Urban & Community Forestry

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: Linking Landscapes and Communities
Mark Benedict, Edward McMahon.  A wide-ranging primer advancing smart land conservation: large-scale thinking & integrated action to plan, protect and manage our natural & restored lands.  Provides the historical framework for the importance of greenways & green space networks, as well as practical advice on how to design & implement them.  Includes detailed case studies.  "From the individual parcel to the multi-state region, Green Infrastructure helps each of us look at the landscape in relation to the many uses it could serve, for nature and people, and determine which use makes the most sense." 7 x 10, 288p, 35 b&w photos, tables, figures, 2006.
G5584 paperback ..........US $40.00 CAN $52.95

DESIGNING GREENWAYS: Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People
Paul Cawood Hellmund, Daniel Somers Smith.  A classic explanation of how to design greenways to strengthen nature's infrastructure.  Brings together examples from ecology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology, and recreation design to illustrate how greenways function and add value to ecosystems and human communities alike.  Encompassing everything from urban trail corridors to river floodplains to wilderness-like linkages, the book is a fascinating introduction to the possibilities - and pitfalls - involved in these ambitious projects attempting to reconcile man and nature. 8-1/4 x 10-1/2, 252p, 50 photos, 70 figures, 13 tables, 2006.
D3255 paperback ..........US $43.00 CAN $56.95
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CORRIDOR ECOLOGY: The Science and Practice of Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation
Jodi Hilty, William Lidicker Jr., Adina Merenlender.  Presents guidelines that combine conservation science and practical experience for maintaining, enhancing, and creating connectivity between natural areas with an overarching goal of conserving biodiversity. It offers an objective, carefully interpreted review of the issues regarding connectivity and corridor design, planning & implementation.  A "one-of-a-kind resource" for those working to protect and restore landscapes & species diversity. 6 x 9, 328p, 50 figures, tables, charts, 2006.
C0965 paperback ..........US $37.50 CAN $48.95

NATURE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES: Habitat Protection and Land Use Planning
Chris Duerksen, Cara Snyder.  Details successful approaches to protecting biodiversity and natural areas in nine towns and communities across America.  Explores how these communities have implemented nature protection programs and the significant benefits these provide.  Examines: program structure and administration; land acquisition strategies and sources of funding; habitat restoration programs; social impacts; education efforts, and; overall results.  Will appeal to public officials, community activists, and anyone concerned with understanding and/or implementing local or regional biodiversity protection efforts. 8.5 x 10, 421p, tables, figures, 2005. 
N8656 paperback ..........US $55.00 CAN $71.95

COMMUNITIES AND FORESTS: Where People Meet the Land
Robert Lee, Donald Field, eds..  Offers a timely view of the changing face of forests and forestry in North America today.  In examining interactions between people and forests, the book shows that forests are as much a social institution as they are a biological resource.  Documents the shift from scientific to community forestry - foreseeing a future that will continue to be informed by science but shaped by community values.  Chapters highlight the complex issues surrounding community forestry, examine urban forestry, and much more.  From leading social scientists and policy professionals, a collection of insightful essays that will interest public and private land managers, and many in the fields of forestry, regional planning, parks & recreation, and others. 6 x 9, 288p, index, 2005.
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C0583 paperback .........US $29.95 CAN $39.95

Mary Duryea, Susan Vince, Annie Hermansen, Edward Macie.  Provides information, principles, tools, and case studies that enhance natural resource management, planning, and policy-making for the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) - the area where urban lands meet and interact with rural lands.  Demonstrates effective ways (including possible solutions) to address the challenges and opportunities associated with WUI issues as related to diminishing forestlands and natural vegetation areas.  A valuable resource for natural resource professionals and urban planners. 8-1/2 x 11, 320p, 151 b&w photos, 2004.
F6025 hardcover ..........US $172.95 CAN $240.95

Mark Baker, Jonathan Kusel.  Community forestry offers an alternative to current forestry practices, representing a new approach that focuses on sustaining both the health of forest ecosystems and the health and well-being of local communities and workers.  This book provides a critical examination and assessment of the community forestry movement and its future.  A reference for all those concerned with the health and well-being of ecosystems and communities. 6 x 9, 264p, 130 b&w historic photos, 1987, 2003.
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C9849 paperback ..........US $25.00 CAN $33.95

Sam Sherrill.  Explains the importance of harvesting urban trees and how to do so.  Case studies illustrate how some cities and counties have reduced waste through the use of urban timber for various public works projects and how independent tree services can convert and sell it to woodworkers.  Includes step-by-step instructions on felling, bucking, sawing, and drying timber.  A book addressing an increasingly difficult problem faced by many communities. 8 x 10-1/2, 200p, 95 color photos, charts, 2003.
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H6716 paperback ..........US $29.95 CAN $39.95

