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    Operability is the relative ease or difficulty of managing or harvesting timber because of physical conditions in the stand or on the site. Using data collected during standard statewide forest inventories, we developed a method for classifying timber by operability class based on seven operability components.

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    Spencer, John S. Jr.; Hansen, Mark H.; Jakes, Pamela J. 1986. A method for estimating operability and location of the timber resource. Research Paper NC-273. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station


    management opportunities, Minnesota, forest inventory, prime forest land

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