Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve: Wholistic Forest Use, Community and Place
Departments: Canadian Studies and Environmental Studies
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The paper explores the connection between concepts of bioregionalism and ecologically responsible forest use to provide the theoretical and philosophical context for a discussion of how these ideas play out in reality in Haliburton County in general, and at the Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve in particular. As a preface, a brief historical overview of the changing forest and forest practices in Haliburton County is provided. From information obtained through personal interviews, the author looks at the nature of wholistic forest use currently practiced at the Wildlife Reserve and the way in which this system of forest use impacts on community and place in the County. The potential for Haliburton Forest as a model of wholistic forest use is considered along with the issues involved in transferring that model.