Restoration for the future: Setting endpoints and targets and selecting indicators of progress and success

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  • Authors: Dey, Daniel C.; Schweitzer, Callie Jo; Kabrick, John M.
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
  • Source: In: Groninger, John W.; Holzmueller, Eric J.; Nielsen, Clayton K.; Dey, Daniel C., eds. Proceedings, 19th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2014 March 10-12; Carbondale, IL. General Technical Report NRS-P-142. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 19.

Abstract

Setting endpoints and targets in forest restoration is a complicated task that is best accomplished in cooperative partnerships that account for the ecology of the system, production of desired ecosystem goods and services, economics and well-being of society, and future environments. Clearly written and quantitative endpoints and intermediary targets need to be defined to manage restoration of ecosystem structure, composition, function, and production. Selecting indicators of key ecosystem attributes that are linked to endpoint and target condition, function, sustainability, health, integrity, resilience, and production is important to monitoring restoration success.

  • Citation: Dey, Daniel C.; Schweitzer, Callie Jo; Kabrick, John M. 2014. Restoration for the future: Setting endpoints and targets and selecting indicators of progress and success. In: Groninger, John W.; Holzmueller, Eric J.; Nielsen, Clayton K.; Dey, Daniel C., eds. Proceedings, 19th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2014 March 10-12; Carbondale, IL. General Technical Report NRS-P-142. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 19.
  • Posted Date: January 13, 2015
  • Modified Date: January 13, 2015
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