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Enhancement techniques

Enhancement techniques - additional practices Many...

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Enhancement techniques Many different methods designed to enhance or manage resources (plus others that may lead to enhancement as byproduct) For example, methods documented by Peacock & Turner (2000) that were used among Interior Salish tribes include: replanting pruning & coppicing partial removal (e.g., tree bark) pest removal rotating of harvesting areas (multi-annual cycle) This list is quite surprising, since it applies to a non-agricultural (hunting-gathering) society (native to southern interior of what is now British Columbia, Canada), and focuses almost completely on plants; agricultural and pastoral societies have
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Unformatted text preview: additional practices Many enhancement methods = disturbance regimes of moderate intensity & frequency Ecologists have documented that such "intermediate disturbance regimes" result in high levels of biodiversity, both at the species level within patches (by keeping succession going) and at the landscape level (by creating a patch mosaic of different successional stages) As Peacock & Turner (2000:164-5) note: “The key to use of disturbance regimes in promoting biodiversity is regulating the intensity and frequency of the disturbance events…. Traditional landscape management…resulted in intermediate levels of disturbance.”...
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