From the Conclusions ... 'In rehabilitation projects, a first step should be to evaluate whether fine-scale processes are occurring (treefall, microtopography, logs, episodic regeneration, and sapling attainment of canopy status), then no restoration is needed at this scale. However, the stand may be at a stage of development where coarse-scale disturbances become likely. A decision needs to be made about the response if a natural event occurs (fire, windstorm, outbreak). In the case of fire, a let-burn approach is often taken where nonconsumptive outputs are most important. Similarly, recovery after an outbreak or blowdown would be through passive management. In the case of consumptive needs being important, salvage logging or thinning may be appropriate in postdisturbance stands and surrounding undisturbed forest.' © 2005 by CRC Press.