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Although the phrase, "planting for ecosystem restoration," is of recent origin, many of the earliest large-scale tree plantings were made for what we now refer to as "'restoration" or "conservation" goals. Forest restoration activities may be needed when ecosystems are disturbed by either natural…
Author(s): Constance A. Harrington
Keywords: Planted forests, sustainability, site rehabilitation, forest restoration
Source: New Forests. 17: 175-190
Year: 1999
This proceedings presents a compilation of 20 manuscripts and five posters summarizing results of research studies and management projects conducted throughout the United States in areas with special natural resource values. Topics include the restoration of various fire dependent forest ecosystems…
Author(s): Wayne D. Shepperd, Lane G. Eskew
Keywords: silviculture, forest management, genetics, forest restoration, prescribed fire, fuels treatments, cutting methods, white pine blister rust, Fraser Experimental Forest
Source: Proceedings RMRS-P-34. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 255 p.
Year: 2004
Estimates of crown fire hazard are presented for existing forest conditions in Montana by density class, structural class, forest type, and landownership. Three hazard reduction treatments were evaluated for their effectiveness in treating historically fire-adapted forests (ponderosa pine (
Author(s): Carl E. Fiedler, Charles E. Keegan, Christopher W. Woodall, Todd A. Morgan
Keywords: Montana, wildfire, forest inventory, forest restoration, Forest Inventory and Analysis, hazard reduction, treatments, costs
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-622. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 48 p
Year: 2004
Public and private forests are in critical need of restoration by thinning small-diameter timber. If economical and value-added uses for this thinned material can be found, forest restoration costs could be offset and catastrophic wildfires would be minimized. At the same time, forestry- dependent…
Author(s): Jean Livingston
Keywords: Small-diameter timber, forest restoration, roundwood, small business
Source: Madison, WI : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 33 pages
Year: 2004
Bottomland hardwood forests of the southeastern United States have declined in extent since European settlement. Forest restoration activities over the past decade, however, have driven recent changes in land use through an intensified afforestation effort on former agricultural land. This intense…
Author(s): Emile S. Gardiner, John A. Stanturf, Callie J. Schweitzer
Keywords: forest restoration, Populus deltoides, Quercus nuttallii, regeneration, wetland forest
Source: Restoratoin Ecology Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 525-532
Year: 2004
Colorado's forests are at risk to forest health problems and catastrophic fire. Forest areas at high risk to catastrophic fire, commonly referred to as Red Zones, contain 2.4 million acres in the Colorado Front Range and 6.3 million acres Statewide. The increasing frequency, size, and intensity of…
Author(s): Dennis L. Lynch, Kurt H. Mackes
Keywords: small diameter trees, wood products, forest restoration
Source: Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-37. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.
Year: 2002
This paper describes the establishment of an interdisciplinary, large-scale ecological research project on the Goosenest Adaptive Management Area of the Klamath National Forest in northeastern California. This project is a companion to the Blacks Mountain Ecological Research Project described by…
Author(s): Martin W. Ritchie
Keywords: arthropods, bark beetles, forest health, forest management, forest restoration, passerine birds, ponderosa pine, prescribed fire, small mammals, stand development, stand structure, succession, thinning, white fir
Source: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-192: 1-128
Year: 2005
Question: Can fire be used to maintain Yellow pine (Pinus subgenus Diploxylon) stands disturbed by periodic outbreaks of southern pine beetle?Location: Southern Appalachian Mountains, USA.Methods: We used LANDIS to model vegetation disturbance and…
Author(s): J.D. Waldron, C.W. Lafon, R.N. Coulson, D.M. Cairns, M.D. Tchakerian, A. Birt, K.D. Klepzig
Keywords: Dendroctonus frontalis, Forest disturbance, forest restoration, LANDIS, landscape modeling, Pinus, vegetation dynamics
Source: Applied Vegetation Science, Vol. 10: 53-64
Year: 2007
The Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMAV) was originally forested with approximately 8.5 million ha of bottomland hardwood forests. During the past 200 years, all but approximately 2.5 million ha of these forests have been cleared and converted primarily to agriculture. However, afforestation…
Author(s): Stephen H. Schoenholtz, John A. Stanturf, James A. Allen, Callie Jo Schweitzer
Keywords: bottomland hardwood forests, forest restoration, forested wetlands, reforestation
Source: In: Ecology and Management of Bottomland Hardwood Systems: The State of Our Understanding 20 p.
Year: 1999
The USDA Forest Service broke ground on its first nursery in 1902 and since then its nurseries have adapted to many changes in scope and direction: from fire restoration to conservation, to reforestation, and back to restoration. In addition to providing a reliable source of native plant material,…
Author(s): R. Kasten Dumroese, Thomas D. Landis, James P. Barnett, Frank Burch
Keywords: nursery, forest restoration, seedlings, reforestation
Source: Journal of Forestry. 103(5): 241-247.
Year: 2005