Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest by Elliott A. Norse; Peter H. Raven (Foreword by); Wilderness Society Staff (Other Primary Creator)
Call Number: SD387.O43N67 1990
Publication Date: 1989-12-01
Biomass energy and biofuels from Oregon's forests by Oregon Forest resources Institute
Call Number: TP339.B56 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Defending Idaho's Natural Heritage by Ken Robison
Call Number: S932.I22 R63 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Defining Sustainable Forestry by Greg Aplet (Editor); Robert Pfister (Contribution by); Al Sample (Editor); Nels Johnson (Editor); Jeffrey T. Olson (Editor); Alaric Sample (Editor); Edward O. Wilson (Foreword by); Jodi Del Grossi (Contribution by); Hal Salwasser (Contribution by)
Call Number: SD387.S87D44 1993
Publication Date: 1993-10-01
An economic analysis of nontimber uses of forestland in the Pacific Northwest : final report, Forest Policy Project nontimber analysis by Powell, J. H.
Call Number: SD144.A13P871 1981
Publication Date: 1981
The Forest Unseen : a year's watch in nature by David George HaskellWritten with remarkable grace and empathy, The Forest Unseen is a grand tour of nature in all its profundity. Biologist David George Haskell uses a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature's path through the seasons, he brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life. Beginning with simple observations--a salamander scuttling across the leaf litter, the first blossom of spring wildflowers--Haskell spins a brilliant web of biology, ecology, and poetry, explaining the science binding together ecosystems that have cycled for thousands--sometimes millions--of years
Call Number: QH105.T2H37 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-26
Forestry Economics : a managerial approach by John E. Wagner
Call Number: SD393.W34 2012
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
Forests and Forestry by David Anderson (Editor); I. I. Holland (Editor)
Call Number: SD373.A63 1982
Publication Date: 1990
Forests, carbon and climate change : a synthesis of science findings. by Oregon Forest Resources Institute
Call Number: SD390.7.C55F67 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Idaho's forest products business sector : contributions, challenges, and opportunities by Philip S.Cook
Call Number: HD9757.I28C66 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Managing America's Forests by Stuart A. Kallen (Editor)
Call Number: SD143.M36 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-08
The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh: a walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood by Kathryn AaltoExplores the inspiration for A.A. Milne's fictional Hundred Acre Wood, South-East England's Ashdown Forest, and how it influenced the author's famous works.
Call Number: DA670.A73 A25 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-23
Opportunities in forestry careers by Christopher M. Wille
Call Number: HF5382.F57W55 2004
Publication Date: 2003-09-18
Pineros : Latino labour and the changing face of forestry in the Pacific Northwest by Brinda SarathyThe exploitation of Latino workers in many industries, from agriculture and meat packing to textile manufacturing and janitorial services, is well known. By contrast, pineros -- itinerant workers who form the backbone of the forest management labour force on federal land -- toil in obscurity. Drawing on government papers, media accounts, and interviews with federal employees and Latino forest workers in Oregon's Rogue Valley, Brinda Sarathy investigates how the federal government came to be one of the single largest employers of Latino labour in the Pacific Northwest. She documents pinero wages, working conditions, and benefits in comparison to those of white loggers and tree planters, exposing exploitation that, she argues, is the product of an ongoing history of institutionalized racism, fragmented policy, and intra-ethnic exploitation in the West. To overcome this legacy, Sarathy offers a number of proposals to improve the visibility and working conditions of pineros and to provide them with a stronger voice in immigration and forestry policy-making. This vividly drawn account fills many gaps in our understanding of forest management in the Pacific Northwest, making clear that true environmental justice must take into account not only stewardship of forests, but also the treatment of the people who work in them.
Call Number: HD8081.H7S27 2012
Publication Date: 2012-01-25
The Redwood Forest : history, ecology, and conservation of the coast redwoods by Reed F. Noss (Editor); Save-the-Redwoods League Staff (Editor)
Call Number: SD397.R3R43 2000
Publication Date: 1999-10-01
Silvics of North America by Russell M. Burns
Call Number: SD391.SI39B8 1990 (2 vols)
Publication Date: 1991-01-01
The Woodlot Management Handbook : making the most of your wooded property for conservation, income or both by Stewart Hilts; Peter Mitchell; Ann-Ida Beck (Illustrator)Describes how to develop woodland properties into spaces that can help the environment and become a potential source of income.
