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Call for 'Sustainability' in Forests Sparks a Fire

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Science  26 Mar 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5410, pp. 1996-1998
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5410.1996

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In hopes of ending conflicts over "multiple use," an independent scientific committee has proposed that "ecological sustainability" should become the principal goal in managing the U.S. national forests and grasslands, which since 1960 have been under a congressional mandate to serve industry, recreation, and conservation all at once. But instead, the committee may have opened a new round of controversy.