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Restoring the Pacific Northwest: The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia (Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration)

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Book News Annotation:

Ecological restoration is defined by the Society for Ecological Restoration (whose Northwest chapter sponsored the conference that gave rise to this volume) as an "intentional activity that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem with respect to its health, integrity and sustainability." This work summarizes scientific research and present case studies of applications of ecological restoration in the Pacific Northwest, composed for the purposes of this work of all of the watersheds that flow to the Pacific Ocean through North America's temperate rainforest zone. Following an introduction to the region's environmental geography and history and the general principles of ecological restoration, chapters are organized according to ecosystem types--bunchgrass prairies, oak woodlands and savannas, old-growth conifer forests, riparian woodlands, freshwater wetlands, tidal wetlands, interior forests, sagebrush steppe, and mountains--and topics that cross ecosystem boundaries--urban natural areas, stream systems, landscape and watershed scale, restoring wildlife populations, managing invasive vegetation, traditional ecological knowledge and restoration practice. Each chapter summarizes the relevant knowledge and practice of ecological restoration and presents case studies.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Ecological restoration is defined by the Society for Ecological Restoration (whose Northwest chapter sponsored the conference that gave rise to this volume) as an "intentional activity that initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem with respect to its health, integrity and sustainability." This work summarizes scientific research and present case studies of applications of ecological restoration in the Pacific Northwest, composed for the purposes of this work of all of the watersheds that flow to the Pacific Ocean through North America's temperate rainforest zone. Following an introduction to the region's environmental geography and history and the general principles of ecological restoration, chapters are organized according to ecosystem types--bunchgrass prairies, oak woodlands and savannas, old-growth conifer forests, riparian woodlands, freshwater wetlands, tidal wetlands, interior forests, sagebrush steppe, and mountains--and topics that cross ecosystem boundaries--urban natural areas, stream systems, landscape and watershed scale, restoring wildlife populations, managing invasive vegetation, traditional ecological knowledge and restoration practice. Each chapter summarizes the relevant knowledge and practice of ecological restoration and presents case studies. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Dean Apostol is a landscape architect, natural resource planner, writer, and teacher who lives and works on a small farm near Portland, Oregon.

Marcia Sinclair, writer, editor, and consultant, is outreach specialist for the Willamette Partnership. She lives near Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

PART I. The Big Picture

-Northwest Environmental Geography and History

-Ecological Restoration

 

PART II. Pacific Northwest Ecosystems

-Bunchgrass Prairies

-Oak Woodlands and Savannas

-Old-Growth Conifer Forests

-Riparian Woodlands

-Freshwater Wetlands

-Tidal Wetlands

-Ponderosa Pine and Interior Forests

-Shrub Steppe

-Mountains

 

PART III. Crossing Boundaries

-Urban Natural Areas

-Stream Systems

-Landscape and Watershed Scale

-Restoring Wildlife Populations

-Managing Northwest Invasive Vegetation

-Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Restoration Practice

 

Conclusion: The Status and Future of Restoration in the Pacific Northwest

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559630771
Author:
Apostol, Dean
Publisher:
Island Press
Foreword by:
Higgs, Eric
Foreword:
Higgs, Eric
Editor:
Sinclair, Marcia
Editor:
Apostol, Dean; Sinclair, Marcia
Author:
Sinclair, Marcia
Author:
Higgs, Eric
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Northwest, pacific
Subject:
Restoration ecology
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Restoration ecology -- Northwest, Pacific.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
508
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Management
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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