Forest conservation


A Practical Handbook

Author: British Trust for Conservation Volunteers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946752331

Category: Forest conservation

Page: 205

View: 3908


Working with Your Woodland

A Landowner's Guide

Author: Mollie Beattie,Charles Thompson,Lynn Levine

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611680697

Category: Nature

Page: 302

View: 5900

A landowner's manual for forest management in New England
Sports & Recreation

The Wilderness Trapper - A Practical Handbook on Trapping in Western Canada

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446547655

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 6908

Originally published in 1924. A practical handbook by a veteran trapper with extensive experience in the wilds of Western Canad. Contents Include : The Conquest of the Wilds Outfitting the Wilderness Trapper Outfitting the Wilderness Trapper Continued Outfitting Continued Getting Ready for the Fur Harvest Trapping the Fox War on Wolves Trapping the Beaver How to Trap the Lynx Trapping the Marten and Fisher The Otter and the Wolverine The Bear Family The Muskrat Tracks and Tracking Grading and Caring For Fur Caring for the Trapper's Equipment. Illustrated with photos and drawings. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook

For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands

Author: William R. Jordan

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597262583

Category: Nature

Page: 495

View: 621

Prairies are among the most severely degraded ecosystems on the North American continent, with virtually no original prairie land extant in a pristine state. Because of the amount and severity of environmental damage visited upon them, prairies have become a proving ground for the fledgling craft of ecological restoration.The restoration of ecosystems is a practical science, with little theoretical knowledge available to guide the work of practitioners. Information is acquired primarily through an arduous process of trial and error, and the need for sharing information is immense. The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook is thus an essential contribution to the literature.The book is a hands-on manual that provides a detailed account of what has been learned about the art and science of prairie restoration and the application of that knowledge to restoration projects throughout the world. Chapters provide guidance on all aspects of the restoration process, from conceptualization and planning, to execution and monitoring. Chapters cover: conserving biodiversity restoring populations of rare plants plowing and seeding obtaining and processing seeds conducting burns controlling invasive plants animal populations monitoring vegetation and more Other resources include a key to restoration options that provides detailed instructions for specific types of projects and a comprehensive glossary of restoration terms. Appendixes present hard-to-find data on plants and animals of the prairies, seed collection dates, propagation methods, sources of seeds and equipment, and more.The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook is a state-of-the-art compendium that can serve a vital role as a sort of "parts catalog and repair manual" for the tallgrass prairies and oak openings of the Midwest. Written by those whose primary work is actually the making of prairies, it explores a myriad of restoration philosophies and techniques and is an essential resource for anyone working to nurture our once-vibrant native landscapes to a state of health.
Technology & Engineering

Woodland Management

A Practical Guide - Second Edition

Author: Chris Starr

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976182

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 3471

Now in full colour, this is the second edition of this highly acclaimed book. Woodland Management is essential reading for anyone with an interest in trees and woodlands, whether they simply enjoy walking in the woods, are considering buying woodland, or wish to gain a greater understanding of the history and management of Britain's woodland. The book begins with a look at how our woodlands have developed and a discussion of the different types of woodland, and then explores, in a non-technical way, all aspects of management. It considers: broadleaf and conifer woodlands; factors influencing the choice of tree species; surveying and mapping; the seasonal cycle and the operations that occur at different times of the year; conservation and biodiversity; planting new woodland; natural regeneration; coppicing; the types of site; ground preparation; protecting ancient trees; growing trees for timber; thinning and felling; methods of selling timber; generating revenue from timber production and other sources; the factors involved in buying and owning woodlands; where to find grants; how to write a management plan; who to contact for further information; and much more. An indispensable guide for all those interested in maintaining our rich woodland heritage. Now in full colour, this is the second edition of this highly acclaimed book, which is illustrated with 86 colour photographs and 37 diagrams.

Habitat Management for Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques

Author: Malcolm Ausden

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019856872X

Category: Nature

Page: 411

View: 828

This practical handbook describes the principles and techniques of managing and creating habitats worldwide including grasslands, forests, scrub, freshwater wetlands, coastal habitats, arable land, urban areas and gardens. Essential reading for conservation biologists and an invaluable resource for all those involved in conservation land management.

