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ABOUT THIS BOOK The Pacific Northwest is a global ecological "hotspot" because of its relatively healthy native ecosystems, a high degree of biodiversity, and the number and scope of restoration initiatives that have been undertaken there. Restoring the Pacific Northwest gathers and presents the best examples of state-of-the-art restoration techniques and projects. It is an encyclopedic overview that will be an invaluable reference not just for restorationists and students working in the Pacific Northwest, but for practitioners across North America and around the world.
Dean Apostol is a landscape architect, natural resource planner, writer, and teacher who lives and works on a small farm near Portland, Oregon.
Marcia Sinclair, writer, editor, and consultant, is outreach specialist for the Willamette Partnership. She lives near Portland, Oregon.
"This work summarizes scientific research and presents case studies of applications of ecological restoration in the Pacific Northwest, composed for the purposes of this work of all of the watersheds that flow to the Pacific Ocean through North America's temperate rainforest zone."
— SciTech Book News
“This courageous and ambitious work makes us recognize that restoration should no longer be seen as many small, piecemeal attempts at site restoration, but as a massive and coordinated movement to revive and strengthen the networks of natural capital and landscape that sustain our cultures, communities, and economies. The multiple authors are to be commended for pulling together in one place such a comprehensive, deep, and ultimately practical guide to what can and should be done to restore a whole region.”
--Stephen R. J. Sheppard, professor and director of Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
— Stephen R. J. Sheppard
"Interest in environmental restoration has exploded in the Pacific Northwest in the last decade. Legions of volunteers and professionals, biologists and planners have been getting their hands dirty, combining science with practice to learn what really works. Restoring the Pacific Northwest is the inspirational, practical, essential reference we all have been waiting for."
— Sara Vickerman, senior director of biodiversity partnerships, Defenders of Wildlife
"Showcasing nine seminal habitat types and illustrating six distinct restoration approaches through more than three dozen case studies, Dean Apostol and Marcia Sinclair have assembled a tour de force, state-of-ecosystem-restoration practice in the Pacific Northwest. All who care about the world our grandchildren inherit owe the authors a heartfelt thanks."
— David W. Hulse, Philip H. Knight Professor in Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon
TABLE OF CONTENTS
RESTORING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Forward By Eric Higgs
Introduction to Restoring the Pacific Northwest
Section One: The Big Picture
Chapter One: Northwest Environmental Geography and History
Chapter Two: Ecological Restoration
Section Two: Pacific Northwest Ecosystems
Chapter 3: Bunchgrass Prairies
Marcia Sinclair, Patrick Dunn, Ed Alverson, Peter Dunwiddie, Elizabeth Gray
Chapter 4: Oak Woodlands and Savannas
Paul E. Hosten, O. Eugene Hickman, Frank K. Lake, Frank A. Lang, and David Vesely
Chapter 5: Old-Growth Conifer Forests
Jerry F. Franklin, Dean Rae Berg, Andrew B. Carey, Richard A. Hardt
Chapter 6: Riparian Woodlands and Floodplain Forests
Dean Apostol and Dean Rae Berg
Chapter 7: Freshwater Wetlands
John van Staveren, Dale Groff and Jennifer Goodridge
Chapter 8: Tidal Wetlands
Ralph J. Garono, Erin Thompson, and Fritzi Grevstad
Chapter 9: Ponderosa Pine and Interior Forests
Stephen F. Arno and Carl E. Fiedler
Chapter 10: Sagebrush Steppe
Steven O. Link, William H. Mast and Randal W. Hill
Chapter 11: Mountains
Regina M. Rochefort, Laurie L. Kurth, Tara W. Carolin, Jon L. Riedel, Robert R. Mierendorf, Kimberly Frappier, David L. Steensen
Section Three: Crossing Boundaries
Chapter 12: Urban Natural Areas
Mark Griswald Wilson and Emily Roth
Chapter 13: Stream Systems
Jack E. Williams and Gordon H. Reeves
Chapter 14: Landscape and Watershed Scale
Dean Apostol, Warren Warttig, Bob Carey & Ben Perkowski
Chapter 15: Wildlife Populations
Bruce H. Campbell, Bob Altman, Edward E. Bangs, Doug W. Smith, Blair Csuti, David W. Hays, Frank Slavens, Kate Slavens, Cheryl Schultz, Robert W. Butler
Chapter Sixteen: Managing Northwest Invasive Species
Dave Polster, Jonathan Soll, and Judth Meyers
Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Restoration Practice
Ren¿ Senos, Frank Lake, Nancy Turner, and Dennis Martinez
Conclusion: The Status and Future of Restoration in the Pacific Northwest
Dean Apostol and Marcia Sinclair
About the Contributors
Supporters and Partners
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