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    Author(s): Claudia M. Regan; Wayne D. Shepperd; Robert A. Obedzinski
    Date: 1995
    Source: In: L.G. Eskew, comp. Forest health through silviculture: proceedings of the 1995 National Silviculture Workshop, Mescalero, New Mexico, May 8-11, 1995. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-267. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station: 183-194
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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    We used the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) and GRAFM graphics display to investigate conditions associated with the stability of an old-growth stand and to evaluate the potential for two managed stands of contrasting but representative conditions to develop structures similar to the old-growth stand. Simulations indicate that the example old-growth stand can retain old-growth characteristics for up to 100 years in the absence of catastrophic disturbance. Modeling also indicated that silvicultural intervention could enhance the future old-growth potential of the two managed stands.

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    Regan, Claudia M.; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Obedzinski, Robert A. 1995. Application of the Forest Vegetation Simulator in evaluating management for old-growth characteristics in southwestern mixed conifer forests. In: L.G. Eskew, comp. Forest health through silviculture: proceedings of the 1995 National Silviculture Workshop, Mescalero, New Mexico, May 8-11, 1995. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-267. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station: 183-194

    Keywords

    forest management, simulation, forest health, mixed conifer forests, old-growth forests, vegetation, stand characteristics, Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)

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