Forest Health : Moving Beyond Rhetoric to Restore Health Landscapes in the Inland Northwest
Wildlife Society Bulletin
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.
DellaSala, D., Olson, D., Barth, S., Crane, S. and Primm, S. Forest health : moving beyond rhetoric to restore health landscapes in the inland Northwest. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 23(2): 346-356.