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Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape: Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site
edited by John Kilgo and John I. Blake
foreword by H. Ronald Pulliam
Island Press, 2005
Paper: 978-1-59726-011-4 | eISBN: 978-1-59726-251-4 | Cloth: 978-1-59726-010-7
Library of Congress Classification QH105.S6E28 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.75153097577


Can land degraded by centuries of agriculture be restored to something approaching its original productivity and diversity? This book tells the story of fifty years of restoration and management of the forested landscape of the Savannah River Site, a 310-square-mile tract of land in the coastal plain of South Carolina that has been closed to the public for more than five decades.

Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape presents for the first time a complete synthesis and summary of information on the Savannah River Site, providing a detailed portrait of the plant and animal populations and communities on the site and the effects on them of fifty years of management practices. Contributors offer thirty-two chapters that describe the site's history, land management, physical environment, plant and animal communities, endangered species, and game species. Extensively illustrated with photos, maps, charts, and tables, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the forest management practices that can support long-term forest recovery and restoration of native habitats. It represents for natural resource managers a detailed case study in long-term land management, and provides scientists with an in-depth analysis of the natural history and physical and biological characteristics of a southeastern forested landscape.

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