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A decision framework for the implementation of appropriate logging practices in developing countries : case study -- Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Kellogg, Loren
dc.creator Spong, Ben
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-27T15:36:49Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-27T15:36:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2007-06-04
dc.date.issued 2007-08-27T15:36:49Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/6357
dc.description Graduation date: 2008
dc.description.abstract In many areas of the developing world, the continued overexploiting forest resources has the potential to have significant detrimental impacts be placed on sustainable forest management (SFM) can help communities and organizations responsibly manage and utilize the remaining forests over the long term. Ethiopia’s forest lands provide tangible benefits from wood fiber production, non-timber products, and intangibles products like soil and water resources. Current practices and uses must be adjusted in order to meet the basic needs of the people and land today and into the future. Timber harvesting operations have not been adequately documented and therefore movement towards SFM is is lagging. Data was collected to report the baseline information on timber harvesting in Ethiopia, including harvesting locations and organizations in both the natural forest of the southwestern regions and the plantation regions of the Rift Valley area. The overview establishes both the activities included in the harvesting process, but also the broader social, economic, and environmental context of the operations. This overview of harvesting was used to help develop a decision framework to support decision making in the area of harvesting improvements that can help lead to SFM. The decision framework utilizes participatory data collection and coding processes that establishes a ranking of activities that can then be implemented on the ground. The issues surrounding harvesting are funneled down into solution categories that cover areas such as planning, tools and equipment, research, social programs, extension and training, and political change. Implementation of this decision framework on forest sites in Ethiopia identified potential adjustments to current operations and illustrated some of the challenges and accomplishments of the different forest areas and different managing organizations. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Logging en
dc.subject Sustainable Forestry en
dc.subject Decision Making en
dc.subject.lcsh Sustainable forestry -- Ethiopia en
dc.subject.lcsh Logging -- Ethiopia en
dc.title A decision framework for the implementation of appropriate logging practices in developing countries : case study -- Ethiopia en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Forest Engineering en
dc.degree.level Doctoral en
dc.degree.discipline Forestry en
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en
dc.contributor.committeemember Murphy, Glen
dc.contributor.committeemember Bishaw, Badege
dc.contributor.committeemember Johnson, K. Norman
dc.contributor.committeemember Kimmerling, A. Jon


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