Category: Ecological Research
Title: A Landscape Perspective for Forest Restoration
Author: Sisk, T.D. , Savage, M. , Falk, D.A. , Allen, C.D. , Muldavin, E.H. , McCarthy, P.
Subject: Landscape level, Overstory, Fire behavior
Abstract: Forest managers throughout the West are anxiously seeking solutions to the problem of ?large crown fires??destructive blazes atypical of many forest types in the region. These wildfires have created a crisis mentality in management that has focused on rigid prescriptions for fuels reduction, rather than the restoration of diverse, resilient, and self-regulating forest ecosystems. Now, as we shape our responses to the threat of larger and more frequent crown fires, we are in danger of missing the forest for the trees. If we are to solve the problem of destructive crown fires
Source: Journal of Forestry
Publisher: Society of American Foresters