Vegetation Management in Wilderness Areas and Primitive Parks
Author: Heinselman, M. L.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 63, Number 6, 1 June 1965 , pp. 440-445(6)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:The Wilderness Act and long-standing national park objectives require a new and positive approach to preserving natural landscapes. The objective should be maintenance, or where necessary, restoration of natural forest communities. Natural agencies and naturalistic approaches must and can be used. Commercial logging is incompatible, but our old "hands off" policies, which oddly have included the exclusion of wildfires, will not usually accomplish desired ends either. New programs including resource inventories, wilderness research, and active vegetation manipulation are suggested. Regulated fires are envisioned as a major tool for initiating new successions. Our profession must promptly embrace these new objectives and programs or the opportunity will pass to other professions.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Forest Ecologist, Member Upper Mississippi Valley Section, Society of American Foresters
Publication date: June 1, 1965
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