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Forest Certification and its Influence on the Forest Products Industry in China
Forest certification is becoming an important issue within the forest products industry and also a new trend in forest products markets. Although forest certification was initiated to confront the severe deforestation of tropical rain forests, certified forests are unbalanced in geographical locations, with 60% of certified ...
Trends in the Japanese Market for Forest Products: Implications for Alaska
With the U.S. housing market at a seventeen year low, it is becoming increasingly important to find global markets for U.S. forest products. One market that values Alaska forest products and offers tremendous opportunity is Japan. However, due to a previously strong U.S. Dollar, increased competition from Europe, and other ...
The Forsaken Fjord: Science, Society, and Biological Decline in Puget Sound v.1.1
(University of Washington Water Center, 2009-12-01)
The Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda (2008) proposes four basic questions: 1. What is a healthy Puget Sound (and how do we know if we are moving toward one)? 2. What is the status of Puget Sound and what are the biggest threats to it? 3. What actions should be taken that will move us from where we are today to a healthy ...
Assessment of Landscape Characterization and Classification Methods
(University of Washington Water Center, 2002-12-31)
The absence of a hierarchical approach to classification that integrates landscape and riverine ecological theory hampers scientific and regulatory endeavors to define natural resource management strategies protective of watershed dynamics. This report will review existing aquatic and landscape classification methodologies ...
Economically Sustainable Working Forests:
Economic viability is an important part of the sustainability of working forests. With landowners facing increasing regulatory complexity, increasing demand for a diversity of forest outputs, and economic pressures to convert to non-forest uses, it is important to understand the financial principles that drive economic ...
Implications of Working Forest Impacts on Jobs and Local Economies
The sustainability of working forests and the infrastructure of mills and other forest uses are to a substantial degree interconnected. The impact of working forests on rural jobs has been of special interest given the dependence of timber dominant communities on forest-related jobs. We summarize what is known about the ...
Forest Products Export Trends Update for the Pacific Northwest Region
This paper updates the analysis completed in 1999 (Lippke et. al, 1999) on export trends in forest products from the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Two recent events warranted this review ⎯ the collapse of the Asian economies beginning in 1997 and the strength of the U.S. housing market from 1991 to present.
Innovative Responses to the Forest Practices Permitting Process
Partial Abstract: Several suggestions for easing the burden on small landowners are included and described in this paper. The first suggestion described is to extend the period of the permit from its current two years to five years. A second option is to increase the application exemption from those who cut less than ...
Vegetated Stormwater Facility Maintenance
(University of Washington Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2000-12)
This study had three objectives and associated work components: Component 1 -- assess routine highway ditch cleaning alternatives ("Service Levels") for water quality benefits; Component 2—survey biofiltration swales to evaluate conditions promoting water quality benefits; and Component 3—assess restabilization and ...
Washington Water Resource: v.11:no.3(2000:summer)
(University of Washington Water Center, 2000)
Articles include: Technology Review: Ultra-Urban Stormwater Treatment Technologies; A Survey of Ditches Along County Roads for their Potential to Affect Stormwater Runoff Water Quality; Fate and Transport of Nonpoint Source Metals: Design of Highway Runoff Detention Ponds; Human Behavior in Urban Riparian Corridors.