Ponderosa : people, fire, and the West's most iconic tree / Carl E. Fiedler and Stephen F. Arno.Material type: TextPublisher: Missoula, Montana : Mountain Press Publishing Company, Copyright date: ©2015Description: x, 260 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 23 cmISBN: 0878426388; 9780878426386Subject(s): Ponderosa pine | Forests and forestry -- Fire management -- West (U.S.) | Forest restoration -- West (U.S.) | Forests and forestry -- Fire management -- West (U.S.)LOC classification: SD397.P6115 | F52 2015Online resources: Miller Library review
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. I. 1. A tale of two forests -- 2. Indians in the pines -- 3. Pioneers in the pines -- 4. A special tree -- 5. Forests born of fire -- 6. Crusaders against fire -- 7. Advocates for burning -- 8. Logging legacy : from clearfelling to clearcutting -- 9. Loving the forests to death -- 10. Forests under siege : from megafires to bark beetles -- Megafires : an autopsy -- Bark beetles -- 11. Restoration: is it too late? -- Restoration meets collaboration -- 12. Protecting a home and its forest -- Creating a firewise homesite -- Safeguarding your forest -- Epilogue : Ponderosa, people, and fire : the future -- pt. II. Ponderosa pine on and off the beaten path -- Arizona -- California -- Colorado -- Idaho -- Montana -- Nebraska -- Nevada -- New Mexico -- North Dakota -- Oklahoma -- Oregon -- South Dakota -- Texas -- Utah -- Washington -- Wyoming -- British Columbia -- Scientific names of plants and animals mentioned in the text.
The authors recount the history of humans among the ponderosa pines, the historical role of fire, how and why the forest has changed and what people can do to restore the forest to its former glory. Part 2 features a richly illustrated guide to 64 special ponderosa places scattered across the West.