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The customary and traditional uses of wild renewable resources for personal or family consumption as food, shelter, fuel, clothing, tools, or transportation; for making and selling handicraft articles out of the nonedible byproducts of fish and wildlife resources; for barter or sharing for personal or family consumption; and for customary trade.


A predictable process of changes in structure and composition of plant and animal communities over time. Conditions of the prior plant communities or successional stage create conditions that are favorable for the establishment of the next stage. The different stages of succession are often referred to as seral stages.

Suitable Uses

Activities and values on national forest lands, such as motorized and non-motorized recreation, livestock grazing, logging, mining, and fish and wildlife habitat, that the forest plan determines to be appropriate and compatible with desired conditions and objectives for certain areas.

Sustained yield

The yield that a renewable resource can produce continuously at a given intensity of management.