Category: General Publications
Title: Comparing Wilderness Restoration and Fire Policy in Three Federal Agencies - Variations on a Theme in Northern Arizona
Author: Ostergren, D.M.
Subject: Ecological Restoration, Policy, Law
Abstract: Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or destroyed. Ideally, in North America a restored ecosystem contains a self-sustaining complement of species composition, structure and function which, as nearly as possible, reflect conditions as if Euro-Americans had not manipulated the system. Fire is one of the most significant processes to influence southwestern ecosystems so, to address restoration, government agencies must address fire.
Source: Journal of Land, Resources, and Environmental Law