George E. Gruell is a retired wildlife biologist for the U.S. Forest Service. He has published widely on vegetation succession, wildlife habitat and fire ecology in the West and has pioneered the use of repeat photography for recording ecological changes over time.
Sherman Swanson is a range and riparian specialist for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Service and associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.
“This book is very timely and thought-provoking. Anyone interested in wildlife populations, wildlife habitat and natural resource management needs to read it,” said Ken McAdoo, a specialist in rangeland resources with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Service in Elko County. “Because some of the topics are so controversial — for example, the benefits and impacts of wildfires and livestock grazing — readers will be challenged to think deeply about the ecological relationships and processes we see unfolding in our landscapes.”
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