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Environmental Forestry Conflicts in Europe and the United States

  • Eeva Hellström
Part of the World Forests book series (WFSE, volume 1)

Abstract

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, criticism of forestry arose mainly from perceptions of it at the national level. In many Western countries, forest conflicts of this era originated from a clash of three simultaneous developments related to economic growth. First, the striving for economic growth led to intensified forest management. Secondly, economic growth raised the standard of living which increased recreational pressure upon forests. Thirdly, economic growth led to the deterioration of the environment and fear for the exhaustion of natural resources (Hellström and Reunala 1995).

Keywords

Forest Resource Forest Owner Conflict Management Forest Policy Community Forestry 
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