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The Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute: partnerships that demonstrate the role of silviculture in forest management

by J. McIver and A. Youngblood


The research program of the Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute (BMNRI) aims to understand the economics and ecological effects of current forest management practices. In forest systems, this amounts to silvicultural research. We describe how the BMNRI fosters partnerships to carry out and showcase silvicultural research that leads to information that allows assessment of economic/environmental tradeoffs. We also describe how partnerships are fostered not only to undertake research, but to encourage adaptive management. The BMNRI fulfills a unique role as a facilitator of relationships among managers, scientists, and the public, and has a structure ideal for demonstrating the role of silviculture in forest management.

US Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station, Blue Mountains National Resources Institute
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