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Restoring the Pacific Northwest: The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia
     

Restoring the Pacific Northwest: The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia

by Dean Apostol, Marcia Sinclair, Eric Higgs
 

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ISBN-10: 1559630787

ISBN-13: 9781559630788

Pub. Date: 09/25/2006

Publisher: Island Press

The Pacific Northwest is a global ecological "hotspot" because of its relatively healthy native ecosystems, a high degree of biodiversity, and the number and scope of restoration initiatives that have been undertaken there. Restoring the Pacific Northwest gathers and presents the best examples of state-of-the-art restoration techniques and projects. It is an

Overview

The Pacific Northwest is a global ecological "hotspot" because of its relatively healthy native ecosystems, a high degree of biodiversity, and the number and scope of restoration initiatives that have been undertaken there. Restoring the Pacific Northwest gathers and presents the best examples of state-of-the-art restoration techniques and projects. It is an encyclopedic overview that will be an invaluable reference not just for restorationists and students working in the Pacific Northwest, but for practitioners across North America and around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559630788
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Series:
Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. The Big Picture
-Northwest Environmental Geography and History
-Ecological Restoration
 
PART II. Pacific Northwest Ecosystems
-Bunchgrass Prairies
-Oak Woodlands and Savannas
-Old-Growth Conifer Forests
-Riparian Woodlands
-Freshwater Wetlands
-Tidal Wetlands
-Ponderosa Pine and Interior Forests
-Shrub Steppe
-Mountains
 
PART III. Crossing Boundaries
-Urban Natural Areas
-Stream Systems
-Landscape and Watershed Scale
-Restoring Wildlife Populations
-Managing Northwest Invasive Vegetation
-Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Restoration Practice
 
Conclusion: The Status and Future of Restoration in the Pacific Northwest

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