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Dynamic Forest : Man Versus Nature in the Boreal Forest (Paperback) (Malcolm F. Squires)

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Nearing the end of a lifetime in the boreal forest, a retired forester writes a passionate plea for rational, science-based forest management.

The boreal forest is constantly changing, often dramatically. We like to picture it as a stable, balanced system. Really, it is anything but stable. The boreal forest is dynamic.

For over sixty years, forester Malcolm F. Squires has seen mature forests within protected areas devastated by insects, moose, wind, and wildfire. While the forests often return from this destruction, they are never quite the same. A naturally balanced boreal forest is a human notion that does not match the reality of nature. If we don’t soon recognize and accept that reality and stop making irrational demands that a forest be “protected” from change or human management, we may be dooming them to disaster.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Political Science, Nature, Technology
Series Title: Point of View
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Malcolm F. Squires
Language: English
Street Date: September 19, 2017
TCIN: 52002982
UPC: 9781459739321
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-0827
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