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Restoring the Pacific Northwest

The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia

 Restoring the Pacific Northwest
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Edited by Dean Apostol and Marcia Sinclair; Foreword by Eric Higgs ; Society for Ecological Restoration International

506 pages | 8 x 10
The Pacific Northwest is a global ecological "hotspot" because of its relatively healthy native ecosystems, a high degree of biodiversity, and the number and scope of restoration initiatives that have been undertaken there. Restoring the Pacific Northwest gathers and presents the best examples of state-of-the-art restoration techniques and projects. It is an encyclopedic overview that will be an invaluable reference not just for restorationists and students working in the Pacific Northwest, but for practitioners across North America and around the world.
"This work summarizes scientific research and presents 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."
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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

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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

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