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    Author(s): Bruce R. Hull; Paul H. Gobster
    Date: 2000
    Source: Journal of Forestry. Volume 98. Issue 8. 2000. pp. 32-36
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Description

    In the past two decades, ecological restoration has moved from an obscure and scientifically suspect craft to a widely practiced and respected profession with considerable scientific knowledge and refined on-the-ground practices. Concurrently, forest restoration has become a valued skill of forestry professionals and a popular goal for forest management. Politics and conflicting human valuse, however, continue to confound and derail even some of the most well-intended efforts to restore forest ecosystems. Restoration projects exist within a social context, and they must therefore produce environmental conditions that are not just ecologically sound, but also economically feasible and socially acceptable.

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    Citation

    Hull, Bruce R.; Gobster, Paul H. 2000. Restoring forest ecosystems: the human dimension. Journal of Forestry. Volume 98. Issue 8. 2000. pp. 32-36

    Keywords

    ecological, forestry, restoration, environmental

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