Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests (Society for Ecological Restoration International Series) / Edition 1

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<p>Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests brings together practitioners and thinkers from a variety of fields—including forestry, biology, philosophy, ecology, political science, archaeology, botany, and geography—to synthesize what is known about ecological restoration in ponderosa pine forests and to consider the factors involved in developing and implementing a successful restoration effort. The book examines:<br><ul>• the overall context for restoration—ecological, social, economic, political, and philosophical<br>• how ecosystem processes such as fire, hydrology, and nutrient cycling are affected by restoration activities<br>• treatment effects on specific ecosystem components such as trees, understory plants, animals, and rare or invasive species<br>• the details of implementing restoration projects, including smoke management, the protection of cultural resources, and monitoring</ul><p>Each section is introduced with a case study that demonstrates some of the promise and pitfalls of restoration projects.<p>Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests is the second book in the series The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration from the Society for Ecological Restoration International and Island Press. <br>
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Meet the Author

Peter Friederici is associate editor at the Ecological Restoration Institute, and author of The Suburban Wild (University of Georgia Press, 1999). His articles have appeared in numerous publications including Audubon, High Country News, National Wildlife, and Chicago Wilderness. He is also editor of Earthnotes, a weekly radio show produced by Arizona Public Radio.

Gary Paul Nabhan is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University. He is the author or coauthor of more than 12 books, 65 technical journal articles, and 200 published magazine articles. Among the honors Nabhan has received are a MacArthur Fellowship, 1990-1995; Pew Scholarship for Conservation and the Environment, 1991; John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing, 1986; Lannan Literary Award, 1999; Lifetime Achievement Award from Society for Conservation Biology.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I The Context for Restoration 1
1 The "Flagstaff Model" 7
2 The Evolutionary and Historical Context 26
3 First Peoples in the Pines: Historical Ecology of Humans and Ponderosas 48
4 Ecological and Market Economics 58
5 The Governance Environment: Linking Science, Citizens, and Politics 70
6 Ecological Restoration as Thinking Like a Forest 81
Pt. II Restoring Ecosystem Functions and Processes 93
7 The Ponderosa Pine Forest Partnership: Ecology, Economics, and Community Involvement in Forest Restoration 99
8 Fuels and Fire Behavior 126
9 Soils and Nutrients 144
10 Hydrology 161
11 Assessing Landscape-Level Influences of Forest Restoration on Animal Populations 175
Pt. III Restoring and Protecting Biological Diversity 191
12 Healing the Region of Pines: Forest Restoration in Arizona's Uinkaret Mountains 197
13 Tree Health and Forest Structure 215
14 Understory Vegetation 233
15 Exotic Invasive Plants 251
16 Vertebrates 268
17 Arthropod Responses: A Functional Approach 286
18 Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species 306
Pt. IV Conducting Restoration: Practical Concerns 329
19 Community-Based Forest Restoration 335
20 Ecological Restoration in the Urban-Wildland Interface 353
21 Air Quality and Smoke Management 371
22 Restoration and Cultural Resources 387
23 Monitoring 402
24 Adaptive Management and Ecological Restoration 417
Conclusion: Key Concepts and Questions in Adaptive Ecosystem Restoration of Ponderosa Pine Forest Ecosystems 429
App. 1 Species Mentioned in Text 433
App. 2 Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Vertebrate Species in Arizona, New Mexico, South Utah, and Colorado 439
App. 3 Arizona Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration 450
App. 4 Colorado Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration 454
App. 5 Nevada Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Restoration 455
App. 6 New Mexico Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration 460
App. 7 Utah Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration 466
References 467
About the Contributors 543
Index 547
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