Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests

Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests

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Edited by Peter Friederici and Ecological Restoration Institute; Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan

584 pages pages | 6 X 9

Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests brings together practitioners and thinkers from a variety of fields—including forestry, biology, philosophy, ecology, political science, archaeology, botany, and geography—to synthesize what is known about ecological restoration in ponderosa pine forests and to consider the factors involved in developing and implementing a successful restoration effort. The book examines:

    • the overall context for restoration—ecological, social, economic, political, and philosophical
    • how ecosystem processes such as fire, hydrology, and nutrient cycling are affected by restoration activities
    • treatment effects on specific ecosystem components such as trees, understory plants, animals, and rare or invasive species
    • the details of implementing restoration projects, including smoke management, the protection of cultural resources, and monitoring

Each section is introduced with a case study that demonstrates some of the promise and pitfalls of restoration projects.

Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests is the second book in the series The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration from the Society for Ecological Restoration International and Island Press.

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

 

PART I. The Context for Restoration

Chapter 1. The "Flagstaff Model"

Chapter 2. The Evolutionary and Historical Context

Chapter 3. First Peoples in the Pines: Historical Ecology of Humans and Ponderosas

Chapter 4. Ecological and Market Economics

Chapter 5. The Governance Environment: Linking Science, Citizens, and Politics

Chapter 6. Ecological Restoration as Thinking Like a Forest

 

PART II. Restoring Ecosystem Functions and Processes

Chapter 7. The Ponderosa Pine Forest Partnership: Ecology, Economics, and Community Involvement in Forest Restoration

Chapter 8. Fuels and Fire Behavior

Chapter 9. Soils and Nutrients

Chapter 10. Hydrology

Chapgter 11. Assessing Landscape-Level Influences of Forest Restoration on Animal Populations

 

PART III. Restoring and Protecting Biological Diversity

Chapter 12. Healing the Region of Pines: Forest Restoration in Arizona's Uinkaret Mountains

Chapter 13. Tree Health and Forest Structure

Chapter 14. Understory Vegetation

Chapter 15. Exotic Invasive Plants

Chapter 16. Vertebrates

Chapter 17. Arthropod Responses: A Functional Approach

Chapter 18. Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species

 

PART IV. Conducting Restoration: Practical Concerns

Chapter 19. Community-Based Forest Restoration

Chapter 20. Ecological Restoration in the Urban?Wildland Interface

Chapter 21. Air Quality and Smoke Management

Chapter 22. Restoration and Cultural Resources

Chapter 23. Monitoring

Chapter 24. Adaptive Management and Ecological Restoration

 

Conclusion: Key Concepts and Questions in Adaptive Ecosystem

Restoration of Ponderosa Pine Forest Ecosystems

Appendix 1. Species Mentioned in Text

Appendix 2. Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Vertebrate Species in Arizona, New Mexico, South Utah, and Colorado

Appendix 3. Arizona Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration

Appendix 4. Colorado Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration

Appendix 5. Nevada Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration

Appendix 6. New Mexico Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration

Appendix 7. Utah Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration

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