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Silvicultural systems and cutting methods for old-growth spruce-fir forests in the central and southern Rocky MountainsAuthor(s): Robert R. Alexander
Source: General Technical Report RM-GTR-126. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 33 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionGuidelines are provided to help the forest manager and silviculturist develop even- and/or uneven-aged cutting practices needed to convert old-growth spruce-fir forests into managed stands for a variety of resource needs. Guidelines consider stand conditions, succession, windfall risk, and insect and disease susceptibility. Cutting practices are designed to integrate timber production with increased water yield, maintained water quality, improved wildlife habitat, and enhanced opportunities for recreation and scenic viewing.
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CitationAlexander, Robert R. 1986. Silvicultural systems and cutting methods for old-growth spruce-fir forests in the central and southern Rocky Mountains. General Technical Report RM-GTR-126. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 33 p.
Keywordssilvicultural systems, timber harvesting, forest resources, Picea engelmannii, Abies lasiocarpa
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