URBAN FOREST LANDSCAPES: Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Gordon Bradley, ed..  A resource that helps in understanding the ecological, institutional, and human issues at work in the urban landscape.  Examines the current state of knowledge and research, and how it is applied in the urban setting.  Discusses the evolution of urban forestry (cultural and environmental), as well as other key values and approaches.  A final section focuses on sustainability of urban forest landscapes, both conceptually and by presenting two practical case studies of managed forests in an urban environment.  A valuable reference on the subject. 7 x 10, 235p, 24 photos, 4 charts, index, 1995.
U4397 paperback ..........US $28.00 CAN $37.95
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Jane Silberstein, Chris Maser.  The first book to incorporate land-use planning with sustainability.  Reviews the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives.  Analyzes the results of these practices and suggests alternative methods for guiding and controlling the ways in which we modify the landscape.  Readers will discover an array of ideas for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land. 6-1/8 x 9-1/4, 232p, 2000.
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L3255 paperback ..........US $71.95 CAN $79.95

Gerald Gray, et al., eds..  The interdependence between healthy ecosystems and community well-being is the focal point of community-based ecosystem management (CBEM).  This book examines its emergence in the United States.  Provides a framework and practical examples readers can use to develop ecosystem management policies and processes that benefit their own community and its environment.  A valuable reference for those seeking to manage and maintain the ecosystems in their communities. 6 x 8-3/8, 447p, 2001.
U0813 paperback ..........US $79.95 CAN $111.95

William Honachefsky.  Provides “nuts & bolts” solutions for controlling urban sprawl, emphasizing the integration of federal, state, and local land use plans.  Discusses ecological resources and provides practical solutions that municipal planners can implement immediately.  Reviews the most recent scientific data, how to extract what is important, and how to apply it to the local land planning process (includes GIS).  A useful reference that makes the case for sound land-use policies that will reduce sprawl. 7 x 10, 272p, 83 line drawings, illustrations, tables, 1999.
E4065 paperback ..........US $125.95 CAN $175.95

MAKING COLLABORATION WORK: Lessons from Innovation in Natural Resource Management
Julia Wondolleck, Steven Yaffee.  Uses nearly 200 cases across the United States to offer an invaluable set of lessons on the role of collaboration in natural resource management and how to make it work.  Describes both the barriers that must be understood and overcome.  Presents themes that characterize successful efforts and details the specific ways that groups can use those themes to achieve success.  A valuable reference for those interested in pursuing a collaborative approach. 6 x 9, 280p, index, 2000.
M4626 paperback ..........US $33.00 CAN $42.95

PEOPLE AND FORESTS: Communities, Institutions, and Governance
Clark Gibson, Margaret McKean, et al., eds..  A book that explores the complex interactions between local communities and their forests.  Focuses on the rules by which communities govern and manage their forest resources.  Examines why some people use their forests sustainably while others do not.  Includes fieldwork case studies from developing countries.  A valuable reference that offers a sophisticated view of local forest management from which to develop policy options, while offering a better understanding of the linkages between residents, local institutions, and forests. 6 x 9, 298p, 22 b&w illustrations, 2000.
P1374 paperback ..........US $32.00 CAN $41.95

Cecil Konijnendijk, K. Nilsson, Th.B. Randrup, J. Schipperijn, eds..  Covers all aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing forests and trees in and near urban areas.  Begins with the concept of urban forestry in Europe, a history of urban forests and trees, urban forest resources and the benefits and uses of urban forests and trees.  Second section focuses on the more strategic aspects of accommodating the demands of the urban population, including policies and planning, design, public participation and partnerships.  Final section coverage includes: the establishment and selection of trees for urban uses; growing conditions; management; arboricultural practices, and; an overview of research and education in the field.  “…This is the first European reference book to treat urban forestry as serious field of knowledge in its own right…” – Arboricultural Journal.  A valuable reference for urban forest professionals. 6-1/2 x 9-1/4, 516p, 168 illustrations, 2005.
U126X hardcover..........US $319.00 CAN $440.95

THE URBAN FOREST: Comprehensive Management
Gene Grey.  The challenge of comprehensive urban forest management is to implement & operate a system that meets the needs of trees and related organisms, structures, and people.  This guide expands on five basic themes: consideration of the urban forestry environment; the essential elements of comprehensive management; recognition of the needs of the total urban forest; application of appropriate direct and indirect controls; and, the recognition that management requirements are interrelated and all operations must be consistent with long-range objectives. 6 x 9-1/2, 156p, 1995.
U2750 print-on-demand ..........US $284.95 CAN $341.99

Gene W. Grey, Frederick Deneke.  Provides an “intensive” overview of urban forestry.  Describes the role of trees in the well-being of urban society.  Includes the elements, management, and monetary values of the urban forest, municipal administration, programs, research, and the environment in which urban forestry operates. "...The book views its subject with the context of silviculture as well as from a multi-managerial approach that includes forest ecology, municipal watersheds, wildlife habitats, outdoor recreations and landscape design." 6 x 9, 316p, b&w photos, 1986, reprint 1992.
U7040 hardcover ..........US $61.95 CAN $79.95

