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Restoration Ecology: New Perspectives and Opportunities for Forestry

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Ecological restoration and restoration ecology have emerged as an allied practice and scientific discipline in land management. Here, we discuss the relationship between restoration ecology and forestry and the potential for interdisciplinary exchange. We present two case studies illustrating the potential roles of foresters in restoration ecology: (1) a forest restoration project in Redwood National Park, California, and (2) a project to restore northern hardwood forest structure in Minnesota. We conclude that restoration ecology can add conceptual breadth, research and management tools, and employment opportunities to the field of forestry.

Keywords: conservation; ecological restoration; environmental management; forest; forest health; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Regular Article

Affiliations: 1: Inventory and Monitoring Coordinator Klamath Network–National Park Service 1512 East Main Ashland OR 97520 dan_, Email: 2: Associate Professor Department of Forest Science Oregon State University Corvallis 3: Senior Faculty Research Assistant Department of Forest Science Oregon State University Corvallis 4: Director of Conservation Science The Nature Conservancy Duluth Minnesota 5: Supervisory Botanist Redwood National and State Parks Crescent City California

Publication date: July 1, 2004

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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