The presentations at this symposium discussed concepts of ecosystem management and sustainability as viewed by various levels of government and private land managers. The theme was to integrate ecology, silviculture, forest operations, wood products, and economics to find ways to develop healthy…
Keywords: Silviculture, Wood products, Forest management, Production
Source: (General technical report FPL ; GTR-100):vi, 98 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Using an ecosystem approach to forest management will change silvicultural practices, thus requiring utilization options to provide revenue and to help offset the costs of the silviculture treatments. The Forest Service, university cooperators, and several industry mills in the southern, western,…
Keywords: Wood utilization, Forest management, Silviculture, Forestry practice, Economics, Wood utilization research, Wood Utilization Options for Ecosystem Management
Source: Role of wood production in ecosystem management : proceedings of the Sustainable Forestry Working Group at the IUFRO All Division 5 Conference, Pullman, Washington, July 1997. Madison, Wis. : USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 1997. General technical report FPL ; GTR-100.:p. 31-36.
Squirrel communities simultaneously composed of abundant populations of Glaucomys, Tamias, and Tamiasciurus are: (1) a result of high production of seeds and fruiting bodies by forest plants and fungi and complexity of ecosystem structure, composition, and function; (2)…
Keywords: Biocomplexity, Forest ecology, Glaucomys, Silviculture, Tamias, Tamiasciurus, Squirrels
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 152: 13-30.
The silviculture of mixed conifer forests in eastern Oregon and Washington is described. Topics discussed include ecological setting, damaging agents, silviculture, and management. The relevant literature is presented, along with unpublished research, experience, and observations. Research needs…
Keywords: Silviculture, mixed stands, coniferae, timber management, regeneration (stand), eastern Oregon, eastern Washington
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-121. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 70 p
There are many types of controls or reference conditions for silvicultural experiments. The most basic are pretreatment records of composition and structure, but such data provide little information about response to treatment compared to natural developmental and disturbance patterns. Ideally,…
Keywords: Silviculture, experimental control, old growth, benchmark
Source: In: Proceedings, Society of American Foresters 2003 national convention; 2003 October 25-29; Buffalo, NY. Bethesda, MD: Society of American Foresters: 344-349.
In the West, thinning and partial cuttings are being considered for treating millions of forested acres that are overstocked and prone to wildfire. The objectives of these treatments include tree growth redistribution, tree species regulation, timber harvest, wildlife habitat improvement, and…
Keywords: Silviculture, forest management, prescribed fire, selection, forest fuels, crown fire
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-463. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 27 p
The influence of both aerial and ground-based harvesting on functions of forested floodplains of low-order streams was studied during a two-year period. The study sites were associated with low-order, blackwater streams with infertile and primarily organic soils. Responses to harvesting were…
Keywords: Wetland forests, Silviculture, Impacts
Source: Forest Ecology and Management 90 (1997) 217-224
Modeling silviculture after natural disturbance to maintain biodiversity is a popular concept, yet its application remains elusive. We discuss difficulties inherent to this idea, and suggest approaches to facilitate implementation, using longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) as an example. Natural…
Keywords: Disturbed forests, Ecological disturbance, Silviculture, Biodiversity, Prescribed burning, Pinus palustris
Source: Forest ecology and management. Vol. 155 (2002).:p. 347-356.
This issue of Notes For Forest Managers provides a concise summary of important silvical characteristics of Missouri's bottomland trees. It focuses on species adaptations to or tolerances of, environmental and site conditions. It is a compilation of information from seven different references cited…
Keywords: Bottomland forests, Forest trees, Silviculture, Shade, Light regime, Longevity, Lifespan, Growth rate, Seed dispersal, Reproductive behavior, Flooding tolerance, Missouri
Source: Notes for forest managers. No. 5 (May 2001).: p.
Research that defines the role of fire in upland red oak-pine ecosystems in central Ontario is being conducted by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Silviculture program. Site-specific fire histories are being developed that document fire frequency, fire behavior, fire effects on forest regeneration and…
Keywords: Fire, history, Ontario, oak, Silviculture, oak regeneration
Source: Forest Research Note. Issue 54. 1996. pp. 1-4