You are here

Keyword: utilization

Wood wastes and residues generated along the Colorado Front Range as a potential fuel source

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Throughout the United States there is interest in utilizing renewable fuel sources as an alternative to coal and nat-ural gas. This project was initiated to determine the availability of wood wastes and residues for use as fuel in ce-ment kilns and power plants located along the Colorado Front Range.

Skyline logging productivity under alternative harvesting prescriptions and levels of utilization in larch-fir stands

Publications Posted on: January 04, 2012
Larch-fir stands in northwest Montana were experimentally logged to determine the influence of increasingly intensive levels of utilization upon rates of yarding production, under three different silvicultural prescriptions. Variables influencing rate of production were also identified.

Logging residues in principal forest types of the Northern Rocky Mountains

Publications Posted on: January 04, 2012
An estimated 466 million ft 3 of forest residue material (nonmerchantable, 3 inches diameter and larger) is generated annually in the Northern Rocky Mountains (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming). Extensive studies of residues in the major forest types show a considerable portion is suited for various products. The lodgepole pine type has the greatest potential for increased residue utilization.

Identifying markets for pinyon pine in the Four Corners Region

Publications Posted on: October 31, 2008
A search for opportunities to use pinyon pine is currently being conducted at Colorado State University by the Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program as part of an effort to improve financial feasibility of forest restoration and hazardous fuel reduction work in pinyon-juniper stands. The properties of pinyon wood reveal that it is suitable for a range of traditional and value-added products.

Vision of the U.S. biofuel future: a case for hydrogen-enriched biomass gasification

Publications Posted on: April 16, 2008
Researchers at the Forest Product Laboratory (FPL) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) envision a future for biofuels based on biomass gasification with hydrogen enrichment. Synergisms between hydrogen production and biomass gasification technologies will be necessary to avoid being marginalized in the biofuel marketplace. Five feasible engineering solutions have been suggested for this synergism.

Managing coarse woody debris in forests of the Rocky Mountains

Publications Posted on: October 24, 2006
Recommendations for managing coarse woody debris after timber harvest were developed for 14 habitat types, ranging from ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) habitat types of Arizona to subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) habitat types of western Montana. Ectomycorrhizae were used as a bioindicator of healthy, productive forest soils.

Managing grazing of riparian areas in the Intermountain Region

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2006
Concern about livestock grazing in riparian habitats and its effect upon riparian-dependent resources has resulted in numerous controversies about the appropriate management approach. This document provides guidance for grazing of riparian areas in a manner that should reduce both nonpoint source pollution and potential grazing impacts on other riparian-dependent resources.

Response of mountain meadows to grazing by recreational pack stock

Publications Posted on: June 21, 2006
Effects of recreational pack stock grazing on mountain meadows in Yosemite National Park were assessed in a 5-year study. Yosemite is a designated wilderness, to be managed such that its natural conditions are preserved.