Forest management focused heavily on enhancing ecological complexity is an evolving area of interest. It can be a major objective or be incorporated into management for objectives such as income, wildlife habitat, or recreation. It involves consideration of three basic principles:
- Incorporation of biological legacies (features of pre-disturbance forests) into regeneration harvest prescriptions
- Incorporation of natural stand development processes into intermediate treatments
- Allowing appropriate recovery periods between regeneration harvests
For more information on these topics see the separate sub pages.