The EBM Pillars


The benchmarks pillar captures the specifics of NRV indicators.

The NRV concept is simple. Species have adapted to the pre-industrial, historical range of ecological conditions. That range can be used as a benchmark of sustainability. By aligning management closely to that natural range we can maximize ecological integrity since the rate, intensity, and magnitude of change is familiar. The three elements of this  pillar are Defining NRV, Incorporating Variation, and Defining Targets.

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Benchmarks Elements
Defining NRV

NRV should be defined across all temporal and spatial scales, and for all NRV types — disturbances, landscape conditions and […]

Incorporating Variation

The degree to which targets incorporate spatial and temporal variation is an important part of NRV. Options range from using […]

Defining Targets

One of the critical components of EBM is how targets for NRV indicators are chosen. Targets can simply lie somewhere […]

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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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