- Wagner, Robert G.
Ontario Forest Research lnstitute
- Thompson, Dean G.
Canadian Forest Service
Forest vegetation management is undergoing rapid change in Canada and North America. Concerns about biological diversity, sustainability, landscape ecology, forest certification, integrated resource issues, and public participation are changing traditional assumptions and objectives for silviculture, especially vegetation management. The use of herbicides in the forest continues to be controversial, bringing intense public scrutiny of all forest vegetation management programs. Balancing public demands for wood fiber and other forest resources within this new framework is a major challenge.
This conference brings together the latest scientific information about these issues from around the world. Following the success of the previous two international conferences (Auburn, Alabama, USA, 1992; Rotorua, New Zealand, 1995), this third conference focuses on (1) alternative methods of vegetation control, (2) ecosystem effects associated with vegetation management practices, and (3) ecosystem management and its implications for forest vegetation management. This document includes 3-page popular summaries for the oral and poster presentations at the Third International Forest Vegetation Management Conference held in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada from August 24-28, 1998