Riparian and aquatic habitats of the Pacific Northwest and southeast Alaska
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Riparian and aquatic habitats of the Pacific Northwest and southeast Alaska ecology, management history, and potential management strategies by Fred H. Everest

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station in Portland, OR .
Written in English


  • Riparian ecology -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Riparian ecology -- Alaska, Southeast.,
  • Aquatic habitats -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Aquatic habitats -- Alaska, Southeast.,
  • Riparian areas -- Northwest, Pacific -- Management.,
  • Riparian areas -- Alaska, Southeast -- Management.,
  • Forest management -- Environmental aspects -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Forest management -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska, Southeast.

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Management of riparian habitats is controversial because land use policies have historically emphasized economic values (e.g., timber production) at the expense of ecological and social values. Attempting to manage these valuable resources to attain the greatest combination of benefits has created a long-term controversy that continues to the present. Our analysis indicates that at mid to large spatial scales, healthy riparian ecosystems and land management activities are not mutually exclusive, but the degree of compatibility is determined by policy decisions based on competing demands and pressing timelines as well as available scientific knowledge. Current management schemes on federal lands in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are appropriately addressing large spatial scales and incorporating the principles of disturbance ecology. We found no scientific evidence that either the default prescriptions or the options for watershed analysis in the Northwest Forest Plan and Tongass Land Management Plan provide more protection than necessary to meet stated riparian management goals. We believe that additional alternative riparian management strategies could be implemented and evaluated in concert to shorten the time needed to realize effective strategies that fully meet riparian management goals.

Edition Notes

StatementFred H. Everest and Gordon H. Reeves.
SeriesGeneral technical report PNW -- GTR-692., General technical report PNW -- 692.
ContributionsReeves, Gordon H., Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.)
LC ClassificationsQH104.5.N6 E83 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 130 p. :
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17726978M

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