Terms in this set (12)
Using resources w/o depleting them
Maximum Sustainable Yield
The largest amount of a resource that can be used w/o long term damage to the resource
Ecosystem Based Management
Harvesting resources in ways that minimize the impact on the ecosystems that provide them
Customized approach to managing resources that has been developed through scientific testing
4 examples of renewable resources
soil, fresh water, wild animals, and timber
how do resource managers base their decisions on resource management
scientific research, politics, economics , and social issues
importance of maintaining health topsoil
nourishes the plants grown for food and fiber; forests and other plant communities rely on topsoil
whats the difference between game and nongame species
game species- animals that can be hunted
nongame species- animals not allowed to be hunted and are illegal to shoot or kill
importance of timber
raw material of a variety of products used today (homes, schools, paper, cardboard, etc.)
drawback to ecosystem based management
challenging for managers to determine how best to put into action
management approach thats considered a cyclical process in which practices are constantly being adjusted based on new information
3 main resource management approaches
maximum sustainable yield, ecosystem based management, and adaptive management
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