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Recent Readings in Sustainable Forest Management Practices
Brief Details
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Grassroots Institute
  • Copyright: Contributors & The Grassroots Institute, 2024
  • License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
  • Audience: Forestry Scientists, Forestry Practitioners, Natural Resource Managers, Agriculturists, Forest Managers
  • Keywords: Forest Monitoring; Mangrove Forests; Riparian Forests; Community Forestry; Participatory Forest Management; Urban Forestry; NTFPs; Rural Livelihoods; Medicinal Plants
  • Funding: No funding
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Recent Readings in Sustainable Forest Management Practices

Edited by: Hasrat Arjjumend

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The book, entitling ‘Recent Readings in Sustainable Forest Management Practices’, is a comprehensive compilation that delves into the multifaceted realm of sustainable forestry. Written by a team of seasoned experts, this book provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary issues, emerging trends, and innovative practices in forest management. As a vital resource for professionals, researchers, and policymakers, the book tackles a range of topics crucial to the sustainability and resilience of our forests.

The book kicks off with an in-depth examination of technical forest management practices. Covering aspects such as silviculture, harvesting techniques, and forest regeneration, this section provides insights into the latest methodologies and technologies shaping the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Readers gain a comprehensive understanding of how technical advancements are influencing decision-making processes for forest conservation and utilization.

A critical aspect of sustainable forest management, soil health forms the cornerstone of this section. The book explores the intricate relationship between forest ecosystems and soil nutrients, offering readers valuable insights into sustainable soil management practices. Topics include nutrient cycling, soil conservation strategies, and the impact of climate change on soil health, providing a holistic view of the challenges and opportunities associated with maintaining soil fertility.

Recognizing the importance of community engagement, the book dedicates a section to participatory forest management. Through case studies and theoretical frameworks, readers gain an understanding of how involving local communities in decision-making processes contributes to the sustainable use and conservation of forest resources. The section also explores the socio-economic dynamics and governance structures that underpin successful participatory initiatives.

In an era marked by rapid urbanization, the book addresses the vital intersection of forests and urban environments. Urban forestry emerges as a key theme, exploring the role of trees and green spaces in urban settings. From urban planning and biodiversity conservation to the psychological and health benefits of urban forests, this section sheds light on the pivotal role that trees play in enhancing the quality of life in cities.

A diverse array of forest resources beyond timber takes center stage in this section. The book explores the sustainable harvest and utilization of non-timber forest products, ranging from medicinal plants and herbs to fruits, resins, and handicrafts. By highlighting the economic and ecological significance of these products, the authors underscore the importance of incorporating them into sustainable forest management strategies.

The nexus between forests and rural livelihoods is a central theme woven throughout the book. Readers gain insights into how sustainable forest management practices can contribute to poverty alleviation, community development, and the enhancement of rural livelihoods. Case studies and real-world examples illustrate the positive impact of integrating forest management with local economic activities. A chapter explores the role of forests as a repository of medicinal plants and the sustainable practices associated with their harvest. Readers gain a deeper understanding of the conservation challenges, ethical considerations, and cultural dimensions surrounding the use of medicinal plants, emphasizing the need for responsible and sustainable management.

"Recent Readings in Sustainable Forest Management Practices" serves as a valuable compendium, offering a rich tapestry of insights into the diverse and interconnected facets of sustainable forest management. By addressing technical, ecological, social, and economic dimensions, the book provides a holistic perspective that is essential for navigating the complex landscape of contemporary forestry practices.


  • Technical Forest Management
  • Forest Soil Nutrients
  • Participatory Forest Management
  • Urban Forestry
  • Non-Timber Forest Products
  • Rural Livelihoods
  • Medicinal Plants


Arjjumend, H. (ed.) (2024). Recent Readings in Sustainable Forest Management Practices. Montreal/Vancouver, Canada: The Grassroots Institute, ISBN: 978-1-7778455-5-1. Doi:

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Hasrat Arjjumend

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