Eastern Old-Growth Forests

Prospects For Rediscovery And Recovery

Publisher: Island Press

Written in English
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  • Forestry & silviculture: practice & techniques,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Nature,
  • Forest Management,
  • Old growth forests,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Old growth forest ecology,
  • Agriculture - Forestry,
  • Natural Resources,
  • Technology / Agriculture / Forestry,
  • East (U.S.),
  • Old growth forest conservation
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    ContributionsJohn Davis (Foreword), Bill McKibben (Contributor), Steve Comers (Contributor), Charles Schaadt (Contributor), Anthony Cook (Contributor), J. Merrill Lynch (Contributor), Kathy Seaton (Contributor), Ricky White (Contributor), Albert Meier (Contributor), James Farrari (Contributor), Bruce Means (Contributor), James Runkle (Contributor), Margaret Davis (Contributor), Lee Frelich (Contributor), Lucy Tyrell (Contributor), Tim Parshall (Contributor), Mary Byrd Davis (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages399
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8611526M
    ISBN 101559634081
    ISBN 109781559634083

  A couple of weeks ago I spent a lovely afternoon among trees that seem to rise up forever, in one such old-growth pocket, this one surprisingly close to downtown Kentville. I learned about that particular spot through a new book, Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Forests, a narrative guide. The book describes 16 of the remaining areas of old. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Eastern old-growth forests. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource.   Surveys have found almost salamanders per acre in the old-growth forest, compared with fewer than in younger forests. Some species of insects, lichens and fungi are found only in old. More than years after the peak of agricultural clearing in eastern North America, many forests across the region have reached maturity and some are .

While old-growth forests are relatively rare in the eastern United States due to historic land use patterns, the Blue Ridge province in western North Carolina contains one of . Eastern Old-Growth Forests Introduction by Robert Leverett adapted from Old-Growth in the East: A Survey Foreward: A New Perspective Demise of Eastern Forests. Magnificent forests existed in eastern North America before Europeans arrived and began to clear land of timber. Read "Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests" by Joan Maloof available from Rakuten Kobo. A natural history primer packed with travel ideas, this tour of 26 old-growth forests-one in each state east of the Miss Brand: Ruka Press. Maloof is the author of three forest related books: Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest, Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests, and most recently, Nature’s Temples: The Complex World of Old Growth Forests. Signed copies of Nature’s Temples will be available for purchase after the talk.

Her second book, “Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests,” was an Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist. Maloof has a Bachelor of Science degree in plant science from the University of Delaware, a Master of Science degree in environmental science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a doctorate in ecology. There’s no question that old growth forests are fairly uncommon, especially in the eastern parts of North America. In a handful of generations European settlers turned tens of millions of acres of old trees into beams and boards and a thousand other things and the land that had grown them to corn and potatoes and other food crops. This publication is the only document that provides the locations of all known Eastern old-growth forests. It is only available here. Mary Byrd Davis created the first edition of this book in It was a breakthrough work -- the first time information on the scarce Eastern U.S. old-growth forests had been assembled in one document.

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Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value -- both ecological and cultural -- and make recommendations for its book provides a thorough overview of the 5/5(2).

Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value -- both ecological and cultural -- and make recommendations for its preservation.

"Eastern Old-Growth Forests" is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value -- both ecological and cultural -- and make recommendations for its book provides a thorough overview of the importance/5.

This is a book full of passion - the passion with which this talented author has embraced the old-growth forests of the eastern United States, and the passion that we, too, can make part of our own somewhat hectic by: 1. Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests is a thoughtfully informative treatise that broadly communicates important new discoveries to scientists, land managers, and students, and breathes fresh life into the hope for sensible, effective management of old-growth stands in eastern forests." Midwest Book Review.

Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Forests book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Yes, there is old-growth forest in the M /5. Following several old-growth forest discoveries in western Massachusetts in the late s and early s, I became involved with Wild Earth magazine to search for and report on old-growth remnants in the eastern United was an unlikely role for me, given my unrelated educational path (engineering), but my son Rob and I were finding little pieces of the.

A review of Andrew Barton, and William Keeton, editors. Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old‐Growth Press, Chicago, Illinois, USA, When most people pick up a book about eastern old‐growth forests, they want to know how many of these wild forests remain, where they are, what makes them unique, how we can preserve the few left, and how we can Author: Joan Maloof.

Old Growth Forest in the East: A Survey by M. Davis is the only document that provides the locations of all known Eastern old-growth forests. Mary Byrd Davis created the first edition of this book in It was a breakthrough work -- the Eastern Old-Growth Forests book time information on the scarce Eastern U.S.

old-growth forests had been assembled in one document. Although this book is an important reference for those studying eastern old- growth forests, it will not replace Davis’s iconic volume.

Literature Cited Davis, M. Eastern old-growth forests: prospects for rediscovery and recovery. Island Press, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Foster, D., Author: Joan Maloof.

Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value-both ecological and cultural- and make recommendations for its book provides a thorough over-view Brand: Island Press.

Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value -- both ecological and cultural -- and make recommendations for its book provides a thorough overview of the Brand: Island Press.

The first chapter of that book describes visiting an eastern old-growth forest, a forest that had never been logged. My readers, few of whom had ever witnessed an old-growth forest, were fascinated and wanted to know how they could get to visit such a forest.

Mission. The mission of the Old-Growth Forest Network is to preserve, protect, and promote the few remaining stands of old-growth forest in the United States. Majestic forests that supported abundant animal populations were this nation's inheritance About 95% of those forests have now been removed or radically altered.

Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value -- both ecological and cultural -- and make recommendations for its book provides a thorough overview of the.

This book broadly communicates important new discoveries to scientists, land managers, and students and breathes fresh life into the hope for sensible, effective management of old-growth stands in the landscapes of North America, including eastern forests. Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East.

Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value — both ecological and cultural — and make recommendations for its book provides a thorough overview of the. Eastern Old-Growth Forests: Prospects For Rediscovery And Recovery.

Island Press. ISBN Eifert, Larry (). Field Guide to Old-Growth Forests: Exploring Ancient Forest Ecosystems from California to the Pacific Northwest. Sasquatch Books. ISBN "Redwood National Park Frequently Asked Questions".

Yes, there is old-growth forest in the Maritimes. The Acadian Forest, as it is known, is a complex mosaic of various species and ages.

Now left only in pockets scattered here and there, these forests will stop you in your tracks, invite your gaze upward, and fill you with wonder. This book begins with a collection of stories about journeys into these old forests, and ends with detailed.

“The easiest way to describe [old-growth forests] is that these are places that have been left alone for a long time, so the natural processes of the planet have taken over.

Get this from a library. Ecology and recovery of eastern old-growth forests. [Andrew M Barton; William S Keeton; Thomas A Spies;] -- Forest ecologists William Keeton and Andrew Barton bring together an edited volume that breaks new ground in the science of old-growth forest ecosystems in eastern North America and their importance.

Eastern Old-Growth Forests IntroductionDemise of Eastern ForestsMagnificent forests existed in eastern North America before Europeans arrived and began to clear land of timber.

Early American naturalist William Bartram described a Black Oak forest with trees over 30 feet in circumference. New England accounts depict foot tall White Pine—giants coveted.

Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests is a thoughtfully informative treatise that broadly communicates important new discoveries to scientists, land managers, and students, and breathes fresh life into the hope for sensible, effective management of old-growth stands in eastern forests.

Forest ecologists have documented remaining old-growth forests in eastern North America. In a new book co-edited by University of Vermont’s William Keeton and University of Maine’s Andrew Barton, old-growth experts explore the latest scientific research on ancient forests and ways to ensure their conservation and adaptation to global change.

By the twentieth century, it appeared that old-growth forests in the eastern United States were gone, replaced by cities, farms, transportation networks, and second-growth forests. Since that time, however, numerous remnants of eastern old growth have been discovered, meticulously mapped, and studied.

The diverse structure of an old-growth forest. You might think, five years after publishing a book about old-growth forests, that I could easily tell you what an old-growth forest is.

But even though I’ve answered the question countless times during interviews, on a speaking tour, even at parties, I still find I can get bogged down in definitions involving minimum ages, stand history, human. The landscapes of North America, including eastern forests, have been shaped by humans for millennia, through fire, agriculture, hunting, and other means.

But the arrival of Europeans on America’s eastern shores several centuries ago ushered in the rapid conversion of forests and woodlands to other land uses. By the twentieth century, it appeared that old-growth forests in Cited by: 1.

Product Information. Eastern Old-Growth Forestsis the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value -- both ecological and cultural -- and make recommendations for its book provides a thorough overview of the.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests by Joan Maloof (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!Written:   Book Overview Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award A natural history primer packed with travel ideas, this tour of 26 old-growth forestsone in each state east of the Mississippi River and all open to the publicaims to dispel the misconception that these forests are.

“So, nowhere in the eastern United States is there more than 1% that’s in old growth.” Related: Vermont's "Big Trees" List Keeton, who recently co-edited Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old Growth Forests, estimates that in sum, there are about 1, acres of old growth across the entire state.Following the completion of the project, Definition and Inventory of Old Growth Forests on DNR-Managed State Lands, we produced two guides for identifying old trees and forests in Washington: Identifying Mature and Old Forests in Western Washington and Identifying Old Trees and Forests in Eastern Washington, both written by Robert Van Pelt, PhD.

To find the best old-growth forest near you, you can check out John Bates’ book, "Our Living Ancestors: The History and Ecology of Old-growth Forests in Wisconsin (And Where to Find Them)." Editor's note: This story was originally published on .