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Demonstration of Ecosystem Management Options Study

Resource Management
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Pacific Northwest
Research Station
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Pacific Northwest Research Station
Demonstration of Ecosystem Management Options
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Portland, OR 97208-3890

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Overview of the DEMO

As societal perceptions of the role of federal forests have changed, so have strategies for managing these forests. The DEMO experiment arose in response to a need to formally evaluate the silvicultural and ecological tradeoffs, as well as the social perceptions, of new approaches to forest management—in particular, the retention of live trees at varying levels and spatial patterns. Here we provide a brief overview of the history and evolution of the DEMO study, the experimental design, and the major areas of investigation.

Aerial view of DEMO Study forest, 15% Aggregated forest in background.

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