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Main Title Natural disturbance and stand development principles for ecological forestry {electronic resource} /
Author Franklin, Jerry F.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station,
Place Published Newtown Square, PA :
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 192025029
Subject Added Ent Ecological disturbances; Forest management; Forests and forestry
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/15/2008
Collation 44 p. : digital, PDF file
Notes Title from Web page (viewed on Feb. 14, 2008). "November 2007." Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-44).
Contents Notes Foresters use natural disturbances and stand development processes as models for silvicultural practices in broad conceptual ways. Incorporating an understanding of natural disturbance and stand development processes more fully into silvicultural practice is the basis for an ecological forestry approach. Such an approach must include 1) understanding the importance of biological legacies created by a tree regenerating disturbance and incorporating legacy management into harvesting prescriptions; 2) recognizing the role of stand development processes, particularly individual tree mortality, in generating structural and compositional heterogeneity in stands and implementing thinning prescriptions that enhance this heterogeneity; and 3) appreciating the role of recovery periods between disturbance events in the development of stand complexity. We label these concepts, when incorporated into a comprehensive silvicultural approach, the "three-legged stool" of ecological forestry. Our goal in this report is to review the scientific basis for the three-legged stool of ecological forestry to provide a conceptual foundation for its wide implementation.
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet from the Forest Service web site. Address as of 03/17/08: http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/gtr/gtr%5Fnrs19.pdf ; current access is available via PURL.
Author Added Ent
Mitchell, Robert J.;
Palik, Brian.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Forest Service. Northern Research Station.
PUB Date Free Form {2007}
Series Title Traced General technical report NRS ; 19
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20080811150844
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number A 13.88:GTR-NRS-19
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02701cam 2200385Ia 45020