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Main Title Some Emerging Issues in Watershed Management-Landscape Patterns, Species Conservation, and Climate Change.
Author Swanson, F. J. ; Neilson, R. P. ; Grant, G. E. ;
CORP Author Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Corvallis, OR. Forestry Sciences Lab.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/256;
Stock Number PB93-131522
Additional Subjects Watershed management ; Forest land ; Landscaping ; Wildlife conservation ; Climatic changes ; Ecology ; Hydrology ; Forecasting ; Global aspects ; Long term effects ; Regional analysis ; Vegetation ; Spatial distribution ; Biological effects ; Species diversity ; Pacific Northwest Region(United States)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-131522 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/12/1993
Collation 37p
Emerging issues in watershed management include the need to assess the effects of management activities on the time scale of several cutting rotations (>100 yrs) and on spatial scales that consider factors impinging from beyond watershed boundaries. Long-range analysis reveals strong, long-lasting effects of landscape patterns created by today's activities. However, the ecological consequences of these patterns may be invisible when the analysis horizon spans only a few decades. Land use decisions within watersheds are increasingly influenced by broader social, economic, and biological factors (e.g., wildlife management plans, such as the Northern Spotted Owl Conservation Strategy). Global climate change poses yet greater potential to alter watershed management schemes. Consequently, improved social and technical tools are needed for planning watershed management of multiple resources in an increasingly uncertain world.