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Managing Super Old-Growth in the Fourth Dimension

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About The Presenter

Steve Norman, U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station, East Forest Threat Center, Asheville, NC

About This Presentation

Running time: 40 minutes and 22 seconds
Given: Redwood Sciences Lab, Arcata CA
Production by: M.J. Furniss and J. Guntle, Communications and Applications, PNW and PSW Research Stations

Topics covered:

  • Managing Super-Old-Growth in the fourth dimension
  • Acknowledgements
  • The Coast Redwood Range
  • Old Trees vs. Old Forests
  • Emmanual Fritz's Twelve-Hectare Overstory Age Structure
  • Cumulative Redwood Age Structure
  • Cumulative Age Structure
  • Long-Term Management Objectives?
  • How and Where Do We Work to Achieve Them?
  • Vegetational Inertia
  • Topographic Position
  • Drainage
  • Late Summer Solar Radiation
  • Topographic Integrated Moisture Index
  • Factors That Promote Stability
  • Fog Stratus
  • Special Species Attributes
  • Redwood Basal Sprouting
  • Postfire Canopy Recovery
  • Changing Fire Regimes: A Nonequilibrium Ecology
  • Traditional Equilibrium Model
  • Nonequilibrium Model
  • Fire Triangle
  • Fire Regime Triangle
  • Cultural Ignitions
  • Vegetation Dynamics
  • Tribal Dynamics
  • Methodological Uncertainties in Coast Redwood
  • Problematic Tree Rings
  • Canoe Fire: Humboldt Redwoods State Park
  • Healing Over a Cavity
  • Upland Sites (1700-1849)
  • Alluvial Sites (1700-1849)
  • Headwaters: Age Structure and Fire History
  • Headwaters: Douglas-fir Importance Value
  • Douglas-fir Canopy Cover
  • Headwaters: Increased Douglas-fir Overstory
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
  • Moisture Index/Distance Inland
  • Growing Season Fire Scar
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
  • Mill Creek Old Growth—1958
  • Fire Interval Range: 7 to 26 yrs
  • Complex Histories Typify Old Redwood Forests
  • How Coast Redwood Trees Die
  • Bark Consumption and a Small Cavity
  • Broad Cavities
  • Large Hallows
  • View Inside the Oven
  • How Coast Redwood Trees Die
  • Place-Specific Effects of Climate Change
  • Increased Importance of Nonfire Disturbance
  • Wind: A Surrogate for Fire in Old Growth?
  • Place-Specific Effects of Wind
  • Summary and Conclusions
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