Balancing different environmental effects of forest residue recovery in Sweden: A stepwise handling procedure.

Mar 2016

This study suggests how to use environmental quality objectives (EQOs) to evaluate forest residue recovery and how to balance the environmental effects, given the options for managing these effects and their potential impacts. We present an environmental evaluation model that helps highlight the effects that should receive preferential attention. Previous studies have linked environmental effects with EQOs without fully explaining what aspect of an objective applies to the type of forestry operation. This report clarifies these relationships, offering suggestions for how the EQOs can be used in the residue recovery context, in conjunction with the appropriate environmental systems analysis tools.