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Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Regina K. Vance; Carleton B. Edminster; W. Wallace Covington; Julie A. Blake
Compiler(s): Regina K. Vance; Carleton B. Edminster; W. Wallace Covington; Julie A. Blake
Publication Date: 2000

This volume is divided into three sections: (1) Ecological, Biological, and Physical Science; (2) Social and Cultural; and (3) Economics and Utilization. Effective ecological restoration requires a combination of science and management. The authors of the first section exemplified this integration in the course of addressing a broad range of topics, from detailed microcite and small-scale changes in fungal, plant, and animal communities, up through landscape, regional, and subcontinental scales. Although the themes were diverse, papers were linked by underscoring the relationship between restorative management actions and ecological effects. Social sciences play a key role in ecosystem restoration because collaboration, development of common goals, and political and economic feasibility are essential for success. The authors of the second section focused on public attitudes, partnerships, and the relationship between social and ecological factors. In the third section, the economics and utilization of products from forest restoration were compared in several Western locations. Both the markets for these products and the range of utilization opportunities -- from small-diameter logs to energy creation -- will surely evolve rapidly as society moves to address the fire hazards and other problems caused by stressed and weakened ecosystems. The turn of the century is an appropriate point to capture dramatic changes in perspective: consider how attitures toward Western forests have evolved between 1900 and 2000. The papers in this volume chronicle adaptive research that continues to deepen our understanding of restoration in ecosystems and social systems.

Citation: Vance, R. K., C. B. Edminster, W. W. Covington, and J. A. Blake. 2000. Ponderosa pine ecosystems restoration and conservation: steps toward stewardship, in Vance, R. K., Edminster, C. B., Covington, W. W., and Blake, J. A., Ponderosa pine ecosystems restoration and conservation: steps toward stewardship. Flagstaff, AZ. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Reseasch Station,Ogden, UT.Proceedings RMRS-P-22.

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Regions:
Alaska    California    Eastern    Great Basin    Hawaii    Northern Rockies    Northwest    Rocky Mountain    Southern    Southwest    National
Keywords:
  • Arizona
  • artificial regeneration
  • Colorado
  • coniferous forests
  • conservation
  • conservation
  • cost effectiveness analysis
  • crowns
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • ecosystem management
  • energy
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • fungi
  • grasslands
  • grazing
  • insects
  • landscape ecology
  • landscape management
  • livestock
  • low intensity burns
  • montane forests
  • mortality
  • mycorrhiza
  • national parks
  • old growth forests
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • plant communities
  • ponderosa pine
  • regeneration
  • succession
  • thinning
  • watershed management
  • watersheds
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21456Location Status: In-fileCall Number: A13.151/5:RMRS-P-22Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission
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FRAMES Record Number: 45851

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