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Managing organic debris for forest health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needsAuthor(s): Chris Schnepf; Russell T. Graham; Sandy Kegley; Theresa B. Jain
Source: Moscow, ID: University of Idaho, Pacific Northwest Extension. 60 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionForest organic debris includes tree limbs, boles (trunks), needles, leaves, snags, and other dead organic materials. It ranges in amount and composition depending on a forest's history, tree species, condition, and age. In the Inland Northwest (Idaho, western Montana, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington) there is a lot of discussion and concern about removing organic debris from forests.
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CitationSchnepf, Chris; Graham, Russell T.; Kegley, Sandy; Jain, Theresa B. 2009. Managing organic debris for forest health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needs. Moscow, ID: University of Idaho, Pacific Northwest Extension. 60 p.
Keywordsorganic debris, forest health
- Attributes of down woody materials in hardwood forests of the Eastern United States
- Managing coarse woody debris in forests of the Rocky Mountains
- Physical consequences of large organic debris in Pacific Northwest streams.
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