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(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

Forest Canopy Gaps and Disturbance Agents in the Blue Mountains. 1994.

Principal Investigators: John Lundquist (Rocky Mountain Research Station), Sandra Martin (PNW Research Station, WSU), Jerry Beatty (USFS Region 6)

Other Partners: Malheur, Wallowa-Whitman National Forests


Mixed-conifer canopy gaps are the focus of this study, including their distribution, size, cause (anthropogenic or natural), and importance to wildlife species. Primary objective is to develop indices that describe canopy gaps at various scales, describe the relation between these indices and wildlife species composition, and then determine how management activities might produce particular canopy gap patterns, and hence influence wildlife.


Cost: BMNRI-15K; Total-30K


Products:

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