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Author Best, Constance.

Title America's private forests: status and stewardship / Constance Best and Laurie A. Wayburn
Published [United States] : Island Press : Made available through hoopla, 2013
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Summary Nearly 430 million acres of forests in the United States are privately owned, but the viability, and indeed the very existence, of these forests is increasingly threatened by population growth, sprawling urbanization, and patchwork development. Scientists, policymakers, and community leaders have begun to recognize the vital role of private forests in providing society with essential goods and services, from sustainable timber supplies to clean water. Yet despite the tremendous economic and ecological importance of private forests, information about their status and strategies for their protection have been in short supply. America's Private Forests addresses that shortcoming, presenting extensive data gathered from diverse sources and offering a concise overview of the current status of privately owned forests in the United States. As well as describing the state of private forests, the book sets forth detailed information on a wide range of approaches to conservation along with an action agenda for implementing those strategies likely to be most effective. Based on extensive research of existing literature as well as interviews and consultation with leading forestry and conservation experts, America's Private Forests is a unique sourcebook that offers a solid basis for discussion of threats to private forests along with an invaluable compendium of potential solutions. It will serve as an invaluable reference for those working to conserve and steward forest resources, including forest owners and their consultants, conservation organizations, and agency personnel, as well as researchers and students involved with issues of forestry, biodiversity, land use, and conservation
Subject Electronic books.
Forest conservation -- United States.
Forest management -- United States.
Forest policy -- United States.
Forests and forestry -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Wayburn, Laurie A.
ISBN 1597268364 (electronic bk.)
9781597268363 (electronic bk.)
OTHER TI hoopla (Digital media service)