Hytönen, M. (ed.). 1995. Multiple-use forestry in the Nordic countries. Metla, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Helsinki Research Centre. 460 pp. ISBN 951-40-1421-9.
Edited by Marjatta Hytönen
Distribution: Library of the Finnish Forest Research Institute, PO Box 18, FIN-01301 Vantaa, Finland. Tel +358 10 2111, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviews of the book have appeared in Journal of World Forest Resource Management, 1997, 8(1): 103-104, Taiga-news - newsletter on boreal forests, issue 22, October 1997, p. 11, and in Forestry - Journal of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, 1998, 71(1): 80-81.
The Nordic countries consist of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Each of these countries has its own specific traditions in forestry due to different geographical, climatic and economic conditions. They also have a lot in common with each other and the rest of the world. Forestry is increasingly characterized by multiple use everywhere.
Forest resources are utilized in many different ways to support living. The cultural importance of forests is also appreciated. They are sources of spiritual well-being, essential components in landscapes, and serve as environments for recreation. Recently, the role of forests in preserving biological diversity and in stabilizing local and global ecological systems has been increasingly recognized and studied.
Integrating the various material and non-material benefits of forests is a complicated management task. The aim of this book is to serve as an introduction to the Nordic experience in multiple-use forestry. This is done by describing the history, present situation and future challenges of the various ways of utilizing and enjoying forests and by outlining methods for integrated forest management.
Updated: 18.12.2001 MHyt