chapter  3
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Standards for Sustainable Forest Management

The definition of sustainable forest management (SFM) given in Box 1.1 aids an understanding of the general idea of SFM, but it does not provide any detail about what it really means on the ground. How should different people’s objectives be balanced against each other and how does the forest manager know in practice what level of ‘undesirable effects on the physical and social environment’ is acceptable.