Managing Super-Old-Growth in the Fourth Dimension

Old growth redwoods, looking up

Three key factors make old redwood forests stable: topography, buffering marine influence and special species attributes. Active management may be required to maintain old growth redwood forests.

Presenter: 
Steve Norman
USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
USDA Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
Contributors: 

Producer - Michael Furniss
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

Video Length: 
40:22:00
Publication date: 
01/13/2010
Description: 

Presentation on how to manage old forests, including beautiful photos of redwood trees. Existing forest attributes resulted from specific histories, however active management may be required to maintain or generate desired elements.

You should gain an understanding of:: 

Old trees vs. old forests, and long term objectives for old forests.

Factors that promote stability: topography, buffering marine influence and special species attributes.

Changing fire regimes and fire management implications.

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