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People, Forests, and Change, Lessons from the Pacific Northwest, edited by Deanne H. Olson, Beatrice Van Horne

People, Forests, and Change, Lessons from the Pacific Northwest, edited by Deanne H. Olson, Beatrice Van Horne
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
People, Forests, and Change
electronic resource
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
edited by Deanne H. Olson, Beatrice Van Horne
Sub title
Lessons from the Pacific Northwest
We owe much of our economic prosperity to the vast forested landscapes that cover the earth. The timber we use to build our homes, the water we drink, and the oxygen in the air we breathe come from the complex forested ecosystem that many of us take for granted. As urban boundaries expand and rural landscapes are developed, forests are under more pressure than ever. It is time to forgo the thinking that forests can be managed outside of human influence, and shift instead to management strategies that consider humans to be part of the forest ecosystem. Only then can we realistically plan for coexisting and sustainable forests and human communities in the future. In this volume, the editors  63, 63, 0.85); font-family: Verdana, "Verdana Ref", Corbel, "Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Lucida Sans", "DejaVu Sans", "Bitstream Vera Sans", "Liberation Sans", sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">have assembled an expert panel of social and forest scientists to consider the nature of forests in flux and how to best balance the needs of forests and the rural communities closely tied to them. The book considers the temperate moist-coniferous forests of the US Pacific Northwest, but many of the concepts apply broadly to challenges in forest management in other regions and countries.  In the US northwest, forest ecosystem management has been underway for two decades, and key lessons are emerging. The text is divided into four parts that set the stage for forests and rural forest economies, describe dynamic forest systems at work, consider new science in forest ecology and management, and ponder the future for these coniferous forests under different scenarios. This book brings together ideas grounded in science for policy makers, forest and natural resource managers, students, and conservationists who wish to understand how to manage forests conscientiously to assure their long-term viability and that of human communities who depend on them
Table Of Contents
Introduction : the human-forest ecosystem / Deanna H. Olson, Beatrice Van Horne, Bernard T. Bormann, Paul D Anderson, and Richard W. Haynes -- Setting the stage : vegetation ecology and dynamics / Jerry F. Franklin, Thomas A. Spies, and Frederick J. Swanson -- People and forest plants / Susan Stevens Hummel and Jane E. Smith -- Wood-products markets, communities, and regional economies / Richard W. Haynes, Claire A. Montgomery, and Susan J. Alexander -- An ecosystem services framework / Dale J. Blahna, Stanley T. Asah, and Robert L. Deal -- Ecosystem services with diverse forest landowners / Robert L. Deal, Paul E. Hennon, David V. D'Amore, Raymond J. Davis, Jane E. Smith, and Eini C. Lowell -- Patterns of change across the forested landscape / Raymond J. Davis, Andrew N. Gray, John B. Kim, and Warren B. Cohen -- Learning to learn : the best available science of adaptive management / Bernard T. Bormann, Byron K. Williams, and Teodora Minkova -- The emergence of watershed and forest collaboratives / Rebecca L. Flitcroft, Lee K. Cerveny, Bernard T. Bormann, Jane E. Smith, Stanley T. Asah, and A. Paige Fischer -- Silviculture for diverse objectives / Paul D. Anderson and Klaus J. Puettmann -- Long-term forest productivity / Bernard T. Bormann, Steven S. Perakis, Robyn L. Darbyshire, and Jeff Hatten -- Managing carbon in the forest sector / Mark E. Harmon and John L Campbell -- Biodiversity / Deanna H. Olson, Brooke E. Penaluna, Bruce G. Marcot, Martin G. Raphael, and Keith B. Aubry -- Aquatic-riparian systems / Deanna H. Olson, Sherri L. Johnson, Paul D. Anderson, Brooke E. Penaluna, and Jason B. Dunham -- Watersheds and landscapes / Gordon H. Reeves and Thomas A. Spies -- Climate-smart approaches to managing forests / John B. Kim, Bruce G. Marcot, Deanna H. Olson, Beatrice Van Horne, Julie A. Vano, Michael S. Hand, Leo A. Salas, Michael J. Case, Paul E. Hennon, and David V. D'Amore -- Next-generation products and greenhouse gas implications / Eini C. Lowell, Vikram Yadama, Laurence R. Schimleck, and Kenneth E. Skog -- Enhancing public trust in federal forest management / Michael Paul Nelson, Hannah Gosnell, Dana R. Warren, Chelsea Batavia, Matthew G. Betts, Julia I. Burton, Emily Jane Davis, Mark Schulze, Catalina Segura, Cheryl Ann Friesen, and Steven S. Perakis -- The future of human-forest ecosystem sustainability / Deanna H. Olson, Beatrice Van Horne, Bernard T. Bormann, Robert L. Deal, and Thomas H. DeLuca -- Visions : 20 years hence / Beatrice Van Horne, Deanna H. Olson, and Thomas Maness