The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States

Author: Chris Helzer

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587299313

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 6040

Most prairies exist today as fragmented landscapes, making thoughtful and vigilant management ever more important. Intended for landowners and managers dedicated to understanding and nurturing their prairies as well as farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and all those with a strong interest in grasslands, ecologist Chris Helzer’s readable and practical manual educates prairie owners and managers about grassland ecology and gives them guidelines for keeping prairies diverse, vigorous, and viable. Chapters in the first section, "Prairie Ecology," describe prairie plants and the communities they live in, the ways in which disturbance modifies plant communities, the animal and plant inhabitants that are key to prairie survival, and the importance of diversity within plant and animal communities. Chapters in the second section, "Prairie Management," explore the adaptive management process as well as guiding principles for designing management strategies, examples of successful management systems such as fire and grazing, guidance for dealing with birds and other species that have particular habitat requirements and with the invasive species that have become the most serious threat that prairie managers have to deal with, and general techniques for prairie restoration. Following the conclusion and a forward-thinking note on climate change, eight appendixes provide more information on grazing, prescribed fire, and invasive species as well as bibliographic notes, references, and national and state organizations with expertise in prairie management. Grasslands can be found throughout much of North America, and the ideas and strategies in this book apply to most of them, particularly tallgrass and mixed-grass prairies in eastern North Dakota, eastern South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, eastern Kansas, eastern Oklahoma, northwestern Missouri, northern Illinois, northwestern Indiana, Iowa, southwestern Wisconsin, and southwestern Minnesota. By presenting all the factors that promote biological diversity and thus enhance prairie communities, then incorporating these factors into a set of clear-sighted management practices, The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States presents the tools necessary to ensure that grasslands are managed in the purposeful ways essential to the continued health and survival of prairie communities.

The Woodland Way

A Permaculture Approach to Sustainable Woodland Management

Author: Ben Law

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230094

Category: Nature

Page: 231

View: 6715


Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands

Author: G.P. Buckley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401123624

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 6757

Contributed to by leading experts, this book looks at the history of coppice woodlands, their physical environment, the different management techniques used and their effects on the flora and fauna. The implications of this for conservation is controversial and this is debated in a lively way in many of the chapters.

Owning and Managing Forests

A Guide to Legal, Financial, and Practical Matters

Author: Thomas J. McEvoy

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597262765

Category: Nature

Page: 328

View: 400

Owning and Managing Forests is both an accessible overview of the privileges, rights, and obligations that accompany forest ownership and a guidebook to help active forest owners and managers use laws to their advantage and avoid the pitfalls of expensive and exhausting litigation. The book is a revised, expanded, and updated edition of Legal Aspects of Owning and Managing Woodlands, published in 1998 by Island Press and named Best Forestry Book of the Year by the National Woodland Owners Association. This edition provides current information on recent changes in property, environmental, and tax laws, while also discussing new directions in forest management. It offers expanded treatment of topics including private property, searching property records, easements, estate planning, timber sale contracts, working with forestry professionals, and how to pass woodlands intact to future generations. The book also describes the many different facets of trusts, changes in forestland taxation methods, and new licensing and certification options. Included, too, is a section on avoiding disputes and how to use alternative dispute resolution methods to avoid costly, troubling, and time-consuming court battles. Owning and Managing Forests provides clear and concise descriptions of often confusing concepts and difficult subjects, and addresses issues in a competent yet conversational tone. Anyone involved with owning or managing forestland will find the book an essential guide and reference.

Woodland Conservation and Management

Author: George Peterken

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400948549

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 7859

Professor John Harper, in his recent Population Biology of Plants (1977), made a comment and asked a question which effectively states the theme of this book. Noting that 'one of the consequences of the development of the theory of vegetational climax has been to guide the observer's mind forwards', i. e. that 'vegetation is interpreted as a stage on the way to something' , he commented that 'it might be more healthy and scientifically more sound to look more often backwards and search for the explanation of the present in the past, to explain systems in relation to their history rather than their goal'. He went on to contrast the 'disaster theory' of plant succession, which holds that communities are a response to the effects of past disasters, with the 'climax theory', that they are stages in the approach to a climax state, and then asked 'do we account most completely for the characteristics of a population by a knowledge of its history or of its destiny?' Had this question been put to R. S. Adamson, E. J. Salisbury, A. G. Tansley or A. S. Watt, who are amongst the giants of the first forty years of woodland ecology in Britain, their answer would surely have been that understanding lies in a knowledge of destiny. Whilst not unaware of the historical facts of British woodlands, they were preoccupied with ideas of natural succession and climax, and tended to interpret their observations in these terms.
Technology & Engineering

