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Working Paper 16: Snags and Forest Restoration

Lowe, K. (2006) Working Paper 16: Snags and Forest Restoration. Working Paper. NAU Ecological Restoration Institute.


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Standing dead trees, also known as snags, are an important component of a thriving forest ecosystem. They are an essential part of the nutrient cycling process and provide crucial wildlife habitat for many species of animals. Although some may consider snags unsightly, they are a natural part of the decomposition process and may be one of the most important legacies of a forest (Tinker and Knight 2004). This publication presents an overview of snags and their relationship to ecosystem health and wildlife habitat, guidelines for maintaining snags in restoration areas, and additional information about how snags affect the level of fire hazard.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
ID number or DOI: 16
Keywords: ERI Library, working paper, Ecological Restoration, Snags
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 01:58
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1321

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