Seven Core Principles Can Guide Restoration of Fire-prone Inland Pacific Landscapes
Forest Service scientists and collaborators focused on landscape-level prescriptions as foundational to restoration planning and execution. They offer seven core principles, which provide a solid framework for landscape restoration throughout the Inland Pacific. To restore key resilience characteristics to current landscapes, planning and management are needed at ecoregion, local landscape, successional patch, and tree neighborhood scales. Restoration that works effectively across ownerships and allocations will require active thinking about landscapes as socio-ecological systems that provide services to people within the finite capacities of ecosystems. This research can help managers and decisionmakers integrate current science into land use management and policy decisions that have broad implications for the future.
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