Thinking Inside the Box: Looking for Ecosystem Services within a Forested Watershed
Janet C. Neuman
Lewis & Clark Law School; Tonkon Torp LLP
Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2007
Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-4
This paper uses the Tillamook State Forest as a case study to explore the potential for applying an ecosystem services model to future management of a forested watershed with numerous interested constituencies. Part II describes the richness of the Tillomook regional ecosystem, its importance far beyond the immediate vicinity, and the many resulting demands on the forest. Part III discusses the current management model, based on multiple uses competing in the political arena for short-term gain, and then considers an alternative model based on managing the Tillamook with the goal of producing a steady stream of ecosystem services over the long-term. Part IV concludes with a call for "re-reforestation" of the Tillamook State Forest and other similar lands by managing for long-term watershed and forest health.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 35
Keywords: ecosystem services, forest management, natural resources management, structure-based forest management, Tillamook State ForestAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 5, 2008 ; Last revised: February 8, 2008
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