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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

Date: 2005

Type: Journal

Source: Journal of Forestry

Identifier: 319-320

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

Format: PDF

Language: English