Five years after the first edition of Landscape Restoration Handbook was published, its natural landscaping and ecological restoration techniques have become standard-and successful-practice throughout the nation.
Now, the Landscape Restoration Handbook: Second Edition substantially widens the scope of the original work. Approximately 250 pages larger than the first edition, new and expanded chapters offer guidance on:
Development of natural landscaping and ecological restoration programs
Education, regional planning, and increased biological diversity
Ecological communities species listings
Scientific and common plant names associated with ecological communities
Nurseries that propagate and sell native plants throughout the United States
Naturalization has proven to be a "win-win" situation all around. Monetary costs that landowners are saving on maintenance and chemicals also translates to environmental benefits for the greater community.
Landscape and golf course architects, urban planners, horticulturists, golf course superintendents and consultants have already put the Landscape Restoration Handbook to the test. Let the Second Edition bring you up-to-date on the numerous benefits of naturalization.
Table of Contents
Naturalizing the Managed Landscape
Greenlinks. Principles for Maintaining and Restoring Natural Diversity. Principles and Practices of Natural Landscaping. Principles and Practices of Ecological Restoration. Natural Regions of the United States and Their Dominant Ecological Communities Ecological Restoration Types. Bibliography. Appendix A: Natural Regions and Dominant Ecological Communities. Appendix B: Ecological Restoration Types. Appendix C: Woody and Herbaceous Plant Matrices. Appendix D: Nursery Sources for Native Plants and Seeds. Appendix E: Ecological Restoration Resources (Consultants, Natural Heritage Programs, Organizations, and Web Sites). Appendix F: Regulatory Considerations for Restoring Wetlands.
"…concise and valuable as a basic reference source."
--E-STREAMS, Vol. 3, No. 4
"The Landscape Restoration Handbook provides a summary of information not now available in a single volume. This is a useful reference work directed at an audience of both professionals and nonprofessionals...
"The authors are to be commended for putting considerable ecosystem restoration information together in one volume. Landscape managers will find this a welcome addition to their bookshelves."
-Restoration Ecology, March 1994
[Review quote added 12/08/99]
"...a fabulous resource for applied ecologists, restorationists, and landscape architects, would also be an excellent introduction and source book on restoration ecology for college students...The authors are well-reputed restorationists, conservation biologists, and ecosystem geographers. They draw their principles and theories from community and landscape ecology as well as conservation biology."-J. Silbernagel, Washington State University