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The Resource Forest dreams, forest nightmares : the paradox of old growth in the Inland West, Nancy Langston

Forest dreams, forest nightmares : the paradox of old growth in the Inland West, Nancy Langston

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Forest dreams, forest nightmares : the paradox of old growth in the Inland West
Title
Forest dreams, forest nightmares
Title remainder
the paradox of old growth in the Inland West
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Langston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Across the inland West, forests that once seemed like paradise have turned into an ecological nightmare. Fires, insect epidemics, and disease now threaten millions of acres of once-bountiful forests. Yet no one can agree what went wrong. Was it too much management - or not enough - that forced the forests of the inland West to the verge of collapse? Is the solution more logging, or no logging at all? In this gripping work of scientific and historical detection, Nancy Langston unravels the disturbing history of what went wrong with the western forests, despite the best intentions of those involved. Focusing on the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington, she explores how the complex landscapes that so impressed settlers in the nineteenth century became an ecological disaster in the late twentieth. Federal foresters, intent on using their scientific training to stop exploitation and waste, suppressed light fires in the ponderosa pinelands. Hoping to save the forests, they could not foresee that their policies would instead destroy what they loved. When light fires were kept out, a series of ecological changes began. Firs grew thickly in forests once dominated by ponderosa pines, and when droughts hit, those firs succumbed to insects, diseases, and eventually catastrophic fires
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Langston, Nancy
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Weyerhaeuser environmental books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Forest policy
  • Forest reserves
  • Forest ecology
  • Blue Mountains (Or. and Wash.)
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Forest ecology
  • Forest policy
  • Forest reserves
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
Label
Forest dreams, forest nightmares : the paradox of old growth in the Inland West, Nancy Langston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-357) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / William Cronon -- Place and Ecology -- Before the Forest Service -- The Feds in the Forests -- Making Sense of Strangeness: Silvics in the Blues -- Liquidating the Pines -- Animals: Domestic and Wild Nature -- Fire -- Restoring the Inland West -- Conclusion: Living with Complexity
Control code
ocm47008715
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 368 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295989686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct9cvv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47008715
Label
Forest dreams, forest nightmares : the paradox of old growth in the Inland West, Nancy Langston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-357) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / William Cronon -- Place and Ecology -- Before the Forest Service -- The Feds in the Forests -- Making Sense of Strangeness: Silvics in the Blues -- Liquidating the Pines -- Animals: Domestic and Wild Nature -- Fire -- Restoring the Inland West -- Conclusion: Living with Complexity
Control code
ocm47008715
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 368 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295989686
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct9cvv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47008715

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