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The Once and Future Forest : A Guide To Forest Restoration Strategies - Leslie Sauer

The Once and Future Forest

A Guide To Forest Restoration Strategies

By: Leslie Sauer, Ian L. McHarg (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st February 1998
ISBN: 9781559635530
Number Of Pages: 400

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Developed by the pioneering landscape design firm of Andropogon Associates, world-renowned for their innovative approach to integrating environmental protection and restoration with landscape architecture and design, The Once and Future Forest is a guidebook for restoring and managing natural landscapes. Focusing on remnant forest systems, it describes methods of restoring and linking forest fragments to recreate a whole landscape fabric.The book begins by explaining the history and current situation of forest ecosystems in the eastern United States. Following that is an in-depth examination of the restoration process, with thorough descriptions of ecological strategies for landscape management along with specific examples of how those strategies have been implemented in various sites around the country. The final section provides hands-on information about the many specific details that must be considered when initiating and implementing a restoration program. All aspects of the restoration process are considered, including: Water -- opportunities for increasing infiltration, reducing pollutants, promoting habitat values Ground -- methods of protecting existing vegetation, removing fill, rebuilding soils Plants -- strategies and procedures for planting, maintenance, propagation Wildlife -- guidelines for preserving wildlife resources, management techniques to favor selected specie.The Once and Future Forest presents a comprehensive approach to assessing sites, detailed guidelines for determining management goals, and a thorough overview of appropriate management and restoration techniques. It is an important guide for professional planners and landscape architects, government agency personnel at all levels, land managers, scientists involved in restoration work, and citizen activists who wish to do something constructive about our deteriorating forest patches.

Introduction: Making a Habit of Restoration
The Forest Today
A Landscape Overviewp. 3
The Once and Future Forestp. 9
Fragmentationp. 15
Succession and Recruitmentp. 23
Water Systemsp. 37
Terrain Modificationp. 45
Invasive Exoticsp. 49
Opportunistic Nativesp. 59
Wildlife Impactsp. 63
Use, Misuse, and Mismanagementp. 69
Atmospheric Changep. 77
The Restoration Process
Restoration in Theory and Practicep. 89
Community-Based Education, Planning, and Monitoringp. 95
Restoration at the Macro Levelp. 109
Managing with Successionp. 119
Restoring Natural Water Systemsp. 131
Soil as a Living Systemp. 149
Plants for Restorationp. 165
Living with Wildlifep. 177
The North Woods of Central Parkp. 195
Management Manual
Monitoring and Managementp. 213
Ground Stabilization and Soil Buildingp. 233
Controlling Invasivesp. 273
Plantingp. 297
Meadow Managementp. 325
Afterwordp. 349
Sources Citedp. 353
Species Listp. 361
Invasive Exotics in the Northeastp. 365
Creditsp. 367
Indexp. 371
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ISBN: 9781559635530
ISBN-10: 1559635533
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st February 1998
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.5  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2