Principles of Future Sustainability

James K. Agee

in Steward's Fork

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780520251250
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933798 | DOI:
Principles of Future Sustainability

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This chapter discusses the principles of sustainability for successful ecosystem management of the Klamath Mountains. It defines sustainability as containing two principles: maintain the genetic potential of the land, and maintain its productivity. The chapter also suggests plans that recognize and incorporate coarse-filter approaches and fine-filter approaches. A coarse-filter approach attempts to manage ecosystem processes in a way that creates a semblance of natural conditions. The concept of the fine filter is important because it offers a more species-specific approach that catches the ecosystem elements which fall through the coarse filter.

Keywords: sustainability; ecosystem management; Klamath Mountains; coarse-filter approach; fine-filter approach

Chapter.  3316 words. 

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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