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Ecophysiology as a tool for evaluating invasive-plant based bioenergies: physiological and ecological case-studies of Arundo donax and Elaeagnus angustifolia
In recent years, environmental and social pressures have fostered the development of biomass based energies. Development of `ideal' biomass feedstocks has led to characterizations of physiological traits that are similar to many of the physiological traits that typify number of invasive grasses. This has led to controversy ...
Planning for small forest landscapes: facilitating the connection between people and nature
A significant area of forest land in the United States is held by a diverse group of people known by the US Forest Service as family forest owners. Surveys reveal that family forest owners own forest land for a variety of reasons including scenery, nature protection, recreation, privacy, timber production, family legacy, and ...
Firewood Extraction as a Catalyst of Pine-Oak Forest Degradation in the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico
I examined the impact of firewood extraction on the degradation of an oak–pine forest in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. The study site, Lázaro Cárdenas, is a 1702 ha community–managed forest (i.e. <italic>ejido</italic>) supporting 1177 indigenous Tzotzil people. The <italic>ejido</italic> owns and actively manages the ...
Reforesting surface coal-mined land using Douglas-fir seedlings in Washington State
The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 regulates the reclamation of surface-mined land in the United States. It uses a performance bond program to ensure sufficient resources to reclaim lands after mining. In the Appalachian region, the Forestry Reclamation Approach has led to successful reforestation of ...
Stakeholder Attitudes Toward Forest-Residual Based Biofuels in Washington State
Residual-based biofuels potentially provide a renewable and technically feasible route of mitigating negative effects of climate change. Washington State is uniquely placed to develop biofuels given its abundance of woody biomass as feedstock. Forest residuals provide an excellent use of otherwise overly abundant forest fire ...