Title

Forest Health : Moving Beyond Rhetoric to Restore Health Landscapes in the Inland Northwest

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Wildlife Society Bulletin

Publication Date

1995

Volume

23

Issue

2

First Page

346

Last Page

356

Abstract

It is argued that the scope of the forest health debate in the northwestern USA should be expanded beyond just the health and marketability of trees. Ecological generalizations and misconceptions that have been used to support the current forest health assumptions and to guide policy development are discussed. Management techniques are recommended for the appropriate use of forest health treatments, e.g. thinning, controlled burning, salvage felling, and a comprehensive land management strategy is proposed which addresses a broad range of issues.