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Over the past twenty years, development has perforated forests and farms in every New England state, endangering the contiguous landscapes that are the center of our local resource base, cultural heritage, and regional resilience to dramatic environmental change. This volume presents an ecologically salient call to action, grounded in the scholarship of more than a dozen of the region’s leading experts in ecology, forestry, and agriculture. The Wildlands and Woodlands vision seeks to preserve and enhance the many ecological, socioeconomic, and cultural benefits of forested landscapes for everyone in the region, from our most densely settled cities to our most heavily wooded lands. Drawing on the region’s rich history of land conservation and appealing directly to its citizens, this new vision builds a strong case for a collaborative endeavor to conserve 70 percent of the New England landscape in forest in perpetuity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450706032
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 11.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

David R. Foster is Director of the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts, and teaches ecology at Harvard University.

John D. Aber is Provost, Vice president for Academic Affairs and University Professor at the University of New Hampshire

Charlie V. Cogbill is a member of the Ecology Faculty at Sterling College

Anthony W. D'Amato is Professor of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota.

Brian M. Donahue is Professor of Environmental Studies at Brandeis University

Charles T. Driscoll is University Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering at Syracuse University

Aaron M. Ellison is Senior Ecologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University

Timothy Fahey is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University

Brian R. Hall is GIS Research Specialist at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University

Clarisse M. Hart is Outreach and Development Manager at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University.

Malcolm L. Hunter is Libra professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine, Orono

Lloyd C. Irland is a forestry consultant in Maine and has written extensively on forests and natural resources issues.

William S. Keeton is Professor of Forest Ecology, Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont

David B. Kittredge is Professor, Department of Natural Resources Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Kathy Fallon Lambert is Sustainability Manager at Dartmouth College

James Levitt is Director of The Program on Conservation innovation at the Harvard Forest, and Research Fellow, Rappaport Institute, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Rob J. Lilieholm is E. L. Giddings Professor of Forest Policy at the University of Maine, Orono

David A. Orwig is Forest Ecologist at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University

Jonathan R. Thompson is a Research Ecologist at the Smithsonian Institution Conservation Ecology Center.

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