Sustaining Young Forest Communities

Autor: Cathryn Greenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400716206
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This edited volume addresses a rising concern among natural resource scientists and management professionals about decline of the many plant and animal species associated with early-successional habitats, especially within the Central Hardwood Region of the USA. These open habitats, with herbaceous, shrub, or young forest cover, are disappearing as abandoned farmland, pastures, and cleared forest patches return to forest. There are many questions about “why, what, where, and how” to manage for early successional habitats. In this book, expert scientists and experienced land managers synthesize knowledge and original scientific work to address questions on such topics as wildlife, water, carbon sequestration, natural versus managed disturbance, future scenarios, and sustainable creation and management of early successional habitat in a landscape context.

Natural Disturbances And Historic Range Of Variation

Autor: Cathryn H. Greenberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319215272
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This book discusses the historic range of variation (HRV) in the types, frequencies, severities and scales of natural disturbances, and explores how they create heterogeneous structure within upland hardwood forests of the Central Hardwood Region (CHR). The book was written in response to a 2012 forest planning rule which requires that national forests to be managed to sustain ‘ecological integrity’ and within the ‘natural range of variation’ of natural disturbances and vegetation structure. Synthesizing information on HRV of natural disturbance types, and their impacts on forest structure, has been identified as a top need.

Ecological Forest Management Handbook

Autor: Guy R. Larocque
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482247860
File Size: 74,67 MB
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Forests are valued not only for their economic potential, but also for the biodiversity they contain, the ecological services they provide, and the recreational, cultural, and spiritual opportunities they provide. The Ecological Forest Management Handbook provides a comprehensive summary of interrelated topics in the field, including management concepts, forest models, and ecological indicators. Featuring contributions from experts on the three main forest types—boreal, temperate, and tropical—this book presents in-depth coverage of important issues in ecological forest management and includes case studies addressing ecological and socioeconomic issues. It illustrates how ecological forest management is a complex process that requires broad ecological knowledge while giving readers a deeper understanding of basic principles and applications.

Restoration Of Boreal And Temperate Forests Second Edition

Autor: John A. Stanturf
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482211971
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Humans have influenced the landscapes and forests throughout the temperate and boreal zones for millennia. Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Edition focuses on the negative impact of human activity, and explains the importance of forest restoration as a way to repair habitat, restore forest structure and function, and counteract the lasting effects of humanity. The book offers broad geographic coverage, as well as a combination of review and case study chapters providing social and policy contexts for restoration of specific forest types. This revised edition begins with a historical context for restoration, provides a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between degradation and restoration, and defines terms within that framework. While building on the first edition, it presents the response of restorationists to the current challenges of interpreting scattered science on forest history, stand development, and natural processes. It combines applicable experience designed to improve present and future ecological and social sustainability. Describes restoration in the context of rapid social, economic, environmental, and climate change Looks toward the future, presenting several completely new topics in forest restoration Covers different starting points for restoration, from non-forest to degraded forest Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Edition aids in the understanding of the diverse cultural and ecological contexts for restoration of temperate and boreal forests, and the creation of a better foundation of documented knowledge to support future and existing restoration decisions.

Managing Forest Ecosystems To Conserve Fungus Diversity And Sustain Wild Mushroom Harvests

Autor: Randy Molina
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788143434
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Fungi are important components of forest ecosystem mgmt. because they perform essential ecological functions, & commercial harvest of wild edible mushrooms contributes significantly to the regional economy. Inventory & monitoring provide info. for improving mgmt. decisions, but fungi present a unique set of sampling challenges. To address these challenges, a conf. entitled Ecosystem Mgmt. of Forest FungiÓ was convened This report describes the forest mgmt. context of fungus inventory & monitoring issues, summarizes the mycological studies presented at the Conf., & provides a synopsis of audience discussion.

Traditional Forest Related Knowledge

Autor: John A. Parrotta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400721449
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Exploring a topic of vital and ongoing importance, Traditional Forest Knowledge examines the history, current status and trends in the development and application of traditional forest knowledge by local and indigenous communities worldwide. It considers the interplay between traditional beliefs and practices and formal forest science and interrogates the often uneasy relationship between these different knowledge systems. The contents also highlight efforts to conserve and promote traditional forest management practices that balance the environmental, economic and social objectives of forest management. It places these efforts in the context of recent trends towards the devolution of forest management authority in many parts of the world. The book includes regional chapters covering North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Australia-Pacific region. As well as relating the general factors mentioned above to these specific areas, these chapters cover issues of special regional significance, such as the importance of traditional knowledge and practices for food security, economic development and cultural identity. Other chapters examine topics ranging from key policy issues to the significant programs of regional and international organisations, and from research ethics and best practices for scientific study of traditional knowledge to the adaptation of traditional forest knowledge to climate change and globalisation.

Frameworks For Sustainable Forests And Communities

Autor: Michael Hibbard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788171631
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Collectively, the chapters in this exploratory study constitute a review of community economic development as a response in the Pacific Northwest to the globalization of the timber industry. The history of federal policies concerning forest communities & timber production is discussed, & recent social & economic changes that are profoundly affecting forest communities are examined. Case studies of new approaches to creating jobs & wealth in forest communities are presented as well as research into the link between economic development & social & political development. Charts & tables.

Community Forestry In The United States

Autor: Mark Baker
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597268486
File Size: 62,77 MB
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Across the United States, people are developing new relationships with the forest ecosystems on which they depend, with a common goal of improving the health of the land and the well-being of their communities. Practitioners and supporters of what has come to be called community forestry are challenging current approaches to forest management as they seek to end the historical disfranchisement of communities and workers from forest management and the all-too-pervasive trends of long-term disinvestment in ecosystems and human communities that have undermined the health of both. Community Forestry in the United States is an analytically rigorous and historically informed assessment of this new movement. It examines the current state of community forestry through a grounded assessment of where it stands now and where it might go in the future. The book not only clarifies the state of the movement, but also suggests a trajectory and process for its continued development.