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Selection criteria for forested natural areas in New England, USA

Author(s):

Marie-Louise Smith
David T. Funk

Year:

1994

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Source:

Natual Areas Journal. 14(4): 300-305.

Description

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.

Citation

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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