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    Author(s): William B. LeakMariko Yamasaki; Marie-Louise Smith; David T. Funk
    Date: 1994
    Source: Natual Areas Journal. 14(4): 300-305.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The selection of forested natural areas for research and educational purposes is discussed. Five factors are important: sufficient size; representation of typical communities and sites; documented disturbance histories; acceptable current condition in terms of age, tree size, and successional stage; and administrative feasibility.

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    Leak, William B.; Yamasaki, Mariko; Smith, Marie-Louise; Funk, David T. 1994. Selection criteria for forested natural areas in New England, USA. Natual Areas Journal. 14(4): 300-305.

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