An approach to forest management that seeks to include economic, ecologic and social components.
An approach to maintaining or restoring the composition, structure, and function of natural and modified ecosystems for long-term sustainability. Scientists base this approach on a vision of desired future conditions.
The buzz word to make deforestation sound palatable to the general public. USFS definition: "An ecological approach to natural resource management to assure productive, healthy ecosystems by blending social, economic, physical, and biological needs and values."