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
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,
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.