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Steward's ForkA Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains$
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James Agee

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520251250

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520251250.001.0001

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Principles of Future Sustainability

Principles of Future Sustainability

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(p.198) Chapter 13 Principles of Future Sustainability
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Steward's Fork
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James K. Agee

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520251250.003.0013

This chapter discusses the principles of sustainability for successful ecosystem management of the Klamath Mountains. It defines sustainability as containing two principles: maintain the genetic potential of the land, and maintain its productivity. The chapter also suggests plans that recognize and incorporate coarse-filter approaches and fine-filter approaches. A coarse-filter approach attempts to manage ecosystem processes in a way that creates a semblance of natural conditions. The concept of the fine filter is important because it offers a more species-specific approach that catches the ecosystem elements which fall through the coarse filter.

Keywords:   sustainability, ecosystem management, Klamath Mountains, coarse-filter approach, fine-filter approach

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