Sustainable Forest Management as a Model for Sustainable Development: Conclusions Toward a Concrete Vision

  • Peter SpathelfEmail author
Part of the Managing Forest Ecosystems book series (MAFE, volume 19)


Central European forestry has oriented itself toward sustainability for more than 200 years. Opinions regarding the principles involved, however, underwent significant changes during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and today there is no consensus as to what can be considered a “correct” standard of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). Rather, SFM is seen to be the result of a social bargaining process, which – in turn – is strongly dependent on social and political circumstances.


Sustainable Forest Management European Environment Agency Political Circumstance Protect Area Management Late Successional Stage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Applied SciencesEberswaldeGermany

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