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Communicating old-growth forest management on the Allegheny National ForestAuthor(s): Brad Nelson; Chris Nowak; Dave deCalesta; Steve Wingate
Source: In: Communicating the role of silviculture in managing the national forests: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop. 1997 May 19-22; Warren, PA.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-238. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 85-89.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSuccessful communication of old-growth management, including the role of silviculture, is achieved by integrating as a working whole the topics addressed in this workshop. We have used research, technology transfer and adaptive management to achieve this integration on the Allegheny National Forest. Program success depends on scientists and practitioners working together. Scientists spend more time in joint technology transfer activities and helping practitioners implement operational-level trials of new silviculture, including co-development of inventory and monitoring plans. Practitioners too have increased technology transfer responsibilities. Practitioners must think more like researchers, conceiving and applying innovative management but also developing ways to monitor the effects of those treatments.
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CitationNelson, Brad; Nowak, Chris; Reitz, Scott; deCalesta, Dave; Wingate, Steve. 1997. Communicating old-growth forest management on the Allegheny National Forest. In: Communicating the role of silviculture in managing the national forests: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop. 1997 May 19-22; Warren, PA.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-238. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 85-89.
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