & Their Uses; Goal 3: Develop Science-Based Options for Informed Mgmt.; Goal 4: Communicate Science Findings & Enhance their Applications; Publications; symposia, Workshops, & Tours; Conservation Education; Honors & Awards; Research Context; Finances & Workforce; Cooperators Who Received Funding for Studies; Clients Who Provided Funding for Studies; & PNW Research Station Org. Illustrations.
The NORTHWESTERN GARTER SHAKE is a common species at lower
elevations throughout the Pacific Northwest, ... Drier slopes in Washington also
support this forest, as does southern Vancouver Island and the islands of the San
Author: John C. Kricher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A detailed guide brings to life the beauty, inhabitants, and various kinds of trees and plants of the Sierra Nevada forests, the California forests, the Pacific Northwest forests, and the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska. Original.
The descriptions are arranged alphabetically by genus name of the microfungi. Keys for identification appear in the front of the book; literature references, glossary, host index, and general index appear in the back.
Author: A. Funk
Publisher: Pacific Forest Research Centre
The descriptions of all known microfungi associated with stem diseases of western trees are presented. These microfungi are all from the Ascomycetes and the Deuteromycetes. The diseases induced by these microfungi are the cankers, diebacks, and shoot blights. Approximately 200 species of microfungi are included. Notes on host range, disease symptoms, and taxonomy are included. The descriptions are arranged alphabetically by genus name of the microfungi. Keys for identification appear in the front of the book; literature references, glossary, host index, and general index appear in the back.
The 1930s were pivotal years in British Columbia's forest history, exhibiting much
the same pattern of development as has been charted for the southern part of the
Pacific rain forest. Concern over the pace of deforestation, failure of a new crop ...
Author: Richard A. Rajala
Publisher: UBC Press
This book integrates class, environmental, and political analysis to uncover the history of clearcutting in the Douglas fir forests of B.C., Washington, and Oregon between 1880 and 1965. Part I focuses on the mode of production, analyzing the technological and managerial structures of worker and resource exploitation from the perspective of current trends in labour process research. Rajala argues that operators sought to neutralize the variable forest environment by emulating the factory model of work organization. The introduction of steam-powered overhead logging methods provided industry with a rudimentary factory regime by 1930, accompanied by productivity gains and diminished workplace autonomy for loggers. After a Depression-inspired turn to selective logging with caterpillar tractors timber capital continued its refinement of clearcutting technologies in the post-war period, achieving complete mechanization of yarding with the automatic grapple. Driviing this process of innovation was a concept of industrial efficiency that responded to changing environmental conditions, product and labour markets, but sought to advance operators' class interests by routinizing production. The managerial component of the factory regime took shape in accordance with the principles of the early 20th century scientific management movement. Requiring expertise in the organization of an expanded, technologically sophisticated exploitation process, operators presided over the establishment of logging engineering programs in the region's universities. Graduates introduced rational planning procedures to coastal logging, contributing to a rate of deforestation that generated a corporate call for technical forestry expertise after 1930. Industrial foresters then emerged from the universities to provide firms with data needed for long-range investment decisions in land acquisition and management. Part II constitutes an environmental and political history of clearcutting. This reconstructs the process of scientific research concenring the factory regime's impact on the ecology of the Douglas fir forest, assessing how knowledge was utitized in the regulation of cutting practices. Analysis of business-government relations in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon suggests that the reliance of those client states on revenues generated by timber capital enouraged a pattern of regulation that served corporate rather than social and ecological ends.