Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest [2 ed.] 1559630167, 9781559630160

Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest provides a global context for what is happening in the Pacific Northwest, analy

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Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest [2 ed.]
 1559630167, 9781559630160

Table of contents :
Contents
List of Contributed Essays
List of Photographs
Preface
Foreword
Chapter I. Ancient Forests: Global Resource, Global Concern
The Problem
The Focus
A Note to the Reader
Chapter II. The Forests of the Pacific Northwest
Biological Uniqueness
Human Impacts: A Historical Perspective
Chapter III. The Keys to Understanding
Succession: Forest Birth and Rebirth
Dead Trees: The Life of the Forest
The Definition of Old-Growth
Chapter IV. The Biological Values of Ancient Forests, Part 1
Biological Diversity
Species Diversity
Chapter V. The Biological Values of Ancient Forests, Part 2
Genetic Diversity
Ecosystem Diversity
Scientific Research
Tree Plantations and Ancient Forests
Re-creating Ancient Forests
Chapter VI. Effects of Timber Operations
Destruction, Fragmentation, and Simplification
Phases of Timber Operations
Cumulative Effects of Timber Operations
Chapter VII. External Threats to Ancient Forests
Acidic Deposition and Tropospheric Ozone
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
The Greenhouse Effect: Global Climatic Change
Climatic Change and Ancient Forests
Direct Carbon Dioxide Effects
When Trends Collide: Timber Operations and External Threats
Chapter VIII. Sustainable Forestry for the Pacific Northwest ;
How Much Old-Growth Remains?
Maintaining Our Options
Prospects for Maintaining Nontimber Values
The Two-Track Strategy for Sustainable Forestry
Preserving Ancient Forests Is Not Enough
Maintaining Biological Diversity in Managed Forests
Attaining Environmental Maturity
Chapter IX. Conclusions and Recommendations
Glossary
Suggested Readings
Index

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