Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface: Conservation and Management, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface

Conservation and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Susan W. Vince, Mary L. Duryea, Edward A. Macie, Annie Hermansen

CRC Press

312 pages | 151 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781566706025
pub: 2004-11-29
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Description

Forests at the wildland-urban interface are at increasing risk due to the impacts of urbanization. Conserving and managing these forestlands for continued ecological and social benefits is a critical and complex challenge facing natural resource managers, land-use planners, and policymakers.

Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface: Conservation and Management provides information, strategies, and tools to enhance natural resource management, planning, and policymaking at the wildland-urban interface. The text is arranged in five sections: forestland changes at the wildland-urban interface and why they are occurring; economic, policy, and land-use planning tools that can be used to manage growth; methods for communicating with and engaging the public; ecosystem management tools for sustaining the provision of ecological goods and services from interface forests; and ways in which various types of landowners are pursuing conservation and management of forests in the interface.

By combining science and management, theory and practical problem solving, this book addresses a broad range of issues associated with the wildland-urban interface and provides possible solutions. Natural resource professionals and urban planners will find this a crucial resource for coordinating and implementing sound policy and practice.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

THE WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE

Introduction: The City Is Moving to Our Frontier's Doorstep, Mary L. Duryea and Susan W. Vince

The Challenge of Maintaining Working Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface, John C. Gordon, R. Neil Sampson, and Joyce K. Berry

An Assessment of the Southern Wildland-Urban Interface, L. Annie Hermansen and Edward A. Macie

PLANNING AND MANAGING GROWTH

Economic Values at the Fringe: Land Use and Forestry in the Wildland-Urban Interface, David W. Marcouiller

Overview of Policies Influencing the Wildland-Urban Interface, Janaki R. R. Alavalapati

Land-Use Planning and Zoning at the Wildland-Urban Interface, Margaret Myszewski and James E. Kundell

Developing Land While Retaining Environmental Values: A Modern Search for the Grail, Douglas R. Porter and Lindell L. Marsh

Landscape Assessment, Elizabeth Kramer

HUMAN DIMENSIONS AND THE INTERFACE

Tools to Reach, Educate, and Involve Citizens, Martha C. Monroe

Planning and Managing for Recreation in the Wildland-Urban Interface, Taylor V. Stein

CONSERVING AND MANAGING FORESTS FOR ECOLOGICAL SERVICES AND BENEFITS

Ecological Assessment and Planning in the Wildland-Urban Interface: A Landscape Perspective, Wayne C. Zipperer

Managing Hydrological Impacts of Urbanization, Larry V. Korhnak and Susan W. Vince

Managing for Fire in the Interface: Challenges and Opportunities, Alan J. Long, Dale D. Wade, and Frank C. Beall

Forest Health in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Insects and Diseases, Edward L. Barnard

Invasive Plants in the Wildland-Urban Interface, Sarah Reichard

CONSERVING AND MANAGING FORESTS UNDER DIFFERENT OWNERSHIPS

Managing Industrial Forestlands at the Interface, Kenneth R. Munson and Sharon G. Haines

Managing Private Nonindustrial Forestlands at the Interface, William G. Hubbard and David A. Hoge

The Challenges of Managing Public Lands in the Wildland-Urban Interface, John F. Dwyer and Deborah J. Chavez

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI070000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General