Call Number: SD387.W6H55 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-08
The Bitterroot and Mr. Brandborg : Clearcutting and the Struggle for Sustainable Forestry in the Northern Rockies by Frederick H. SwansonWinner of the Wallace Stegner Prize in American Environmental or Western History Fredrick Swanson tells the story of Guy M. Brandborg and his impact on the practices of the U.S. Forest Service. As supervisor of Montana's Bitterroot National Forest from 1935 to 1955, Brandborg engaged in a management style that promoted not only the well-being of the forest community but also the social and economic welfare of the local people. By relying on selective cutting, his goal was to protect the watersheds and wildlife habitats that are devastated by clear-cutting, and to prevent the job losses that follow such practices. Following his retirement, he became concerned that his agency was deviating from the practice of sustained-yield management of the forest's timber lands, and led a highly visible public outcry that became known as the Bitterroot controversy. Brandborg's behind-the-scenes lobbying contributed materially to the passage of the National Forest Management Act of 1976, the single most important law affecting public forestry since the creation of the Forest Service. Meticulously written, The Bitterroot and Mr. Brandborg articulates Brandborg's Progressive-era idealism and is based on extensive archival research in collections throughout the Rockies and the Northwest, including the Brandborg family papers. Swanson's crisp narration of how one national forest supervisor understood the intricate connection between the grasslands and forests under his care and the communities that were so dependent on these invaluable resources, opens a much larger story about the meaning of public lands in a democratic society. Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Nonfiction-Contemporary.
Publication Date: 2012-05-01
The CABI Encyclopedia of Forest Trees by Andrew PraciakThe CABI Encyclopedia of Forest Trees provides an extensive overview of 300 of the world's most important forest trees. Tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal trees of major economic importance are included, covering tree species used in agroforestry practices around the world.
Publication Date: 2013
Community Forestry by Ryan C. L. Bullock; Kevin S. HannaProviding a critical and incisive examination of community forestry, this is a detailed study of complex issues in local forest governance, community sustainability and grassroots environmentalism. It explores community forestry as an alternative form of local collaborative governance in globally significant developed forest regions, with examples ranging from the Gulf Islands of British Columbia to Scandinavia. Responding to the global trend in devolution of control over forest resources and the ever-increasing need for more sustainable approaches to forest governance, the book highlights both the possibilities and challenges associated with community forestry implementation. It features compelling case studies and accounts from those directly involved with community forestry efforts, providing unique insight into the underlying social processes, issues, events and perceptions. It will equip students, researchers and practitioners with a deep understanding of both the evolution and management of community forestry in a pan-national context.
Forest History : International Studies on Socioeconomic and Forest Ecosystem Change, IUFRO Research Series, No. 2 by Mauro Agnoletti; S. AndersonThis text presents edited and revised versions of more than 30 papers selected from those presented at a major conference on History and Forest Resources, held in Florence in 1998. The conference was organized by the Italian Academy of Forestry Science and working group on Forest History Research Organisations (IUFRO). As a whole the papers present detailed analyses of the interrelationships between forest ecosystems and socioeconomic development from 13 different countries of the world. Main economic and social factors, techniques and local practices, as well as legal and political aspects related to forest changes are discussed, according to achievements in forest history research.
Publication Date: 2000
Forestry : Research, Ecology and Policies by Diane A. Boehm (Editor)Forests are enormously important to mankind. They not only supply essential harvestable products, but also ornamental landscapes, regulate climate, hydrology, mineral cycling and soil erosion. Over the last few decades, crucial changes have taken place in the views and demands on forests by society at large. In this new book, the authors present topical research in the study of forestry ecology and policy. Topics discussed include forest management in Finland and Sweden; forestry-related GPS research; forestry trade and population growth in the Philippines and forestry education towards ecological civilization.
