Applying twenty-first century analytical and quantitative ways of thinking about forest resource management problems . . . Now available from Waveland Press, the fourth edition of Forest Managementrevised significantly from previous, successful editionsoffers authoritative, up-to-date coverage of broad-scope concepts and ideas for those entering the fields of forest management, forest economics, and forest ecology. Viewed as large integrated ecosystems that are often owned and managed by multiple landowners, forests continue to be at the center of debates involving global warming and the sustaining of human populations. Because long-term ecological outcomes of forest management activities continue to be of heightened concern to citizens, interest groups, and regulators, the comprehensive fourth edition recognizes the scope of ecological, economic, and social outcomes from the management and use of forest lands. It provides future decision makers and stakeholders with contemporary methods to make quantitative estimates of the consequences of implementing alternative management or policy scenarios for forests. Available on the authors Web site are useful databases, files, and worksheets used to generate, solve, and report solutions to problems of forest management. Outstanding features and coverage! 1) includes greatly expanded exposition of the definition, measurement, and practical application of sustainability and sustained yield concepts; 2) stresses the critical role of comprehensive silvicultural prescriptions and their spatial assignment to provide for a multitude of forest outcomes, including timber, wildlife, and recreation within sustainable ecosystems; 3) provides an introduction to the concepts, methods, and applications of explicit spatial analysis of forest tracts, watersheds, and ecological units using new heuristic techniques, and illustrates the techniques using teaching models and data sets; and 4) offers examples and problems to illustrate analyses presented in the book.