Old-growth Forests : Anatomy of a Wicked Problem

  title={Old-growth Forests : Anatomy of a Wicked Problem},
  author={Anthony Pesklevits and Peter N. Duinker and Peter G. Bush},
Old-growth forest is an often-used term that seems to be intuitively understood by ecologists and forest managers, and the wide-ranging discussion of its social and ecological values suggests it has currency among the general public as well. However, a decades-long discourse regarding a generally acceptable definition of old-growth, in both conceptual and practical terms, has gone largely unresolved. This is partially because old-growth is simultaneously an ecological state, a value-laden… CONTINUE READING