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    Author(s): James F. Weigand; A. Lynn Burditt
    Date: 1992
    Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-510. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 17 p
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Timber sales offered at the Blue River Ranger District since the 1988 introduction of management for stand structural retention were studied to describe and quantify, where possible, economic implications of that management. Values for the potential lumber from merchantable green trees ranged from $102 to $1114 per acre among the harvest units surveyed thus far. Protecting residual stand structure by not broadcast burning created an average savings of $237 per unburned acre. When postsale snag creation was necessary to meet stand prescription requirements, average topping cost per tree was $44.50 in 1989 but dropped to $32.50 in 1990. Declines in revenues from future firewood sales may result from retention of stand slash and down wood. Administrative costs for the USDA Forest Service and logging costs for contractors have not been detailed. Response by bidders to sales with more than 2.0 million board feet of timber has not significantly changed since management for residual stand structure was introduced. Concerns that management for structural retention might reduce timber supplies for the wood products industry and timber revenues for the Forest Service have not been borne out thus far.

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    Weigand, James F.; Burditt, A. Lynn. 1992. Economic implications for management of structural retention on harvest units at the Blue River Ranger District, Willamette National Forest, Oregon. Res. Note PNW-RN-510. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 17 p


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    Timber harvests, stand structure, retention, green trees, snags, down wood, Willamette National Forest

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