The Exploration Place The Electronic Forest Living Landscapes

The plan has to be continually adjusted

People have to ask and answer “What if...?” Doing this may take time, and since people are not perfect they may make assumptions that turn out to be wrong. That is the risk, and it’s the reason that ongoing monitoring is needed to make sure plans reflect reality as it changes.

Sustainable forest management plans are not set in stone; they must adjust quickly to new knowledge, advances in technology, disasters like mountain pine beetle infestation, or changes in society’s values. The ability to continually adapt and improve our planning is an important development for forest management.

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