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    Author(s): Mark J. TweryPeter D. KnoppScott A. Thomasma; Donald E. Nute
    Date: 2012
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-86. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 728 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Description

    This is the reference guide for NED-2, which is the latest version of NED, a forest ecosystem management decision support system. This software is part of a family of software products intended to help resource managers develop goals, assess current and future conditions, and produce sustainable management plans for forest properties. Designed for stand-alone Windows-based personal computers, NED-2 integrates a variety of forest management tools into a single environment. These tools include databases, growth and yield models, wildlife models, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization tools, and others. The software is distributed with an online help system and a user's guide http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/39537/. This reference guide provides more detailed explanations of the models, equations, and rules that underlie the software. NED-2 software can be downloaded from http://nrs.fs.fed.us/tools/ned/products/ned2/.

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    Citation

    Twery, Mark J.; Knopp, Peter D.; Thomasma, Scott A.; Nute, Donald E. 2012. NED-2 reference guide. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-86. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 728 p.

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    decision support, forest management, software, silviculture, multiple benefits, eastern North America

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