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Bottomland hardwood restoration in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: Looking past the trees to see the forest

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L.H. Fredrickson, S.L. King, and R.M. Kaminski

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Abstract

Planned restoration of bottomland hardwoods is important to adequately address negative consequences resulting from the severe loss and fragmentation of forested wetlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Reforestation efforts have been promoted through government initiatives of state and federal agencies (e.g. Wetland Reserve Program) and private conservation groups. To clarify discussions of forested wetland restoration, we offer definitions of reforestation and restoration, review historic reforestation practices, identify additional needs, and propose a conceptual framework to assist in future reforestation efforts. Future reforestation efforts should include: (1) comprehensive planning among participating agencies, (2) standardized documentation of methods, and (3) short-term and long-term monitoring protocols that permit refinement of methodologies. Implementation of these concepts will promote cooperative planning among participants and facilitate research to evaluate bottomland hardwood restoration efforts.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Bottomland hardwood restoration in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: Looking past the trees to see the forest
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Missouri-Columbia
Publisher location:
Puxico
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
xiv, 542
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Ecology and Management of Bottomland Hardwood Systems: the state of our understanding: a symposium, March 11-13, 1999, Memphis, TN
First page:
519
Last page:
532