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Old Growth in a New World

A Pacific Northwest Icon Reexamined

 Old Growth in a New World
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Edited by Thomas A. Spies and Sally L. Duncan

360 pages | 6 x 9
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.

"Readers will find this a very informative and enjoyable synthesis of the concepts that have evolved regarding Pacific Northwest old-growth forests."
 
-- D. L. Richter, Michigan Technological University
D. L. Richter, Choice


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 RESOLUTION

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

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