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    Author(s): David Burton
    Date: 2004
    Source: In: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Eskew, Lane G., compilers. 2004. Silviculture in special places: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop; 2003 September 8-11; Granby, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-34. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 164-170
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Developing consistent inventory and assessment protocols is important to people working on aspen issues in California and Nevada. Efforts have focused on identifying key indicators of ecological condition within aspen stands. The protocols have incorporated a range of factors that create or affect those indicators. Resulting ecological assessments conducted through the protocols describe stand structure, indicate unique stand management conditions, and record factors that might be putting stands at risk. Protocols for determining ecological condition were developed and field-tested by review groups in 2002. To date, units from seven state and federal agencies have collected data using the same protocols and field form.

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    Burton, David. 2004. Development of a protocol for the ecological assessment of a special species. In: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Eskew, Lane G., compilers. 2004. Silviculture in special places: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop; 2003 September 8-11; Granby, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-34. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 164-170

    Keywords

    aspen stands, consistent inventory, assessment protocols, ecological condition

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