Category: General Publications
Title: Restoring Ecosystem Health in Ponderosa Pine Forests of the Southwest
Author: * Covington, W.W. , * Fule, P.Z. , Moore, M.M. , Hart, S.C. , Kolb, T.E. , Mast, J.N. , Sackett, S.S. , Wagner, M.R.
Subject: Ecological Restoration, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Abstract: A major stumbling block to ecosystem management is the lack of healthy ecosystems to serve as points of comparison. Aldo Leopold recognized this problem and suggested using ecological restoration techniques to reconstruct reasonable approximations of naturally functioning ecosystems. We have initiated an integrated set of research projects designed to accomplish this goal and in the process determine ecosystem health attributes for a southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystem.
Source: Journal of Forestry
Publisher: Society of American Foresters, http://www.safnet.org/