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The forest ecosystem of southeast Alaska: 7. Forest ecology and timber management.Author(s): Arland S. Harris; Wilbur A. Farr
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-025. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 116 p
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionLarge-scale use of the timber resource of southeast Alaska began in 1953 after long efforts to establish a timber industry. Development and present status of the industry and present management of the timber resource are summarized, stressing the biological basis for timber management activities in southeast Alaska today. Ecological and silvicultural considerations related to timber harvest, reforestation, and stand development are discussed. Published and unpublished information are brought together. Current management practices are discussed as a basis for a better understanding of how this information can be helpful in managing the timber resource and to point out where research is needed.
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CitationHarris, Arland S.; Farr, Wilbur A. 1974. The forest ecosystem of southeast Alaska: 7. Forest ecology and timber management. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-025. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 116 p
KeywordsAlaska, silvicultural characteristics timber management planning, succession, timber, logging operations (general)
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