A Critique of Silviculture
Managing for Complexity

The discipline of silviculture is at a crossroads. Silviculturists are under increasing pressure to develop practices that sustain the full function and dynamics of forested ecosystems and maintain ecosystem diversity and resilience while still...

208 pages
6 x 9
1 photo, 13 illustrations

Mediterranean mountains in a changing world
Guidelines for Developing Action Plans

Pedro Regato and Rami Salman

This report is currently available in an electronic format only. To view the report and others published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), please visit IUCN's website. ...

88 pages
11.6 x 8.1

Old Growth in a New World
A Pacific Northwest Icon Reexamined

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...

360 pages
6 x 9

Conservation for a New Generation
Redefining Natural Resources Management

In hundreds of watersheds and communities across the United States, conservation is being reinvented and invigorated by collaborative efforts between federal, state, and local governments working with nongovernmental organizations and private...

336 pages
6 x 9
9 photos, 7 illustrations

Applying the ecosystem approach in Latin America
This report is currently available in an electronic format only. To view the report and others published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), please visit IUCN's website. This...

106 pages

The State of the Nation's Ecosystems 2008
Measuring the Land, Waters, and Living Resources of The United States

Revised and updated periodically, The State of the Nation’s Ecosystems is widely recognized as America’s most comprehensive report on the condition of our lands, waters, and living resources. Like the acclaimed first edition, this...

368 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 29 photos, 161 illustrations

Wildlife and Society
The Science of Human Dimensions

Winner of The Wildlife Society's 2009 Wildlife Publication Award for outstanding edited book   As human populations around the world continue to expand, reconciling nature conservation with human needs and aspirations is imperative. The...

368 pages
6 x 9

Ideas for groundwater management

Simon Chevalking, Lenneke Knoop, and Frank Van Steenbergen

Groundwater is the earth’s largest accessible store of fresh water. The volume is almost 100 times that of surface water. In recent decades use of groundwater has grown exponentially. Over 2 billion people depend on it for their daily...


6.6 x 9.9

Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration
Five Case Studies from the United States

Edited by Mary Doyle and Cynthia Drew

Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration presents case studies of five of the most noteworthy large-scale restoration projects in the United States: Chesapeake Bay, the Everglades, California Bay Delta, the Platte River Basin, and the Upper Mississippi...

340 pages
6 x 9

Salvage Logging and Its Ecological Consequences

Salvage logging—removing trees from a forested area in the wake of a catastrophic event such as a wildfire or hurricane—is highly controversial. Policymakers and those with an economic interest in harvesting trees typically argue that...

246 pages
6 x 9

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