Incorporating disturbance into forest restoration
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Susan W. Beatty ; Bronwyn S. Owen
Editor(s): J. A. Stanturf ; P. Madsen
Publication Year: 2005

Cataloging Information

  • catastrophic fires
  • Colorado
  • deciduous forests
  • Dendroctonus rufipennis
  • disturbance
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • hardwood forests
  • insects
  • logging
  • plant diseases
  • post fire recovery
  • salvage
  • spruce beetle
  • subalpine forests
  • thinning
  • wildfires
  • windthrows
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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.

Beatty, S. W., and B. S. Owen. 2005. Incorporating disturbance into forest restoration, in JA Stanturf and P Madsen eds., Restoration of boreal and temperate forests. Boca Raton, FL, CRC Press, Integrative studies in water management and land development, p. 61-76.