Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests: A Sourcebook for Research and Application

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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

PART I. The Context for Restoration
Chapter 1. The "Flagstaff Model"
Chapter 2. The Evolutionary and Historical Context
Chapter 3. First Peoples in the Pines: Historical Ecology of Humans and Ponderosas
Chapter 4. Ecological and Market Economics
Chapter 5. The Governance Environment: Linking Science, Citizens, and Politics
Chapter 6. Ecological Restoration as Thinking Like a Forest
PART II. Restoring Ecosystem Functions and Processes
Chapter 7. The Ponderosa Pine Forest Partnership: Ecology, Economics, and Community Involvement in Forest Restoration
Chapter 8. Fuels and Fire Behavior
Chapter 9. Soils and Nutrients
Chapter 10. Hydrology
Chapgter 11. Assessing Landscape-Level Influences of Forest Restoration on Animal Populations
PART III. Restoring and Protecting Biological Diversity
Chapter 12. Healing the Region of Pines: Forest Restoration in Arizona's Uinkaret Mountains
Chapter 13. Tree Health and Forest Structure
Chapter 14. Understory Vegetation
Chapter 15. Exotic Invasive Plants
Chapter 16. Vertebrates
Chapter 17. Arthropod Responses: A Functional Approach
Chapter 18. Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Species
PART IV. Conducting Restoration: Practical Concerns
Chapter 19. Community-Based Forest Restoration
Chapter 20. Ecological Restoration in the Urban–Wildland Interface
Chapter 21. Air Quality and Smoke Management
Chapter 22. Restoration and Cultural Resources
Chapter 23. Monitoring
Chapter 24. Adaptive Management and Ecological Restoration
Conclusion: Key Concepts and Questions in Adaptive Ecosystem
Restoration of Ponderosa Pine Forest Ecosystems
Appendix 1. Species Mentioned in Text
Appendix 2. Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Vertebrate Species in Arizona, New Mexico, South Utah, and Colorado
Appendix 3. Arizona Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration
Appendix 4. Colorado Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration
Appendix 5. Nevada Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration
Appendix 6. New Mexico Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration
Appendix 7. Utah Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive Plants Potentially Affected by Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration
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