sustained yield


Definition of sustained yield

: production of a biological resource (such as timber or fish) under management procedures which ensure replacement of the part harvested by regrowth or reproduction before another harvest occurs

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sustained-yield adjective

Examples of sustained yield in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The United States Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture is now under the direction of John B. Crowell, a logging company attorney, and the emphasis has shifted from multiple use and sustained yield to timber production first and last. Ted Trueblood, Field & Stream, 29 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of sustained yield

circa 1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sustained yield was circa 1905

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“Sustained yield.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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