Conservation and management of natural resources have begun to take account of a larger view in which populations, species, and ecosystems are connected across landscapes. After reading this chapter, you should understand:
- What ecological services are provided by landscapes of various kinds.
- What is the landscape context for conservation and management of forests and parks.
- What are the basic principles of forest management, including its historical context.
- What roles parks and nature preserves play in the conservation of wilderness.