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Forest and Stream Management in the Oregon Coast Range

Stephen D. Hobbs, John P. Hayes, Rebecca L. Johnson, Gordon H. Reeves, Thomas A. Spies, John C. Tappeiner II and Gail E. Wells

8-1/2 × 11 inches. Illustrations. Color and B&W photographs. Maps. Graphs. Tables. Bibliography. Index. 320 pages.

2002. ISBN 978-0-87071-544-0. Hardcover, $39.95.

The Oregon Coast Range is an area that contains a diversity of plant and animal life and a wealth of natural resources. However, faced with a growing population and increasing demands on these resources, land managers today feel the need for new policies and practices aimed at ensuring their sustainability. Until recently there has been little scientific knowledge upon which to base these new approaches.

In 1987 a major cooperative research effort called the Coastal Oregon Productivity Enhancement (COPE) Program was launched to fill this void. Forest and Stream Management in the Oregon Coast Range is the capstone of this effort and the synthesis of years of collaborative research.

The book's ten chapters, written by scientists from leading research institutions, offer a thorough grounding in Coast Range geophysical processes, plant community ecology and dynamics, fisheries, wildlife, forest diseases, silviculture, and timber harvest operations. The book also describes a variety of management strategies and practices appropriate to the area and discusses the social and economic dimensions of sustainable management.

Unlike other books dealing with natural resource management, this volume focuses exclusively on the Oregon Coast Range, an area of singular ecological assets and high economic importance. This has allowed the authors to provide specific and detailed information about the Coast Range and its particular resources and challenges.

Written primarily for managers and resource specialists, the book will also appeal to resource scientists, forest landowners, the conservation community, and university students interested in forestry, fisheries, and wildlife sciences.

Coastal Oregon Productivity Enhancement Program

This book is a result of the Coastal Oregon Productivity Enhancement (COPE) Program, a cooperative research and education effort between federal and state agencies, the forest products industry, city, county, and tribal governments, and small woodland owners.

From 1987 to 1999, COPE sponsored 60 studies involving 130 researchers from 14 organizations and produced more than 300 publications.

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