Designing Sustainable Forest Landscapes is a definitive guide to the design and management of forest landscapes, covering the theory and principles of forest design as well as providing practical guidance on methods and tools. Including a variety of international case studies the book focuses on ecosystem regeneration, the management of natural forests and the management of plantation forests. Using visualisation techniques, design processes and evaluation techniques it looks at promoting landscapes which are designed to optimise the balance between human intervention and natural evolution.
A comprehensive, practical and accessible book, Designing Sustainable Forest Landscapes is essential reading for all those involved in forestry and landscape professions.
Introduction Part 1: Key Concepts for Forest Design 1. Planning and Forest Design 2. Landscape Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Ecological Forestry 3. Key Principles of Forest Aesthetics 4. Community Participation in Forest Design Part 2: The Process, Techniques and Implementation of Forest Design 5. The Process of Forest Design 6. Design and Visualization Techniques 7. From Design to Implementation Part 3: Forest Design Application 8. Forest Design and Ecosystem Restoration 9. Design in Managed Natural Forests 10. The Design of Plantation Forests