Wild Forests: Conservation Biology and Public Policy
Island Press, 1994 - 300 Seiten
"Wild Forests" presents a coherent review of the scientific and policy issues surrounding biological diversity in the context of contemporary public forest management. The authors examine past and current practices of forest management and provide a comprehensive overview of known and suspected threats to diversity.In addition to discussing general ecological principles, the authors evaluate specific approaches to forest management that have been proposed to ameliorate diversity losses. They present one such policy -- the Dominant Use Zoning Model incorporating an integrated network of "Diversity Maintenance Areas" -- and describe their attempts to persuade the U.S. Forest Service to adopt such a policy in Wisconsin.Drawing on experience in the field, in negotiations, and in court, the authors analyze the ways in which federal agencies are coping with the mandates of conservation biology and suggest reforms that could better address these important issues. Throughout, they argue that wild or unengineered conditions are those that are most likely to foster a return to the species richness that we once enjoyed.
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Wild Forests: Conservation Biology And Public Policy
William S. Alverson,Walter Kuhlmann,Don Waller
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1994
abundance Agency Agency's biodiversity biological diversity biologists biotic birds changes Chapter Chequamegon National Forest clearcutting communities concerns conservation biology considered deer densities distribution disturbance regimes Diversity Maintenance Areas diversity policy DMAs dominant dynamics eastern forests ecological processes ecosystems edge effects edge habitats efforts elements of diversity environmental extinction fires forest management Forest Plans Forest Service forest stands forestry fragmentation growth hectares impacts increase indicator species intensive island biogeography land management landscape Leopold levels logging losses mammals multiple multiple-use natural forest NEPA NFMA Nicolet Nicolet National Forest Noss number of species old-growth forest old-growth stands patches patterns Perspectives Pinchot's pine plant and animal populations predict proposed public forests region relatively research and monitoring reserves response scientific scientists sensitive silviculture soil subpopulations successional sustain threatened timber harvest tion tree species types U.S. Forest Service Wilderness Areas windthrow Wisconsin Wisconsin National Forests zones