Analog Forestry (AF)
Is a system of sylviculture (forestry) that allows humans to design highly sustainable and landscapes while living in proximity to these forested ecosystems. AF studies closely at what might have been the ‘primary state’ of present anthropogenic landscapes and replicate those old growth structures using forest formulae and landscape architecture. AF refers regional databases for selection of species and follows the guide of 12 key principles to restore landscapes in a manner befitting the environment, native biodiversity, and regional human utility.
Analog forestry is a potent solution for designing self regulated farming systems that are adaptable in the face of climate change.