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sustained yield

the continuing supply of a natural resource, as timber, through scheduled harvests to insure replacement by regrowth or reproduction.
the amount of a resource obtained from such a schedule without depleting the resource.
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  • Managing fisheries on a sustained yield basis has never worked, because the models used aren't ecological to begin with.
  • Public lands should be managed on the basis of multiple use and sustained yield principles.
  • sustained yield means the yield of forest products that a forest can produce continuously at a given intensity of management.
  • Urge multiple use and sustained yield for forests.
  • Area or management plans are developed under the principles of multiple use and sustained yield.
  • State stating that state lands must be managed on a sustained yield basis unless there is compensation to the trust beneficiaries.

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