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    Author(s): R.O. Curtis; A.B. Carey
    Date: 1996
    Source: Journal of Forestry. 94(9): 4-7, 35-37
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    The Douglas-fir region of western Washington and Oregon and coastal British Columbia contains the most productive forestlands in North America. Yet disagreement among user groups and conflicting goals, policies, and laws have nearly paralyzed timber management on federal lands and greatly increased costs and complexity of management on nonfederal lands. Constructive compromise among competing interests is needed. Most private and state lands and some portion of federal lands will have timber production as a major objective for the foreseeable future. To accommodate this objective, we need to provide sustainable production of timber while minimizing conflicts with other forest values. Extended rotations combined with certain other practices to promote nontimber values can be valuable tools in efforts to achieve this objective (Wiegand et al. 1994).

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    Curtis, R.O.; Carey, A.B. 1996. Timber supply in the Pacific Northwest: managing for economic and ecological values in Douglas-fir forest. Journal of Forestry. 94(9): 4-7, 35-37

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