Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Framework for Moist Temperate Forest Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Deanna H. Olson, Beatrice Van Horne, Bernard T. Bormann, Paul D. Anderson, Richard W. Haynes
      Pages 3-15
    3. Jerry F. Franklin, Thomas A. Spies, Frederick J. Swanson
      Pages 16-32
    4. Susan Stevens Hummel, Jane E. Smith
      Pages 33-46
    5. Richard W. Haynes, Claire A. Montgomery, Susan J. Alexander
      Pages 47-61
    6. Dale J. Blahna, Stanley T. Asah, Robert L. Deal
      Pages 62-75
  3. Dynamic Systems as a New Paradigm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-78
    2. Robert L. Deal, Paul E. Hennon, David V. D’Amore, Raymond J. Davis, Jane E. Smith, Eini C. Lowell
      Pages 79-90
    3. Raymond J. Davis, Andrew N. Gray, John B. Kim, Warren B. Cohen
      Pages 91-101
    4. Bernard T. Bormann, Byron K. Williams, Teodora Minkova
      Pages 102-115
    5. Rebecca L. Flitcroft, Lee K. Cerveny, Bernard T. Bormann, Jane E. Smith, Stanley T. Asah, A. Paige Fischer
      Pages 116-130
  4. Science-Based Management: How Has New Science Shaped Our Thinking?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-132
    2. Paul D. Anderson, Klaus J. Puettmann
      Pages 133-148
    3. Bernard T. Bormann, Steven S. Perakis, Robyn L. Darbyshire, Jeff Hatten
      Pages 149-160
    4. Mark E. Harmon, John L. Campbell
      Pages 161-173
    5. Deanna H. Olson, Brooke E. Penaluna, Bruce G. Marcot, Martin G. Raphael, Keith B. Aubry
      Pages 174-190
    6. Deanna H. Olson, Sherri L. Johnson, Paul D. Anderson, Brooke E. Penaluna, Jason B. Dunham
      Pages 191-206
    7. Gordon H. Reeves, Thomas A. Spies
      Pages 207-222
  5. Alternative Futures for Coniferous Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-224
    2. John B. Kim, Bruce G. Marcot, Deanna H. Olson, Beatrice Van Horne, Julie A. Vano, Michael S. Hand et al.
      Pages 225-242
    3. Eini C. Lowell, Vikram Yadama, Laurence R. Schimleck, Kenneth E. Skog
      Pages 243-258
    4. Michael Paul Nelson, Hannah Gosnell, Dana R. Warren, Chelsea Batavia, Matthew G. Betts, Julia I. Burton et al.
      Pages 259-274
    5. Deanna H. Olson, Beatrice Van Horne, Bernard T. Bormann, Robert L. Deal, Thomas H. DeLuca
      Pages 275-290
    6. Beatrice Van Horne, Deanna H. Olson, Thomas Maness
      Pages 291-303
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-331

About this book


We owe much of our economic prosperity to the vast forested landscapes that cover the earth. The timber we use to build our homes, the water we drink, and the oxygen in the air we breathe come from the complex forested ecosystem that many of us take for granted. As urban boundaries expand and rural landscapes are developed, forests are under more pressure than ever. It is time to forgo the thinking that forests can be managed outside of human influence, and shift instead to management strategies that consider humans to be part of the forest ecosystem. Only then can we realistically plan for coexisting and sustainable forests and human communities in the future.
In this volume, the editors  63, 63, 0.85); font-family: Verdana, "Verdana Ref", Corbel, "Lucida Grande", "Lucida Sans Unicode", "Lucida Sans", "DejaVu Sans", "Bitstream Vera Sans", "Liberation Sans", sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px;">have assembled an expert panel of social and forest scientists to consider the nature of forests in flux and how to best balance the needs of forests and the rural communities closely tied to them. The book considers the temperate moist-coniferous forests of the US Pacific Northwest, but many of the concepts apply broadly to challenges in forest management in other regions and countries.  In the US northwest, forest ecosystem management has been underway for two decades, and key lessons are emerging. The text is divided into four parts that set the stage for forests and rural forest economies, describe dynamic forest systems at work, consider new science in forest ecology and management, and ponder the future for these coniferous forests under different scenarios.

This book brings together ideas grounded in science for policy makers, forest and natural resource managers, students, and conservationists who wish to understand how to manage forests conscientiously to assure their long-term viability and that of human communities who depend on them.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Deanne H. Olson
    • 1
  • Beatrice Van Horne
    • 1
  1. 1.Pacific Northwest Research StationUSDA Forest ServiceCorvallisUSA

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