312 pages | 151 B/W Illus.
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.
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