Category: General Publications
Title: Compilation of Historical Forest Structural Characteristics across the Southern Colorado Plateau
Author: * Stoddard, M.T.
Subject: Structural dynamics, Reference conditions
Abstract: National forest planners now endorse the ecological restoration of forests adapted to frequent surface fires as a way to reduce wildfire hazards and reestablish forest health (U.S. Forest Service Planning Rule, February 10, 2011). An essential step in designing successful ecological restoration treatments for such forests requires understanding the ecological environment that existed when a forest was still resilient and healthy. These past environmental settings are referred to as reference conditions (Covington et al. 1997, Moore et al. 1999, Swetnam et al. 1999).
Type: Fact Sheet
Source: Ecological Restoration Institute Fact Sheet
Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute/NAU