Island Press

3 Books found

Books

  • Conservation Across Borders

    Conservation Across Borders

    Conservationists have long been aware that political boundaries rarely coincide with natural boundaries. From the establishment of early 'peace parks' to the designation of continental migratory pathways, a wide range of transborder mechanisms to protect biodiversity have been established by conservationists in both the public and private sectors. Conservation Across Borders presents a broad overview of the history of transboundary

  • Nature`s Restoration

    Nature`s Restoration

    Across America and around the world, people are working to help nature heal itself. In Bermuda, a man single-handedly grows thousands of trees on a small island to restore nesting habitat for a rare seabird. In Illinois, legions of volunteers replant prairies in the shadows of freeways. In Virginia, a farmer works to bring back the mighty American chestnut. What drives these individuals? How did their passions come about, and what a

  • 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