Old Growth in a New World: A Pacific Northwest Icon by Thomas A. Spies,Sally L. Duncan

By Thomas A. Spies,Sally L. Duncan

Old-growth forests characterize a lofty excellent up to an ecosystem—an icon of unspoiled nature, ecological balance, and pristine habitat. those iconic notions have actively altered the way in which society pertains to old-growth forests, catalyzing significant alterations in coverage and administration. yet how acceptable are these alterations and the way good do they honestly serve in achieving conservation goals?

Old progress in a brand new World untangles the complexities of the previous progress suggestion and the parallel complexity of old-growth coverage and administration. It brings jointly greater than dozen contributors—ecologists, economists, sociologists, managers, historians, silviculturists, environmentalists, trees manufacturers, and philosophers—to provide a huge suite of views on alterations that experience happened within the valuing and administration of old-growth forests within the Pacific Northwest during the last thirty years. The book

• introduces the problems and historical past of old-growth values and conservation within the Pacific Northwest;

• explores outdated development during the principles of best ecologists and social scientists;

• addresses the consequences for the longer term administration of old-growth forests and considers how evolving technological know-how and social wisdom could be used to extend conservation effectiveness.

By confronting the complexity of the old-growth thought and linked coverage and administration demanding situations, Old development in a brand new World encourages effective dialogue at the way forward for previous progress within the Pacific Northwest and gives concepts for more advantageous ways to holding woodland biodiversity.

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