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Forests 2015, 6(3), 670-691; doi:10.3390/f6030670

Harvest Regulation for Multi-Resource Management, Old and New Approaches (Old and New)

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Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus Veracruz, Carretera Xalapa-Veracruz Km 88.5, Manlio Favio Altamirano, Veracruz 91690, Mexico
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Consultoría Forestal Mascota SC, Zapata 96, Mascota, Jalisco 46900, Mexico
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Unidad de Manejo Forestal El Tuito S.C., Carretera Federal Melaque-Puerto Vallarta Km 170 s/n, El Tuito, Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco 48400, Mexico
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Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Facultad de Ingeniería Agrohidráulica, Av. Universidad s/n, Barrio Benito Juárez, Tetela de Ocampo, Puebla 73640, Mexico
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Colegio de Posgraduados, Campus Montecillo, Carretera México-Texcoco Km 36.5, Montecillo, Texcoco, México 56230, Mexico
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Consultoría Forestal Mascota SC, Zapata 96, Mascota, Jalisco 46900, Mexico
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Plinio Sist
Received: 11 November 2014 / Revised: 18 February 2015 / Accepted: 28 February 2015 / Published: 9 March 2015
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Abstract

Current Mexican forest management is the product of a history that dates back to 1926. Earlier approaches were directly or indirectly aimed at attaining the normal forest model. Around 1980, multi-resource and environmental impact considerations were mandated for all private timber operations. Timber-oriented silviculture was deemed insufficient to take proper care of non-timber values in the forest. Concerns about water quality, biodiversity, and natural conservation were the motives for promoting voluntary best management practices, in 2012 and afterwards. In this research, two traditional Mexican forest management schemes, Sicodesi and Plan Costa, enhanced with best management practices, are compared to Mapa, a management method specifically designed to manage landscape attributes. Results from two successive forest inventories 10 and 13 years apart show that Sicodesi and Plan Costa, even when modified to comply with best management practices, failed to maintain proper stewardship of non-timber values. Mapa, however, employed multiple means to drive forest dynamics to fulfill multi-resource objectives, constrained by self-financing and competitive profitability. These capabilities in Mapa enabled some degree of control over non-timber values, but many more important processes occur beyond the property boundary, and beyond the planning scope considered in Mapa and all other forest planning methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: harvest scheduling; stewardship; silviculture; tropical silviculture; land tenure; Jalisco; Mexico harvest scheduling; stewardship; silviculture; tropical silviculture; land tenure; Jalisco; Mexico
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Mendoza, M.A.; Fajardo, J.J.; Curiel, G.; Domínguez, F.; Apodaca, M.; Rodríguez-Camarillo, M.G.; Zepeta, J. Harvest Regulation for Multi-Resource Management, Old and New Approaches (Old and New). Forests 2015, 6, 670-691.

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