EBM Element:

Management Focus

Traditional forest land management has resulted in stand-alone plans that consider individual values such as wood, fish, minerals, or natural gas. The EBM ideal shifts the focus from individual to collective planning and from a focus on activities to outcomes.

Management Focus Case Study

The 'Management Focus' Journey

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Challenges &
Opportunities to EBM

Management Focus

Success in achieving EBM relies on managing disturbances, ecological conditions, and biological consequences. This is especially important where disturbance processes are substituted for one another (e.g., harvest replaces fire) or applied narrowly (e.g., merchantable vs. flammable forest). While managing for natural ecological patterns, it is important to focus on outcomes; a challenge given that outcomes may be inexact or arrive decades in the future.

Aerial view of a burned forest by a harvest block

Photo credit: fRI Research

The 4 Classes of EBM
EBM Wheel

The EBM Journey

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The journey is the process of supporting and sharing knowledge that will allow us to shift current forestry management towards EBM

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Who are we working with as we manage?
Why are we managing the resource?