Forest Landscape Restoration in Context

Forest Landscape Restoration in Context


This book chapter describes the need for improved management of reforestation projects and affirms the value of a landscape-based approach.

Conclusions & Takeaways

In many cases, restoration projects attempt to establish trees for either social, economic, or conservation approach; the narrowness of these approaches often lead to controversy. Instead, the authors recommend a broader approach such as those being considered by governmental and nongovernmental institutions such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). They recommend broad-scale planning within an ecoregion where priority landscapes can then be identified for conservation efforts. Restoration efforts need to improve ecological and biodiversity functions as well as social and economic functions. Hence, the authors assert that individual sites can have different purposes, but if planned strategically within a landscape and then within an ecoregion, projects can restore a multifunctional landscape.



Dudley N, Mansourian S, Vallauri D. Forest Landscape Restoration in Context. In: Forest Restoration in Landscapes. Forest Restoration in Landscapes. Springer-Verlag; Submitted:3–7. doi:10.1007/0-387-29112-1_1.


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