Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Erin Clover Kelly
    Date: 2017
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-258. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 361-370
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (383.0 KB)

    Description

    In 2013, redwood (Sequoia sempervirens (D.Don) Endl.) was listed as endangered under the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. While this listing has no political or legal consequences for the management of redwood, it could have economic consequences as land and mill owners of the redwood region have sought to link redwood to sustainable practices in the marketplace. This paper argues that the listing of redwood, however, is fundamentally flawed by the metrics of the Red List, and that the listing misses the chief conservation challenges related to redwood, which center on ecosystem functionality, not continued existence of individuals in the wild. The IUCN, which maintains the most globally comprehensive list of threatened species, and which seeks to influence conservation actions, could address this flawed listing by creating multiple lists, including a "threatened ecosystem" list.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to psw_communications@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Kelly, Erin Clover. 2017. The listing of coast redwood as endangered under the IUCN red list: lessons for conservation. In: Standiford, Richard B.; Valachovic, Yana, tech cords. Coast redwood science symposium—2016: Past successes and future direction. Proceedings of a workshop. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-258. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 361-370.

    Keywords

    conservation, endangered species, Sequoia sempervirens

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/55454