Old Growth in a New World (Hardcover)
A Pacific Northwest Icon Reexamined
Island Press, 9781597264099, 344pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2008
"Old Growth in a New World" untangles the complexities of the old growth concept and the parallel complexity of old-growth policy and management. It brings together more than two dozen contributors ecologists, economists, sociologists, managers, historians, silviculturists, environmentalists, timber producers, and philosophers to offer a broad suite of perspectives on changes that have occurred in the valuing and management of old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest over the past thirty years. The book
introduces the issues and history of old-growth values and conservation in the Pacific Northwest;
explores old growth through the ideas of leading ecologists and social scientists;
addresses the implications for the future management of old-growth forests and considers how evolving science and social knowledge might be used to increase conservation effectiveness.
By confronting the complexity of the old-growth concept and associated policy and management challenges, "Old Growth in a New World" encourages productive discussion on the future of old growth in the Pacific Northwest and offers options for more effective approaches to conserving forest biodiversity.
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Praise For Old Growth in a New World: A Pacific Northwest Icon Reexamined…
"Readers will find this a very informative and enjoyable synthesis of the concepts that have evolved regarding Pacific Northwest old-growth forests." -- D. L. Richter, Michigan Technological University
-D. L. Richter