Landscape-level management, driven by conservation objectives, will undoubtedly continue to play a role in natural resource decisionmaking for the foreseeable future. A fundamental justification for landscape management is that reliance on designated protected areas and reserves alone
is inadequate for the maintenance of forest biological diversity. According to the authors, management practices on unreserved, commodity-producing lands (referred to throughout this book as “the matrix”) will determine the success or failure of efforts to maintain forest biological
conservation and forest health. This book makes the case for management at several scales to achieve these objectives within large, contiguous forest systems.
Associate Professor of Silviculture Department of Forestry-4411 Southern Illinois University Carbondale IL 62901
Publication date: October 1, 2004
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Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.