United States Department of Agriculture
A series of syntheses were commissioned by the USDA Forest Service to aid in fuels mitigation project planning. This synthesis focuses on collaboration research, and offers knowledge and tools to improve collaboration in the planning and implementation of wildland fire and fuels management projects. It covers a variety of topics including benefits of collaboration,...
The concept of place is introduced and an orientation to place literature is provided. Following the introduction, an overview is given of the papers in this special issue of Forest Science. The papers included in this issue were presented at the 2000 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management in Bellingham, Washington.
This handout provides cooperators and high fire-risk communities in the Applegate Valley, Oregon examples of steps to take to increase wildfire preparedness.
The distribution of Minnesota's commercial forest land among ownership classes has remained stable between 1962 and 1977. This note summarizes commercial forest ownership data by Forest Survey Unit for 1962 and 1977 and presents more detailed area statistics for Minnesota's 17 northern countries.
Reviews research evaluation techniques in a variety of fields an assesses the usefulness of various approaches or combinations of approaches for forestry research evaluation. Presents an evaluation framework that will help users develop an approach suitable for their specific problem.
Methods for calculating tree biomass are outlined, and the biomass on commercial forest land is estimated for 11 north-central states. Tree biomass in the North Central Region totals 3.6 billion tons, or 50 tons per commercial forest acre. For all species, total tree biomass is concentrated in growing-stock boles.
Reviews opportunities for treatment of timber stands in Minnesota for the decade of 1977-1986. Under the assumptions and management guides specified, 27% of Minnesota's commercial forest land would require timber harvest or some other form of treatment during the decade.
Residents of northern Wisconsin identified functional communities--geographic areas in which people share perceptions of and relationships to forests and natural resources. Functional communities are a useful concept for displaying social information for forest management and planning.
Live tree biomass estimates are presented for five counties of northeastern Minnesota. Tree biomass is given in green tons for forest types and species groups.
This handout provides cooperators and high fire risk communities in the area of Palm Coast, Florida examples of steps to take to increase wildfire preparedness.
Research evaluation is a relatively recent endeavor in forestry economics. This workshop represents most of the current and recently completed studies available in this subfield of forestry and evaluation. Also included are discussions of scientists and policymakers concerning the uses of forestry research evaluations, evaluation problems encountered, solutions...
Provides view of the timber supply potential for Michigan during the period 1981-2010. Forest management areas and timber volume statistics are presented for each survey unit in the state.
Missouri's third Forest Survey showed an 11% decline in commercial forest area between 1959 and 1972. Most of this land was converted to nonforest uses, primarily pasture. Of the land that remained classified as commercial forest, 75% underwent little or no treatment between surveys.
Includes predicted yields based on two sets of cutting prescriptions in northern Minnesota. Indicates that given a specific set of assumptions, average annual growing-stock removals for the decade 1977-1986 would be from 69% to 124% higher than 1976 growing-stock removals.
This handout provides cooperators and high fire risk communities in Spearfish, South Dakota and the Northern Black Hills examples of steps to take to increase wildfire preparedness.
Provides a view of management opportunities of eastern South Dakota commercial forest land during the decade 1980-1989. Discusses harvest, timber stand improvement, and restocking opportunities.
The fourth inventory of the timber resource of Michigan's Northern Lower Peninsula Survey Unit shows a 4% decline in commercial forest area and a 38% gain in growing-stock volume between 1966 and 1980. Presented are highlights and statistics on area, volume, growth, mortality, removals, utilization, and biomass.
Provides a summary of recommendations relating to the evaluation of the socioeconomic impacts of ecosystem management.
Summarizes the shortcomings of current natural resource accounting systems, outlines some of the features needed, and proposes an accounting framework that would help integrate economic and ecological factors. Such a system of forest resource accounting is urgently needed to achieve the sustainable goals of ecosystem management.
Reports the results of a survey of 1,809 Forest Service employees to obtain their views about the Agency's mission and program direction.