Restoring the Pacific Northwest (Paperback)

The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series)

By Dean Apostol (Editor), Marcia Sinclair (Editor), Eric Higgs (Foreword by)

Island Press, 9781559630788, 508pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/5/2006)

List Price: 79.00*
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About the Author

Dean Apostol is a landscape architect, natural resource planner, writer, and teacher who lives and works on a small farm near Portland, Oregon.

Marcia Sinclair, writer, editor, and consultant, is outreach specialist for the Willamette Partnership. She lives near Portland, Oregon.



Praise For Restoring the Pacific Northwest: The Art and Science of Ecological Restoration in Cascadia (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series)

"This work summarizes scientific research and presents case studies of applications of ecological restoration in the Pacific Northwest, composed for the purposes of this work of all of the watersheds that flow to the Pacific Ocean through North America's temperate rainforest zone."

— Reference & Research Book News

"This courageous and ambitious work makes us recognize that restoration should no longer be seen as many small, piecemeal attempts at site restoration, but as a massive and coordinated movement to revive and strengthen the networks of natural capital and landscape that sustain our cultures, communities, and economies. The multiple authors are to be commended for pulling together in one place such a comprehensive, deep, and ultimately practical guide to what can and should be done to restore a whole region."

— Stephen R. J. Sheppard

"Interest in environmental restoration has exploded in the Pacific Northwest in the last decade. Legions of volunteers and professionals, biologists and planners have been getting their hands dirty, combining science with practice to learn what really works. Restoring the Pacific Northwest is the inspirational, practical, essential reference we all have been waiting for."

— Sara Vickerman

"Showcasing nine seminal habitat types and illustrating six distinct restoration approaches through more than three dozen case studies, Dean Apostol and Marcia Sinclair have assembled a tour de force, state-of-ecosystem-restoration practice in the Pacific Northwest. All who care about the world our grandchildren inherit owe the authors a heartfelt thanks."

— David W. Hulse