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— Wilderness is not enough:  conservation and restoration of the entire landscape is crucial

The theoretical background of Lomakatsi’s approach to restoration of the damaged lands, the “matrix” between the unlogged reserves, is laid out in this classic 1993 paper by the dean of old-growth forest scientists, Dr. Jerry Franklin, Professor of Ecosystem Analysis at the College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle Washington.

For more information on Dr. Franklin and his research, see his website at

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