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The Forest Landscape Restoration Handbook

Handbook / Manual
A key resource for restoration ecology

Series: The Earthscan Forest Library (formerly The Earthscan Forestry Library)

By: Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken (Editor), Stewart Maginnis (Editor), Alastair Sarre (Editor)

175 pages, illustrations, maps, tables

Earthscan

Paperback | Jun 2008 | #173513 | ISBN-13: 9781844075843
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Hardback | Dec 2007 | #158880 | ISBN-13: 9781844073696
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About this book

The Forest Landscape Restoration Handbook, written by leading international authorities is the first comprehensive, practical treatment of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR). As an approach to conservation, FLR provides a complementary framework to sustainable forest management and the ecosystem approach in landscapes in cases where forest loss has caused a decline in the quality of ecosystem services. The main aim of FLR is not to re-establish pristine forest, even if this were possible, rather the objective is to strengthen the resilience of landscapes and thereby keep future management options open. It also aims to support communities as they strive to increase and sustain the benefits they derive from the management of land.

The Forest Landscape Restoration Handbook has been written by a team of experts from a wide variety of institutions coordinated by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN). It explains the FLR concept and describes its main elements in chapters on adaptive management, landscape mosaics, landscape dynamics, stakeholder approaches, the identification of site-level options, hands-on site-level forest restoration and rehabilitation strategies, scenario modelling, and monitoring and evaluation.

The result is by far the most comprehensive, practical and easy-to-understand treatment of FLR yet written and is an indispensable handbook for practitioners in all aspects of forestry and natural resource management.

"This book has been written by a team of experts from a wide variety of institutions [...] The result is by far the most comprehensive and easy to understand treatment of FLR yet written."
- Achim Steiner (Director General, IUCN) and Manoel Sobral Filho (Executive Director, ITTO), from the Preface

"Authored and collected by leading international authorities in the field of forestry, is the first comprehensive, practical treatment of Forest Landscape Restoration ( FLR). An indispensable, easy-to-read handbook for practitioners in all aspects of forestry and natural resource management."
- Bois et Forets des Tropiques

"This book does an admirable job in threading the fine line between maximizing forest economics and ecosystem services. It is a must read and a good basic primer for anyone involved in decisionmaking regarding forest landscape restoration including politicians and judges."
- Journal of Forestry


Contents

- Introduction
- What is FLR and how does it differ from current approaches?
- Building support for FLR
- Applying an adaptive management approach in FLR
- Understanding the landscape mosaic
- Understanding forest landscape dynamics
- Applying a stakeholder approach in FLR
- Identifying site-level options
- Site-level restoration strategies for degraded primary forest
- Site-level strategies for managing secondary forests
- Site-level rehabilitation strategies for degraded forest lands
- Site-level strategies for restoring forest functions on agricultural land
- Scenario modelling to optimize outcomes
- Monitoring and evaluating site-level impacts
- Getting started

Bibliography
Glossary
Index


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Biography

Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken is a freelance researcher/writer specializing in conservation and sustainable development issues. Stewart Maginnis is Head of IUCN's Forest Conservation Programme. Alastair Sarre is Editor and Communications Manager at ITTO

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