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Author Bennett, Brett M., 1983- author.

Title Forestry and water conservation in South Africa : history, science and policy / editors: Brett M. Bennett, Frederick J. Kruger.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2015.


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World forest history series
World forest history series.
Language English.
Contents Intro; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Author Biographies; Preface; Introduction; 1. 'Fit the Tree to the Climate': The Cape Model of Forestry; 2. Forestry in Reconstruction South Africa: Imperial Schemes, Colonial Realities, c. 1901-1905; 3. Educating a Nascent 'South African' Forestry Corps, 1880-1932; 4. Afforestation: Politics, Labour, and Science, c. 1910-1935; 5. Competing Agendas? Afforestation, Catchment Management and Indigenous Forests, c. 1910-1935; 6. 1935: The Fourth British Empire Forestry Conference in South Africa and the Origins of a Consensus Science Program.
7. Jonkershoek as Fulcrum: The Forest Hydrological Research Program8. Forest Hydrology in the Policy Domain; 9. 1965 to 1995: Fluctuating Fortunes and Final Dividends; 10. Devolution, Drift and New Directions, 1990-2014; Selected Bibliography.
Summary This innovative interdisciplinary study focuses on the history, science, and policy of tree planting and water conservation in South Africa. South Africa's forestry sector has sat - often controversially - at the crossroads of policy and scientific debates regarding water conservation, economic development, and biodiversity protection. Bennett and Kruger show how debates about the hydrological impact of exotic tree planting in South Africa shaped the development of modern scientific ideas and state policies relating to timber plantations, water conservation, invasive species control, and biodiversity management within South Africa as well as elsewhere in the world. Forestry and Water Conservation in South Africa shows how scientific research on the impact of exotic and native vegetation led to the development of a comprehensive national policy for conserving water, producing timber, and protecting indigenous species from invasive alien plants. Policies and laws relating to forests and water began to change in the late 1980s and early 1990s as a result of political and administrative changes within South Africa. This book suggests that the country's contemporary policies towards timber plantations, guided by the National Water Act of 1998, need to be reconsidered in light of the authors' findings. Bennett and Kruger also call for more interdisciplinary research and greater emphasis on integrated policies and management plans for forestry, invasive alien plants, water conservation, and biodiversity preservation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269).
Subject Afforestation -- South Africa.
Forests and forestry -- South Africa.
Forest policy -- South Africa.
Water conservation -- South Africa.
Boisement -- Afrique du Sud.
Politique forestière -- Afrique du Sud.
Eau -- Conservation -- Afrique du Sud.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Forestry.
Afforestation. (OCoLC)fst00798927
Forest policy. (OCoLC)fst00932311
Forests and forestry. (OCoLC)fst00932632
Water conservation. (OCoLC)fst01171608
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
Earth & Environmental Sciences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kruger, F. J. (Frederick J.), 1944- author.
Other Form: Print version: Bennett, Brett. Forestry and water conservation in South Africa : history, science and policy. Acton, ACT, Australia : ANU Press, c2015 288 pages 9781925022834.
ISBN 9781925022841 (electronic bk.)
1925022846 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055418097
GBVCP 1008664731
AU@ 000069124782

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