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    Author(s): Alicia N. Struckhoff; Douglas Wallace; Fred Young
    Date: 2017
    Source: In: Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Knapp, Benjamin O.; Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Stelzer, Henry E., eds. Proceedings of the 20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2016 March 28-April 1; Columbia, MO. General Technical Report NRS-P-167. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 72-76.
    Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Developing ecological sites in Missouri is a multiagency, multidiscipline effort led by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service. The methodology developed in Missouri has recently served as a model for ecological site development across the country and has aided in an initiative to accelerate the development of provisional ecological site descriptions nationwide in 5 years. Provisional ecological site concepts have been developed for the entire state; eight ecological sites have received additional field verification and review. Provisional ecological sites contain sufficient information for use in conservation planning and land management. Ecological site products include map services and reference documents that are available through federal Websites. Ecological site information is already being used by the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and additional partners to develop inventories, identify key communities, and recommend management actions.

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    Citation

    Struckhoff, Alicia N.; Wallace, Douglas; Young, Fred. 2017. Ecological sites: A useful tool for land management. In: Kabrick, John M.; Dey, Daniel C.; Knapp, Benjamin O.; Larsen, David R.; Shifley, Stephen R.; Stelzer, Henry E., eds. Proceedings of the 20th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2016 March 28-April 1; Columbia, MO. General Technical Report NRS-P-167. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 72-76.

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