Why 'A Forest Conscienceness'?

Calver, M., Bigler-Cole, H., Bolton, G., Dargavel, J., Gaynor, A., Horwitz, P., Mills, J. and Wardell-Johnson, G. (2005). Why 'A Forest Conscienceness'?. In: Calver Michael, Heidi Bigler-Cole, Geoffrey Bolton, John Dargavel, Andrea Gaynor, Pierre Horwitz, Jenny Mills and Grant Wardell-Johnson, A Forest Conscienceness: Proceedings 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society Inc. 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society inc., August, Western Australia, (729-739). 12-17 September, 2004.

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Author Calver, M.
Bigler-Cole, H.
Bolton, G.
Dargavel, J.
Gaynor, A.
Horwitz, P.
Mills, J.
Wardell-Johnson, G.
Title of paper Why 'A Forest Conscienceness'?
Conference name 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society inc.
Conference location August, Western Australia
Conference dates 12-17 September, 2004
Proceedings title A Forest Conscienceness: Proceedings 6th National Conference of the Australian Forest History Society Inc
Place of Publication Rotterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Millpress Science Publishers
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 90 5966 026 9
Editor Calver Michael
Heidi Bigler-Cole
Geoffrey Bolton
John Dargavel
Andrea Gaynor
Pierre Horwitz
Jenny Mills
Grant Wardell-Johnson
Start page 729
End page 739
Total pages 11
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The phrase "a forest conscienceness" was used in a major statement made by Charles Lane Poole, Western Australia's Conservator of Forests from 1916-1926, for the 1920 British Empire Forestry Conference. It is both relevant and eerily contemporary at the beginning of the 21st century. We chose it as the conference theme to encourage engagement with both a conscious awareness of forests and their values and a sense of moral responsibility toward forest management. It stimulated a broad range of lively contributions that emphasized mainly the "awareness" aspect, although some authors addressed "moral responsibility". Perhaps "conscienceness", like sustainability, is an evolving concept not yet fully mature. It warrants further engagement.
Subjects 430101 History - Australian
300805 Conservation
0502 Environmental Science and Management
0705 Forestry Sciences
1608 Sociology
Keyword Lane Poole
forest management
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