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Forest Futures Science, Politics, and Policy for the Next Century

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ISBN-10: 074253135X

ISBN-13: 9780742531352

Edition: 2003

Authors: Karen Arabas, Joe Bowersox, Roger A. Pielke

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The 15 original essays written by leading scientists, policy analysts, public lands managers, and advocates addresses four related issues regarding the future of our nation's forests: ideas and practices of sustainable forestry; science and policymaking; threatened and endangered species protection on forested lands; and the future of public forest lands management in the Pacific Northwest. Though the focus of the essays is regional, the co-editors' introduction and conclusion will make connections between the Northwest forests as a case study and scientific and policy dilemmas generally.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

Roberta Brandes Gratzis an award-winning journalist, urban critic, and author of the acclaimed bookThe Living City. Her articles have appeared in theWall Street Journal,New York Times Magazine,The Nation,Tikkun,Planning Magazine, and theDaily News, among others. She lives in New York City.Roger Pielke, Jr., is a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado. The author ofThe Honest Broker, he lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Introduction: Natural and Human History of Pacific Northwest Forests
What Is Sustainable Forestry?
Sustainability of the Northwest Forest Plan: Still to Be Tested
Ecological Realities of the Northwest Forest Plan
Sustained Yield: Goals, Policies, Promises
Challenges to Sustainable Forestry: Management and Economics
Sustainability and Public Values
Science and Policy Making
Science, Scientists, and the Policy Process: Lessons from Global Environmental Assessments for the Northwest Forest Plan
Roles of Scientists in Forestry Policy and Management: Views from the Pacific Northwest
Science, Law, and Policy in Managing Natural Resources: Toward a Sound Mix Rather than a Sound Bite
Forests, Tornadoes, and Abortion: Thinking about Science, Politics, and Policy
Considering Threatened and Endangered Species
Long-Term Population Monitoring of Northern Spotted Owls: Recent Results and Implications for the Northwest Forest Plan
Vicious Cycle: Programmatic Consultation on Northern Spotted Owls in the Pacific Northwest
Toward a Better Forest Future: Contracting for Critters
The Struggle over Species Survival
Forest Futures and Present Challenges: Beyond the Northwest Forest Plan
Principles and Politics of Sustainable Forestry in the Pacific Northwest: Charting a New Course
Fire on the Hill: Using Ecological Disturbance Theory to Understand the Ambiguous Prospects of the Northwest Forest Plan
The Northwest Forest Plan as a Learning Process: A Call for New Institutions Bridging Science and Politics
Conclusion: Forests Past and Forests Future--Connecting Science, Politics, and Policy
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