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Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests

 Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests
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Edited by Peter Friederici; Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan; Ecological Restoration Institute; Society for Ecological Restoration International

584 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.

Contents



Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction



PART I. The Context for
Restoration

1. The “Flagstaff Model”

2. The Evolutionary and Historical Context

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

4. Ecological and Market Economics

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

6. Ecological Restoration as Thinking Like a Forest



PART II. Restoring
Ecosystem Functions and Processes

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

8. Fuels and Fire Behavior

9. Soils and Nutrients

10. Hydrology

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



PART III. Restoring and
Protecting Biological Diversity

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

13. Tree Health and Forest Structure

14. Understory Vegetation

15. Exotic Invasive Plants

16. Vertebrates

17. Arthropod Responses: A Functional Approach

18. Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species



PART IV. Conducting
Restoration: Practical Concerns

19. Community-Based Forest Restoration

20. Ecological Restoration in the Urban–Wildland Interface

21. Air Quality and Smoke Management

22. Restoration and Cultural Resources

23. Monitoring

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

References

About the contributors

Index
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