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Synopsis:

Old growth forests represent a lofty ideal as much as an ecosystem an icon of unspoiled nature, ecological stability, and pristine habitat. These iconic notions have actively altered the way society relates to old growth forests, catalyzing major changes in policy and management. But how appropriate are those changes and how well do they really serve in reaching conservation goals?

Old Growth in a New World untangles the complexities of the old growth concept and the parallel complexity of old growth policy and management. It brings together more than two dozen contributors: ecologists, economists, sociologists, managers, historians, silviculturists, environmentalists, timber producers, and philosophers to offer a broad suite of perspectives on changes that have occurred in the valuing and management of old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest over the past thirty years. The book

• introduces the issues and history of old growth values and conservation in the Pacific Northwest;
• explores old growth through the ideas of leading ecologists and social scientists;
• addresses the implications for the future management of old growth forests and considers how evolving science and social knowledge might be used to increase conservation effectiveness.

By confronting the complexity of the old growth concept and associated policy and management challenges, Old Growth in a New World encourages productive discussion on the future of old growth in the Pacific Northwest and offers options for more effective approaches to conserving forest biodiversity.

Synopsis:

Old Growth in a New World untangles the complexities of the old growth concept and the parallel complexity of old-growth policy and management. It brings together more than two dozen contributors—ecologists, economists, sociologists, managers, historians, silviculturists, environmentalists, timber producers, and philosophers—to offer a broad suite of perspectives on changes that have occurred in the valuing and management of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest over the past thirty years.

About the Author

Thomas A. Spies is a forest ecologist and team leader in the Ecosystem Processes program at the Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, in Corvallis, Oregon. Sally L. Duncan is policy research director for the Institute for Natural Resources at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

 

PART I. Introduction and History

Chapter 1. Searching for Old Growth \ Thomas A. Spies and Sally I. Duncan

Chapter 2.  Historical Context of Old-Growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest—Policy, Practices, and Competing Worldviews \ K. Norman Johnson and Frederick J. Swanson

 

PART II. Exploring Old Growth Through Ecological and Social Sciences

Chapter 3. Science of Old Growth, or a Journey into Wonderland \ Thomas A. Spies

Chapter 4. Old-Growth Forest as Wildlife Habitat \ Barry R. Noon

Chapter 5. Maintaining Biodiversity in Managed Forests \ Andrew B. Carey

Chapter 6. Fish and Old-Growth Forests \ Gordon H. Reeves and Peter A. Bisson

Chapter 7. Contribution of Old-Growth Timber to REgional Economies in the Pacific Northwest \ Richard W. Haynes

Chapter 8. Sacred Trees \ Robert G. Lee

Chapter 9. Old Growth and a New Nature: Ambivalence \ Jim Proctor

Chapter 10. Common Sense Versus Symbolism: The Case for Public Involvement in the Old-Growth Debate \ Brent S. Steel

 

PART III. Values, Conflicts, and a path Toward Resulution

Chapter 11. Starting the Fight and Finishing the Job \ Andy Kerr

Chapter 12. A Private-Lands and State-Lands Perspective \ Howard Sohn

Chapter 13. Getting from "No" to "Yes": A Conservationist's Perspective \ Rick Brown

Chapter 14. Old Growth: Failures of the Past and Hope for the Future \ Ross Mickey

Chapter 15. In the Shadow of the Cedars: Spiritual Values of Old-Growth Forests \ Kathleen Dean Moore

Chapter 16. Old Growth: Evolution of an Intractable Conflict \ Julia M. Wondolleck

 

PART IV. The Challenges of Change—New Worlds for Old Growth

Chapter 17. Increasing Difficulty of Active Management on National Forests—Problems and Solutions \ Jack Ward Thomas

Chapter 18. Is Adaptive Management Too Risky for Old-Growth Forests? \ George H. Stankey

Chapter 19. Nontimber Economic Values of Old-Growth Forests: What Are They, and How Do We Preserve Them? \ John Loomis

Chapter 20. Regional Conservation of Old-Growth Forests in a Changing World: A Global and Temporal Perspective \ Hal Salwasser

Chapter 21. Moving Science and Immovable Values: Clumsy Solutions for Old-Growth Forests \  Denise Lach

 

PART V. Managing an Icon

Chapter 22. Conserving Old-Growth Forests and Attributes: Reservation, Restoration, and Resilience \ Jerry F. Franklin

Chapter 23. Managing Young Stands to Develop Old-Growth Characteristics \ Jahn Tappeiner

Chapter 24. Managing Forest Landscapes and Sustaining Old Growth \ Chadwick Dearing Oliver

Chapter 25. Unexplored Potential of Northwest Forests \ Bettina von Hagen

 

PART VI. Synthesis

Chapter 26. Old Growth in a New World: A Synthesis \ Sally L. Duncan, Denise Lach, and Thomas A. Spies

Chapter 27. Conserving Old Growth in a New World \ Thomas A. Spies, Sally L. Duncan, K. Norman Johnson, Frederick J. Swanson, and Denise Lach

 

Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597264105
Author:
Spies, Thomas A.
Publisher:
Island Press
Editor:
Spies, Thomas A.; Duncan, Sally L.
Editor:
Duncan, Sally L.
Author:
Duncan, Sally L.
Subject:
SCI088000
Subject:
OLD GROWTH FORESTS
Subject:
Northwest, pacific
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biological Diversity
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Forest Ecology
Subject:
Agriculture - Forestry
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Old growth forests -- Northwest, Pacific.
Subject:
Old growth forest conservation.
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Old growth forests represent a lofty ideal as much as an ecosystem an icon of unspoiled nature, ecological stability, and pristine habitat. These iconic notions have actively altered the way society relates to old growth forests, catalyzing major changes in policy and management. But how appropriate are those changes and how well do they really serve in reaching conservation goals?

Old Growth in a New World untangles the complexities of the old growth concept and the parallel complexity of old growth policy and management. It brings together more than two dozen contributors: ecologists, economists, sociologists, managers, historians, silviculturists, environmentalists, timber producers, and philosophers to offer a broad suite of perspectives on changes that have occurred in the valuing and management of old growth forests in the Pacific Northwest over the past thirty years. The book

• introduces the issues and history of old growth values and conservation in the Pacific Northwest;
• explores old growth through the ideas of leading ecologists and social scientists;
• addresses the implications for the future management of old growth forests and considers how evolving science and social knowledge might be used to increase conservation effectiveness.

By confronting the complexity of the old growth concept and associated policy and management challenges, Old Growth in a New World encourages productive discussion on the future of old growth in the Pacific Northwest and offers options for more effective approaches to conserving forest biodiversity.
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Old Growth in a New World untangles the complexities of the old growth concept and the parallel complexity of old-growth policy and management. It brings together more than two dozen contributors—ecologists, economists, sociologists, managers, historians, silviculturists, environmentalists, timber producers, and philosophers—to offer a broad suite of perspectives on changes that have occurred in the valuing and management of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest over the past thirty years.
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