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    Author(s): Lathrop P. Leonard; Daryl Van Dyke
    Date: 2012
    Source: In: Standiford, Richard B.; Weller, Theodore J.; Piirto, Douglas D.; Stuart, John D., tech. coords. Proceedings of coast redwood forests in a changing California: A symposium for scientists and managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-238. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. pp. 655-656
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    We used multi-return light detecting and ranging (LiDAR) to develop a costeffective method for describing forest conditions and prioritizing stands for treatment in over 14,000 ha of second-growth forests (11 to 85 years old) in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park (DNCRSP). DNCRSP consists primarily of redwood and Douglas-fir dominated forests with scattered tanoak dominated stands. Our objectives were to inventory and prioritize 30+ year old stands for treatment to promote growth and the development of late-seral conditions in overly dense stands.

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    Leonard, Lathrop P.; Van Dyke, Daryl. 2012. Prioritizing treatment of second-growth forests using LiDAR. In: Standiford, Richard B.; Weller, Theodore J.; Piirto, Douglas D.; Stuart, John D., tech. coords. Proceedings of coast redwood forests in a changing California: A symposium for scientists and managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-238. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. pp. 655-656.

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