Publication Date: 2011-06-01
Forests for the People : The Story of America's Eastern National Forests by Christopher Johnson; David GovatskiForests for the People tells one of the most extraordinary stories of environmental protection in our nation's history: how a diverse coalition of citizens, organizations, and business and political leaders worked to create a system of national forests in the Eastern United States. It offers an insightful and wide-ranging look at the actions leading to the passage of the Weeks Act in 1911--landmark legislation that established a system of well-managed forests in the East, the South, and the Great Lakes region--along with case studies that consider some of the key challenges facing eastern forests today. The book begins by looking at destructive practices widely used by the timber industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including extensive clearcutting followed by forest fire that devastated entire landscapes. The authors explain how this led to the birth of a new conservation movement that began simultaneously in the Southern Appalachians and New England, and describe the subsequent protection of forests in New England (New Hampshire and the White Mountains); the Great Lakes region (Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota), and the Southern Appalachians. Following this historical background, the authors offer eight case studies that examine critical issues facing the eastern national forests today, including timber harvesting, the use of fire, wilderness protection, endangered wildlife, oil shale drilling, invasive species, and development surrounding national park borders. Forests for the People is the only book to fully describe the history of the Weeks Act and the creation of the eastern national forests and to use case studies to illustrate current management issues facing these treasured landscapes. It is an important new work for anyone interested in the past or future of forests and forestry in the United States.
Publication Date: 2013-03-04
Forests in Sustainable Mountain Development by Martin F. Price; N. ButtWritten by international authors, this book presents a comprehensive view of forests in mountain regions, and their sustainable development. It is based on a report prepared by the UUFRO Task Force in Sustainable Mountain Development, for the IUFRO Congress held in August 2000. The book addresses issues and initiatives, and defines research needs. Key global topics are addressed in general articles, and many specific regional issues, for example, impacts on forest lakes in Ecuador, are described in shorter case studies.
Publication Date: 2000-07-28
Gifford Pinchot: Selected Writings by Gifford Pinchot; Char Miller (Editor)The founding chief of the U.S. Forest Service and twice governor of Pennsylvania, Gifford Pinchot was central to the early twentieth-century conservation movement in the United States and the political history and evolution of the Keystone State. This collection of Pinchot's essays, articles, and letters reveals a gifted public figure whose work and thoughts on the environment, politics, society, and science remain startlingly relevant today.A learned man and admirably accessible writer, Pinchot showed keen insight on issues as wide-ranging as the rights of women and minorities, war, education, Prohibition, agricultural policy, land use, and the craft of politics. He developed galvanizing arguments against the unregulated exploitation of natural resources, made a clear case for thinking globally but acting locally, railed at the pernicious impact of corporate power on democratic life, and firmly believed that governments were obligated to enhance public health, increase economic opportunity, and sustain the land. Pinchot's policy accomplishments—including the first clean-water legislation in Pennsylvania and the nation—speak to his effectiveness as a communicator and a politician. His observations on environmental issues were exceptionally prescient, as they anticipated the dilemmas currently confronting those who shape environmental public policy.Introduced and annotated by environmental historian Char Miller, this is the only comprehensive collection of Pinchot's writings. Those interested in the history of conservation, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, American politics, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will find this book invaluable.
The Measurement of Roundwood : Methodologies and Conversion Ratios by Matthew A. FonsecaThe ability to measure roundwood quantity and quality, and predict product yields is of great importance to forest industries. However, roundwood metrics is a topic that is often difficult to understand due to counterintuitive trends, inconsistencies and variability in a number of factors. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the various methods by which roundwood and the products of roundwood are measured. It presents and compares many different log scaling methods in terms of procedures and conversion ratios. Other topics covered include grading logs, log manufacturing quality, statistical sampling methods for determining log yard inventories and mill log usage volume. Detailed tables of data are presented for the main commercial timber species of the world.
Publication Date: 2005
Methods and Approaches in Forest History by Mauro Agnoletti; S. AndersonA companion to ''Forest History: International Studies on Socioeconomic and Forest Ecosystem Change'' which includes over 20 papers from the same conference. It focuses on different approaches and methods adopted in the study of forest history. The interdisciplinary nature of these studies is emphasized, bringing in the different perspectives of anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, foresters, historians, geneticists and geographers. This volume demonstrates the rich diversity of approaches and methods to forest history.
