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Restoring forest ecosystems: the human dimension

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Hull, Bruce R.; Gobster, Paul H.

Year Published

2000

Publication

Journal of Forestry. Volume 98. Issue 8. 2000. pp. 32-36

Abstract

In the past two decades, ecological restoration has moved from an obscure and scientifically suspect craft to a widely practiced and respected profession with considerable scientific knowledge and refined on-the-ground practices. Concurrently, forest restoration has become a valued skill of forestry professionals and a popular goal for forest management. Politics and conflicting human valuse, however, continue to confound and derail even some of the most well-intended efforts to restore forest ecosystems. Restoration projects exist within a social context, and they must therefore produce environmental conditions that are not just ecologically sound, but also economically feasible and socially acceptable.

Citation

Hull, Bruce R.; Gobster, Paul H. 2000. Restoring forest ecosystems: the human dimension. Journal of Forestry. Volume 98. Issue 8. 2000. pp. 32-36

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