Common Sense Forestry

Author: Hans W. Morsbach

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1931498210

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 229

View: 529

Common Sense Forestry relates thirty years' experience of an environmentally conscious woodland owner. Much of the book is devoted to starting a forest and how to maintain it. It answers such questions as: What seedlings to buy? Should your forest be monoculture or a mixed forest? What is the payback for planting and maintaining a forest? Is seeding a good way to start a forest? What kind of seeds work best? Does it pay to hire a consultant? What should he/she do for you? Does it pay to do much maintenance in your forest? How should I prune? Is timberland improvement worthwhile? How, when and whether to thin? How to herbicide and when? Can the damage done to nature by chemicals be justified by the benefits to your seedlings? What are the economics of woodland ownership? Although intended for private woodland owners, the book is used as a classroom text in universities. The book is more practical than technical, yet still imparts knowledge of basic forestry, explaining terms such as succession and shade tolerance and how to apply these concepts in practice. Even sophisticated concepts are covered in plain, non-technical terms.
Tree planting

Tree Planting and Aftercare

A Practical Handbook

Author: British Trust for Conservation Volunteers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946752256

Category: Tree planting

Page: 134

View: 6223

Body, Mind & Spirit

Wylundt's Book of Incense

Author: Wylundt,Steven R. Smith

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877288695

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

View: 1293

A complete how-to book for making your own incense. Discusses the various types of incense, gives instructions for making it, drying and storing it, working with liquids, censers, and charcoal. Includes recipes for herbal, magical,and planetary incense, plus instructions for psychic protection, renewal, strength, divination, compassion, and much more!
Technology & Engineering

Caring for Small Woods

Author: Ken Broad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134180691

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 233

View: 1935

Complete with information on buying and selling woods, useful contact addresses and a glossary of terms, Caring for Small Woods will prove the indispensable handbook.

The Practical Naturalist

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756673291

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 3146

This book is designed to bring a few green shoots into what are quite dull, gray times. The natural world is on your doorstep whether you live in the heart of a concrete jungle, by the sea, on top of a mountain, or in a cottage in the woods. The Practical Naturalist is about giving you the wherewithal to explore that natural world. It will be inspirational, informative, and educational-it aims to inspire you to get out there and experience the wonders of the world around you, inform you by showing you what you can discover in each habitat and also give you tips on how to conserve it. Each section (habitat) will have three strands: 1 Informative section will tell you all you need to know about that particular habitat, bringing it to life in an evocative way. These spreads will also have boxes on the science and ecology of the habitat, and key practical aspects (such as how to read tide tables). The accompanying artwork style will retain that personal feel-not cold and clinical, but as if newly sketched (while still showing and telling you what you need to know). 2 Catalog section will show you what you'll see in that habitat-snapshots of groups of species belonging to a particular place to help you identify what you might see. For example, this section might show a collection of objects you'd find on a beach in New England. However, while it's specific, it's also generic, since you'd find similar things on any beach from Reykyavik to Rio. 3 The practical part: These are the elements that show you what to do in each habitat-a selection of projects that allow you to engage with the environment, without intruding. This section is specially photographed for the book, and might show a pond or sea water sample, a mask that allows you to view the underwater world, or a simple birdhouse for your backyard.
Sports & Recreation

The Netball Handbook

Author: Jane Woodlands

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736062657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 237

View: 8129

Netballers at all levels are seeking an edge over their opponents in their quest to perform to their potential. The Netball Handbook is the most comprehensive, contemporary resource available to aid in that endeavour. This complete guide begins by covering essential netball skills such as body control and movement, ball handling, shooting, attacking, and defending before presenting the ever-evolving tactical concepts of the game. Add to that dozens of drills; chapters on physical conditioning, mental training, and teamwork; and tips from some of the game's brightest stars, and you have the blueprint for individual and team success at your fingertips. Whether you play or coach, veteran coach Jane Woodlands' insights and expertise are just what you need to bridge the gap between good and great. Use The Netball Handbook to move fluently, pass precisely, score successfully, and defend deftly every time on the court.
Technology & Engineering

The Woodlot Management Handbook

Making the Most of Your Wooded Property for Conservation, Income Or Both

Author: Stewart Hilts,Peter Mitchell,Ann-Ida Beck

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554075539

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

View: 8127

Describes how to develop woodland properties into spaces that can help the environment and become a potential source of income.
Dry stone walls

Dry Stone Walling

A Practical Handbook

Author: Alan Brooks,Sean Adcock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946752195

Category: Dry stone walls

Page: 159

View: 7299