Old Growth in a New World: A Pacific Northwest Icon Reexamined

Old Growth in a New World: A Pacific Northwest Icon Reexamined

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

Old development in a brand new World untangles the complexities of the previous development proposal 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 supply a huge suite of views on alterations that experience happened within the valuing and administration of old-growth forests within the Pacific Northwest over the last thirty years. The book

• introduces the problems and heritage of old-growth values and conservation within the Pacific Northwest;
• explores outdated progress during the principles of prime ecologists and social scientists;
• addresses the consequences for the long run administration of old-growth forests and considers how evolving technology and social wisdom can be used to extend conservation effectiveness.

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

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