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    Author(s): Susan L. Stout
    Date: 2019
    Source: 2017 Sept. 20-22; Clarion, PA. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-186. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 146 p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    This report represents proceedings of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters training session titled "SILVAH: 50 Years of Science Management Cooperation." This meeting celebrated a unique and long-lasting community of practice that includes forest and natural resource managers and scientists. SILVAH originated in northwestern Pennsylvania in the late 1960s. Over time, the research results, shared efforts, and training sessions led to decision support software and all became known as SILVAH, and the geographic range of the community expanded. This published proceedings includes 12 papers that describe the origins and early history of the community of practice, the current state of science and management guidelines as presented at the conference, as well as a paper that explores the factors that contributed to its long-term success.

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    Stout, Susan L., ed. 2019. SILVAH: 50 years of science-management cooperation, Proceedings of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters training session; 2017 Sept. 20-22; Clarion, PA. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-186. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 146 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/ NRS-GTR-P-186

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    Keywords

    SILVAH, silviculture, science-management cooperation, Allegheny hardwoods, mixed oak forests, white-tailed deer, herbicides, wildlife habitat, decision support, plant habitat, carbon sequestration and storage, sugar maple decline, forest health, forest vegetation management

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