URBAN FORESTRY: Planning and Managing Greenspaces (2/e)
Robert Miller.  As cities become larger and more complex, trees may exist in them through careful design, through poor design, or by accident.  Urban Forestry addresses how to carefully and successfully plan for and manage vegetation as part of an urban ecosystem.  Covers all aspects of the field, including the history and uses of urban vegetation, appraisal and inventories, the planning process, plus management and maintenance.  A valuable reference for students, urban foresters, greenbelt managers, as well as commercial and utility arborists. 6 x 9, 502p, b&w photos + illustrations, graphs, charts, 1998, 1997, reprint 2007.
U5104 paperback..........US $61.95 CAN $82.95
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John Kuser, ed..  A handbook encompassing all aspects of urban forestry - from legal, financial, and managerial matters to the fundamentals of planting, maintaining, and recycling trees and green areas in cities and towns in the Northeast and Middle-Atlantic regions.  Includes: planning and design; financing and budgeting; tree selection, planting and maintenance; integrated pest management of diseases and insects; managing for wildlife, and; more.  "No other book treats this region so comprehensively."  A resource for professionals in forestry, conservation, urban planning, and landscape architecture. 6-1/2 x 9-7/8, 476p, b&w photos, illustrations, 2000, 2006.
U1617 hardcover ..........US $289.00 CAN $398.95

GROWING GREENER: Putting Conservation into Local Plans and Ordinances
Randall Arendt.  Presents a new look at designing subdivisions while preserving green space and creating open space networks.  Offers a three-pronged strategy for shaping growth around a community’s special natural and cultural features.  A practical book explaining how resource-conserving development techniques can be put into practice.  Expands on Arendt’s earlier work, Conservation Design for Subdivisions (C4898, next). 8-1/2 x 11, 292p, photos, illustrations, 1999.
G7420 paperback ..........US $55.00 CAN $68.95

CONSERVATION DESIGN FOR SUBDIVISIONS: A Practical Guide to Creating Open Space Networks
Randall Arendt.  Describes a series of techniques that allows for land-conserving development in the design of new residential developments.  Promotes rearranging density so that only half (or less) of the buildable land is turned into houselots and streets, and homes are built in a less land-consumptive manner.  Includes model zoning and subdivision ordinance provisions that can help citizens and local officials implement these innovative design ideas. 8-1/2 x 11, 198p, color + b&w illustrations, figures, site plans, 1996.
C4898 paperback ..........US $55.00 CAN $68.95

VIEWS FROM THE ROAD: A Community Guide for Assessing Rural Historic Landscapes
David Copps.  A practical handbook to guide local land trusts, planning agencies, and other community groups in preparing inventories of rural historic resources based on scenic roads.  Provides a rational basis for land conservation efforts by integrating visual and aesthetic qualities of rural road corridors with the history of land use.  The book focuses primarily on two case studies, one in Georgia & Florida and one in Kentucky, and presents a grassroots methodology for: defining and determining visual resources creating data inventories through collection techniques conducting surveys to select, rank, and apply criteria for landscape classification determining protection options formulating corridor management plans. 11 x 8-1/2, 150p, photos, figures, 1995.
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V412X paperback ..........US $40.00 CAN $52.95

RECLAIMING THE COMMONS: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town
Brian Donahue.  A lively account of a community working to combat suburban sprawl, to protect a large part of the landscape as common land, and to enjoy the land productively in an ecologically sustainable way.  Based on the practical experience of one New England town, Weston, Massachuesetts.  Urges suburban environmentalists to go beyond preserving open space to actively engaging people with the places where they live. 6 x 9, 288p, 10 illustrations, 1999.
R9120 paperback ..........US $34.00 CAN $44.95
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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Studies in Economic, Environmental, and Cultural Revitalization
Marie Hoff.  An in-depth collection of eleven (11) international case studies of urban and rural communities (U.S. and abroad) that have adopted, or are working toward, harmonizing environmental sustainability with their economic and social development.  Each chapter includes a narrative of the strategies that led to revitalization and an analysis of strengths, limitations, and replicability of these methods and approaches.  In her conclusion, Hoff demonstrates that, in spite of differences in approach and varying degrees of success, the communities shared many similar principles and followed fundamental approaches to social change. 6-1/8 X 9-1/4, 264p, tables, 1998.
S1299 hardcover ..........US $87.95 CAN $122.95

GREEN URBANISM: Learning From European Cities
Timothy Beatley.  The first full-length book to explain what planners and local officials can learn from the sustainable city movement in Europe.  Includes creative ways of incorporating greenness into cities and ways of greening the many decisions of local government.  A useful reference and source of innovative and practical sustainable planning ideas. 6 x 9, 380p, figures, photos, 1999.
G6823 paperback ..........US $60.00 CAN $78.95


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