Publication Date: 2000
Multiaged Silviculture : Managing for Complex Forest Stand Structures by Kevin O'HaraThis book presents the latest scientific and management information on multiaged silviculture, an emerging strategy for managing forestry systems worldwide. Over recent decades, forest science and management have tended to emphasize plantation silviculture. Whilst this clearly meets our wood production needs, many of the world's forests need to be managed far less intensively and more flexibly in order to maintain their natural ecosystem functions together with the values inherent in those processes. Developing multiaged management strategies for these complex forest ecosystems represents a global challenge to successfully integrate available science with sustainable management practices. Multiaged Silviculture covers the ecology and dynamics of multiaged stands, the management operations associated with regeneration, tending, and stocking control, and the implications of this strategy on production, genetic diversity, and stand health. It is primarily aimed at graduate level students and researchers in the fields of forestry and silviculture, but will also be of relevance and use to all professional foresters and silviculturists.
Publication Date: 2014-10-28
Our Forest, Your Ecosystem, Their Timber : Communities, Conservation, and the State in Community-Based Forest Management by Nicholas K. MenziesCommunity-based forest management (CBFM) is a model of forest management in which a community takes part in decision making and implementation, and monitoring of activities affecting the natural resources around them. CBFM provides a framework for a community members to secure access to the products and services that flow from the landscape in which they live and has become an essential component of any comprehensive approach to forest management. In this volume, Nicholas K. Menzies looks at communities in China, Zanzibar, Brazil, and India where, despite differences in landscape, climate, politics, and culture, common challenges and themes arise in making a transition from forest management by government agencies to CBFM. The stories of these four distinct places highlight the difficulties communities face when trying to manage their forests and negotiate partnerships with others interested in forest management, such as the commercial forest sector or conservation and environmental organizations. These issues are then considered against a growing body of research concerning what constitutes successful CBFM. Drawing on published and unpublished case studies, project reports, and his own rich experience, Menzies analyzes how CBFM fits into the broader picture of the management of natural resources, highlighting the conditions that bring about effective practices and the most just and equitable stewardship of resources. A critical companion for students, researchers, and practitioners, Our Forest, Your Ecosystem, Their Timber provides a singular resource on the emergence and evolution of CBFM.
Publication Date: 2007-05-15
Trees and Forests, a Colour Guide : Biology, Pathology, Propagation, Silviculture, Surgery, Biomes, Ecology, and Conservation by Bryan G. BowesTrees are one of the dominant features of our existence on earth and play a fundamental role in the environment. This book aims to give the reader an overview and understanding of trees. Subject areas covered include ecology and conservation, tree anatomy and evolution, pathology, silviculture, propagation and surgery. The different chapters cover trees from various world habitats, from northern boreal and montane coniferous forests to tropical and subtropical rainforests. The book is fully illustrated throughout with the highest quality colour photos and is invaluable to professionals and students in plant science, plant biology, ecology, conservation and to those working in forestry and arboriculture.
Publication Date: 2010-01-15
Trees, Woods and Forests : A Social and Cultural History by Charles WatkinsForests--and the trees within them--have always been a central resource for the development of technology, culture, and the expansion of humans as a species. Examining and challenging our historical and modern attitudes toward wooded environments, this engaging book explores how our understanding of forests has transformed in recent years and how it fits in our continuing anxiety about our impact on the natural world. Drawing on the most recent work of historians, ecologist geographers, botanists, and forestry professionals, Charles Watkins reveals how established ideas about trees--such as the spread of continuous dense forests across the whole of Europe after the Ice Age--have been questioned and even overturned by archaeological and historical research. He shows how concern over woodland loss in Europe is not well founded--especially while tropical forests elsewhere continue to be cleared--and he unpicks the variety of values and meanings different societies have ascribed to the arboreal. Altogether, he provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of humankind's interaction with this abused but valuable resource.