Best Reference Books – Forest Resource management

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Forest Resource Management subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Forest Resource Management along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Forest Resource Management subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Forest Resource Management" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Indian Wood Technology” by Brown H
2. “Agroforestry – Principles and Practices” by Dwivedi A P

“Agroforestry – Principles and Practices” Book Review: This book focuses on the origin and the science of agroforestry. It explains how growing trees and shrubs with food, fruit crops and grasses is traditional and very old; but the science of agroforestry is new. The book describes how agroforestry as a land-use system is capable of yielding both food and wood and at the same time helps in conserving and rehabilitating the ecosystems. The sixteen chapters cover comprehensive information on all aspects of agroforestry including history, concepts, classification, management etc. The book is useful for the students of B. Sc. (Forestry) and B. Sc. (Agriculture) courses.

3. “Principles and Practice of Silviculture” by Khanna L S

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“Principles and Practice of Silviculture” Book Review: This book is an extensive study of silviculture which is the science and art of growing and tending forest crops, based on a knowledge of silvics. It describes the principle and practice of silviculture. The book starts with a comprehensive description of the importance of silviculture in controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet diverse needs and values. Then it goes on to include a description of the methods and principles of silviculture and how it is actually done in the forests. The book is useful for students of forest management courses, B. Sc. (Forestry) and B. Sc. (Agriculture).

4. “Hand Book of Forestry” by Negi S S

“Hand Book of Forestry” Book Review: This book starts with a basic introduction of forestry and the places where this is practiced. Then it goes on to talk about the benefits of forestry such as to create systems that are socially accepted while sustaining the resource and any other resources that might be affected. It also talks about the elements of forest science that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences. The book also describes the importance of foresters in developing and implementing forest management plans. The forest management plans given in the book typically include recommended silvicultural treatments and a timetable for their implementation. This book is useful for students in forestry courses and practitioners in the field.

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5. “Forest Resource Management” by Mohammad Islam

“Forest Resource Management” Book Review: This book is based on concepts of forest rotation, forest sustainability, forest accounting etc. All these concepts are taken into consideration through a forest policy, which is essentially required for forest resource management. The book describes how the national forest policy of Bangladesh is suffering from some serious flaws as it could not address some genuine problems. These problems are- inadequate administrative capacity, technical drawbacks and socio-economic problems. This is explained in contrast to the situation of European countries in that these countries place emphasis on the multifunctional role of the forest. This book highlights the key areas of deficiencies in Bangladesh forest resource management as compared to a European one.

6. “Forest Resource Management: Decision-making Principles and Cases” by William A Duerr

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“Forest Resource Management: Decision-making Principles and Cases” Book Review: This book focuses on decision making for forests that are managed for both ecological and economic objectives. It provides an in-depth coverage of both ecological and economic issues. The methods used in the scientific management of forests are described using basic algebra, computer spreadsheets and numerous examples and applications. This gives a practice-oriented understanding to the readers. The book is designed for forestry professionals and graduate students in forestry and natural resource management. It will also benefit forestry business practitioners, university and government foresters.

7. “Introduction to Forest Resource Management” by William A Leuschner

“Introduction to Forest Resource Management” Book Review: This book addresses modern forest management planning issues. The book includes a case study of a closed canopy, uneven-aged forest, new forest plans from South America and Oceania. It presents updated, real-life examples that are illustrated both mathematically and graphically. The book also includes a chapter on scenario planning and climate change adaptation. It includes the latest research and forest certification standards that provide the students an understanding of the real world situation of the field. The book is useful for students in forestry courses and early career forest managers.

8. “Forest Resource Management” by Swapan Kumar Rakshit

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“Forest Resource Management” Book Review: This book provides an insight of the richness and vastness of the forest resources. It is a comprehensive study of information on a wide variety of forest resources. The book starts with an introduction. Then it goes on to discuss topics like geographical background, assessment of forest resource, status of forest resource utilisation and status of marketing of forest resource. Other topics included in the book are potential of forest resource, conservation of forest resource and strategy for future management. The book is useful for students of forest management course, undergraduate students and those interested in the field.

9. “Prescott National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan” by Department of Agriculture

“Prescott National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan” Book Review: The plan discussed in this book defines the direction for managing the Prescott National Forest for the next 10-15 years. The plan provides for integrated multiple use and sustained yield of goods and services from the forest in a way that maximizes long-term net public benefits in an environmentally sound manner. The planning principles in the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) regulations were integrated in the process. Establishment of goals and objectives for sustained-yield management of renewable resources without impairment of the productivity is one of these principles. Protection and improvement of the quality of renewable resources and preservation of important historic, cultural and natural aspects of the national heritage are some of the other principles. The book is useful for a FRM course and those interested in learning about the plan.

10. “Negotiated Learning – Collaborative Monitoring for Forest Resource Management” by Guijt

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“Negotiated Learning – Collaborative Monitoring for Forest Resource Management” Book Review: This book critically examines how monitoring can be an effective tool in participatory resource management. It uses the first-hand experiences of researchers and development professionals in eleven countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. It focuses on community participation in the selection of the indicators to be monitored. The cases in this book highlight best practices, but infer that collaborative monitoring is a relatively new area of theory and practice. The cases focus on the importance of building upon existing dialogue and learning systems, the need to better understand social and political differences among local users and other stakeholders.

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