Be Guided by the Landscape (Analog Forestry Principle #7)

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A short presentation on Analog Forestry principle #7 - Be guided by the landscape. The presentation outlines the methods and usefulness of this principle. It is especially informative in …

A short presentation on Analog Forestry principle #7 - Be guided by the landscape. The presentation outlines the methods and usefulness of this principle. It is especially informative in understanding what "landscape" is.

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  • 1. Total Ecosystem Management Understanding Landscape AF Principle 7
  • 2. On technological ‘development • Clearly, there is something about technology that does not like that which is not itself • Yet it is not a necessary condition, this unfriendliness to the land The Lagoon Cycle 1985.
  • 3. Landscape • " a heterogeneous land area composed of a cluster of interacting ecosystems that is repeated in similar form throughout. Landscapes vary in size down to a few kilometers in diameter. The process of landscape development or formation results from three mechanisms operating within a landscape's boundary: specific geomorphological processes taking place over a long time, colonization patterns of organisms, and local disturbances over a shorter time". (Foreman and Godron ,1986). • To this, the addition of the biodiversity component provides greater utility in management decisions. Thus the identity of all components, in terms of Anthropogenic and or Natural is also important
  • 4. Landscape Relations
  • 5. Abiotic elements natural and anthropogenic
  • 6. Open land, natural and anthropogenic
  • 7. Forest, natural and anthropogenic
  • 8. Principle 6 Reduce ratio of external energy in production Tea, as a production system, industrial and analog
  • 9. Regeneration, natural and anthropogenic
  • 10. Analog design on the left (90% exotic species) mimics the natural forest on the right( 100% native species) with added aesthetic considerations
  • 11. Landscape elements
  • 12. AF Principle 7 Be guided by landscape needs • All farming land will be a part of a natural landscape. The boundaries of which are often set by definition. A common criterion to delineate a landscape is on a watershed basis. Once identified, each landscape can be divided into various replicating systems, such as open fields, tree covered, homesteads, roads, streams etc. A landscape will often have many vegetation components ranging from tree crops to open land. The patches of remnant vegetation often being the only habitat left for native biodiversity. • In design, a recognition of the value of hierarchical structuring using abiotic, biotic, native and cultural subsystems provides a framework for landscape planners and developers. • Placement of species in recharge and discharge areas.