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Completed Research Projects

Clicking on one of the projects listed below will give you the title of the research project, principal investigators, a brief description, cost, products for finished work, and status for ongoing work. Cost is broken down into direct appropriated dollars (BMNRI), funds obtained from granting agencies, and total dollars. More detailed information about any of these projects, or about the research program in general, can be obtained by e-mail or by calling Jim McIver, Research Coordinator, at (541) 962-6528.

(March 1999 listing)


Agroforestry Practices and Their Relation to Riparian Areas
Blue Mountains Monitoring Framework
Deerhorn Fuels Reduction
Electronic (Fenceless) Livestock Control
Fire History in the Blue Mountains
Forest Canopy Gaps and Disturbance Agents in the Blue Mountains
Forest Service Employees Value Survey
Genesis Forest Health Demonstration
Limber Jim Fuels Reduction
Long-Term Trends in Blue Mountain Forests and Rangeland Conditions
Management Strategies to Improve Livestock Distribution in Riparian Ecosystems (Cattle Dispersion Study)
Northroad Stand Improvment
Public Acceptance of Alternative Fuels Reduction Methods
Synthesis and Research Framework
Wildfire and Breeding Bird Communities on Pine District

Deerhorn Fuels Reduction. 1994.

Principal Investigators: Loren Kellogg, Cameron Brown, Paul Adams, Bryan Hogervorst (OSU); Roger Ottmar, Bob Vihnanek, Evelyn Bull, Torolf Torgersen (PNW Station)

Other Partners: Louisiana Pacific, La Grande Ranger District, Eagle Trucking

Conducted on Louisiana-Pacific land near Ukiah, the Deerhorn Project focused on an evaluation of a cable yarding system on level ground in a lodgepole pine stand. Intermediate fuels (the predominant size class) were significantly reduced by cable yarding, which caused less soil disturbance than typical with a skidding system (see Hogervorst & Adams 1995--comparison of Deerhorn with conventional systems on RY Timber and Boise Cascade lands near Enterprise). Effects on ants and pileated woodpecker foraging will be described in a future document. Economically, the operation was a narrow success, through the production of both saw logs and chips. Knowledge gained at Deerhorn is currently being transferred to the replicated Limber Jim project.

Cost: BMNRI-5K; Total-125K


  • Brown, C.; Kellogg, L. 1996. Harvesting economics and wood fiber utilization in a forest health project: a case study in Eastern Oregon. Forest Products 46(9): 45-52.
  • Kellogg, L.; Brown, C. 1996. Using a single-grip harvester and skyline yarding system in a forest health improvement application. In: Proceedings 1995 Cofe Conference, Cashiers, North Carolina. Pages 130-142.
  • McIver, J, et al. 1995. Deerhorn fuels reduction: economics and environmental effects. BMNRI-TN-06.
  • Torgersen, T.; McIver, J. The effect of fuel reduction on log-dwelling ants. BMNRI-TN.

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