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Forest management and biochar for continued ecosystem services


Carlos Rodriguez Franco
James Archuleta



Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station


Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 77(4): 60A-64A.


New approaches to managing climate change uncertainty rely on integrating innovative forest management practices with adaptive management techniques and robust decision-support strategies. Forest management alternatives for a changing climate can enhance ecosystem health and sustainability while ensuring the flow of ecosystem services, such as water, wildlife, biodiversity, recreation, and ecosystem resilience. Ideally, these methods will help reverse the decline in ecosystem function from associated ecological disturbances, such as drought, wildfire, insects, diseases, or invasive species. Forests are important because they are a source for food, fiber, medicine, water, and biofuels for more than one billion people. In addition, forests protect soil and water quality, host more than three-quarters of terrestrial biodiversity, and help combat climate change impacts (FAO 2020).


Franco, Carlos Rodriguez; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Archuleta, James. 2022. Forest management and biochar for continued ecosystem services. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 77(4): 60A-64A.


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