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I am looking at helping a friend do something permaculture like with some very steeply sloped land with trees, hills and valleys - not smooth, think lumpy.  There is lots of trees so I don't know how much can be done with big machinery either, unless trees were removed.

Does anyone have books, links or videos to recommend that might fit this situation? 

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J. Russel Smith's Tree Crops: A Permanent Agriculture would probably be worth a read.  maybe not exactly what you're looking for, though.
 
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Isn't that the kind of terrain that Sepp Holzer has?  In which case "Sepp Holzer, Rebel Farmer"
 
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one of Bill Mollison's phamplets (free online at scribs) that talks about islands and mountains has some good info for steep slopes..
 
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As a general reference for gardening in temperate forests: Edible Forest Gardens (in two volumes) by Dave Jacke with Eric Toensmeier is a great book. It applies best to zone 6 but is valid from around 4-8 in all forested areas. It concentrates mainly on the plant side of things, giving only a few indications on water flow control and saying almost nothing about animal husbandry. I think this is simply because the books were long enough already.
 
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Thanks everyone    I'm looking deeper into these resources to find specific ideas now.
 
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The natural way of farming by masanobu fukuoka explains a lot of the big picture of farming.
 
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