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A landscape perspective for forest restoration

July 1, 2005
Forest managers throughout the West are anxiously seeking solutions to the problem of “large crown fires” - destructive blazes atypical of many forest types in the region. These wildfires have created a crisis mentality in management that has focused on rigid prescriptions for fuels reduction, rather than the restoration of diverse, resilient, and self-regulating forest ecosystems. Now, as we shape our responses to the threat of larger and more frequent crown fires, we are in danger of missing the forest for the trees.

Publication Year 2005
Title A landscape perspective for forest restoration
Authors Thomas D. Sisk, Melissa Savage, Donald A. Falk, Craig D. Allen, Esteban Muldavin, Patrick McCarthy
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Forestry
Index ID 70176093
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center