Eastern Old-Growth Forests: Prospects for Rediscovery and Recovery

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Overview

<p>Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value-both ecological and cultural- and make recommendations for its preservation.<p>The book provides a thorough over-view of the importance of old growth in the East including its extent, qualities, and role in wildlands restoration. It will serve a vital role in furthering preservation efforts by making eastern old-growth issues better known and understood.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559634090
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 383
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 Definitions and History 3
Ch. 2 Extent and Location 18
Ch. 3 Using Lichens to Assess Ecological Continuity in Northeastern Forests 35
Ch. 4 Biodiversity in the Herbaceous Layer and Salamanders in Appalachian Primary Forests 49
Ch. 5 The Importance of Old Growth to Carnivores in Eastern Deciduous Forests 65
Ch. 6 Functional Roles of Eastern Old Growth in Promoting Forest Bird Diversity 76
Ch. 7 Old-Growth Spirituality 89
Ch. 8 Old-Growth Forests: A Native American Perspective 101
Ch. 9 Black Growth and Fiddlebutts: The Nature of Old-Growth Red Spruce 113
Ch. 10 Old-Growth Forests of Southern New England, New York, and Pennsylvania 126
Ch. 11 Old Growth in the Great Lakes Region 144
Ch. 12 Central Mesophytic Forests 161
Ch. 13 Old-Growth Oak and Oak-Hickory Forests 178
Ch. 14 Old Growth in Southeastern Wetlands 199
Ch. 15 Longleaf Pine Forest, Going, Going,... 210
Ch. 16 Identification and Protection of Old Growth on State-Owned Land in Minnesota 233
Ch. 17 National Forests in the Eastern Region: Land Allocation and Planning for Old Growth 245
Ch. 18 The Nature Conservancy's Preservation of Old Growth 274
Ch. 19 Cook Forest State Park: Reflections of a Preservationist 284
Ch. 20 Landscape Heterogeneity of Hemlock-Hardwood Forest in Northern Michigan 291
Ch. 21 The Restoration of Old Growth: Why and How 305
Ch. 22 Tree Rings and Ancient Forest History 321
Ch. 23 How Much Old Growth Is Enough? 344
Afterword: Future Old Growth 359
Glossary 365
Contributors 369
Index 375
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