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The redwood forest : history, ecology, and conservation of the coast redwoods
Noss, Reed F.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxvii, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
General Note:
"Save-the-Redwoods League."
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Central Library SD397.R3 R455 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This text offers a case study for ecosystem-level conservation and gives conservation organizations the information, technical tools and broad perspective they need to evaluate redwood and other forest sites and landscapes for conservation.

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Few tree species are better known to Americans than the redwood. Although there are many acres of young managed redwood forest, only four percent of the original old-growth redwoods remains. This multiauthored book is sponsored by the Save-the-Redwoods League, a nonprofit organization founded in 1918 to buy land containing both redwood and giant sequoia for use as public parks. However, this is not just another doom-and-gloom environmentalist's lament about how the redwoods are disappearing at the hands of a callous timber industry. Instead, authors who are among the leading scientific authorities on the species discuss all aspects of redwood conservation and management. The book is comprehensive with coverage of the history of the redwood region, the ecology of the tree and the ecosystems it occupies, the fauna and aquatic communities found in redwood ecosystems, and conservation planning and management alternatives, including tactics for restoration. Very useful glossary; species list. Recommended for anyone interested in these majestic forests, but especially useful for those actively engaged in their management and restoration. All levels. M. G. Messina; Texas A&M University

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