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        StatementIsland Press
        PublishersIsland Press
        LC ClassificationsOctober 1, 2003
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 120 p. :
        Number of Pages87
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 101559633816

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Although we can think and talk about sustainability in different ways, the "triple bottom line" is being used increasingly as a shorthand way to describe an organization's commitment to sustainability. " When influences and interactions between the three spheres of the triple bottom line are properly accounted for, natural resource decisions have a better chance of achieving sustainability.

What is Forest Sustainability?

loss of ecosystem services, loss of working forests, fire danger and hazardous fuels, increasing demands for woody biomass to produce bioenergy, adapting forest management to potential climate changes, etc.

Towards Forest Sustainability society cannot exist without the environment, which provides the basic necessities of life: air, water, food, energy, and raw materials.

This updated model reflects the understanding that the environmental realm is the foundation of strong sustainability because the environment provides natural goods and services that cannot be obtained through any other means.

" As do most definitions of sustainability, this definition recognizes three arenas in which the effects of natural resource decisions are closely linked. Decisions made regarding these issues will widely affect areas of the economy, society, and environment beyond those directly related to forests, which suggests that these pressing issues cannot be resolved solely within the forest sector or by actions taken solely within the boundaries of the forest.

More recently, thinking about the relationships between these three realms has evolved to more closely match the depiction of sustainability shown on the right-hand side of the figure Strong Sustainability.

The core concept of strong sustainability is that the benefits of nature are irreplaceable and that the entire economy is reliant on society, which in turn is entirely dependent on the environment.

Developing implementable and sustainable solutions to these issues will require Towards Forest Sustainability involvement and support of a diverse group of interests, bridging not only different sectors but also spatial scales and generations.

What is Forest Sustainability?

To be truly sustainable, natural resource decisions should account for social, economic, and environmental considerations.

The human economy depends on people and social interaction. Earlier thinking about sustainability, shown on the left side of the figure and referred to as Weak Sustainability envisioned the environmental, social, and economic realms as intersecting, yet separate, parts of a system.

This emphasizes the interdependencies between our society, our economy, and the natural environment. Today's most pressing forest issues e.