The Once and Future Forest: A Guide To Forest Restoration Strategies (Google eBook)

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Island Press, Feb 1, 1998 - Nature - 400 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

A Landscape Overview
3
The Once and Future Forest
9
Fragmentation
15
Succession and Recruitment
27
Water Systems
37
Terrain Modification
45
Invasive Exotics
49
Opportunistic Natives
59
CommunityBased Education Planning and Monitoring
95
Restoration at the Macro Level
109
Managing with Succession
121
Restoring Natural Water Systems
131
Soil as a Living System
149
Plants for Restoration
165
Living with Wildlife
177
The North Woods of Central Park
195

Wildlife Impacts
63
Use Misuse and Mismanagement
71
Atmospheric Change
77
THE RESTORATION PROCESS
87
Restoration in Theory and Practice
89
MANAGEMENT MANUAL
212
Afterword
349
Species List
361
Credits
367
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Page xii - Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania; John C.

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About the author (1998)

Leslie Jones Sauer is principal and landscape architect with Andropogon Associates, Ltd., based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

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