Definitions for "Sustainable forest management"
The forest component of sustainable development, which is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (World Commission on Environment and Development 1987). The Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators (see appendix A) taken together also provide an implicit definition of what is meant by sustainable forest management at the national level.
management regimes applied to forest land which maintain the productive and renewal capacities as well as the genetic, species and ecological diversity of forest ecosystems.
management "to maintain and enhance the longterm health of forest ecosystems, while providing ecological, economic, social and cultural opportunities for the benefit of present and future generations" ( The State of Canada's Forests 2001/2002).