Island Press

2 Books found

Books

  • Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape: Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site

    Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape: Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site

    Can land degraded by centuries of agriculture be restored to something approaching its original productivity and diversity? This book tells the story of fifty years of restoration and management of the forested landscape of the Savannah River Site, a 310-square-mile tract of land in the coastal plain of South Carolina that has been closed to the public for more than five decades.Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape presents

  • Mimicking Nature`s Fire: Restoring Fire-Prone Forests in the West

    Mimicking Nature`s Fire: Restoring Fire-Prone Forests in the West

    The magnificent stands of old-growth trees that characterize the forests of western North America depend on periodic fires for their creation or survival. Deprived of that essential disturbance process eventually they die, leaving an overcrowded growth of smaller trees vulnerable to intense blazes and epidemics of insects and disease.In Mimicking Nature's Fire, forest ecologists Stephen Arno and Carl Fiedler present practical solution