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9781844075843

The Forest Landscape Restoration Handbook

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    9781844075843

  • ISBN10:

    1844075842

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-31
  • Publisher: Routledge

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* * The first practical hands-on guide to repairing the damage done by irresponsible forest activity, explaining how to increase the resilience of landscapes and the communities they support * * Pools expert knowledge from world authorities in the field, using research backed by respected institutions such as International Tropical Timber Organization and the World Conservation Union This book--authored and collected by leading international authorities in the field of forestry--is the first comprehensive, practical treatment of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR). As an approach to conservation, FLR provides a complementary framework to sustainable forest management and the ecosystem approach in landscapes in cases where forest loss has caused a decline in the quality of ecosystem services. The main aim of FLR is not to re-establish pristine forest, even if this were possible, rather the objective is to strengthen the resilience of landscapes and thereby keep future management options open. It also aims to support communities as they strive to increase and sustain the benefits they derive from the management of land. The result here is an indispensable, easy-to-read handbook for practitioners in all aspects of forestry and natural resource management. Contributors: Cesar Sabogal, David Lamb, Don Gilmour, James Gasana, Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken, Sandeep Sengupta, Stewart Maginnis, Trikurnianti Kusumanto, Wil de Jong, William Jackson

Table of Contents

List of boxes, figures and tablesp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
What Is FLR and How Does It Differ from Current Approaches?p. 5
Building Support for FLRp. 21
Applying an Adaptive Management Approach in FLRp. 29
Understanding the Landscape Mosaicp. 39
Understanding Forest Landscape Dynamicsp. 49
Applying a Stakeholder Approach in FLRp. 57
Identifying Site-level Optionsp. 71
Site-level Restoration Strategies for Degraded Primary Forestp. 83
Site-level Strategies for Managing Secondary Forestsp. 97
Site-level Rehabilitation Strategies for Degraded Forest Landsp. 109
Site-level Strategies for Restoring Forest Functions on Agricultural Landp. 119
Scenario Modelling to Optimize Outcomesp. 129
Monitoring and Evaluating Site-level Impactsp. 139
Getting Startedp. 149
About the authorsp. 161
Acronyms and abbreviationsp. 163
Glossaryp. 165
Indexp. 171
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