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The Colville - Rocky II Timber Sale

The Gotchen Late Successional Reserve Study

Assessing the Need, Costs, and Potential Benefits of Fuels Reduction Treatments



Synthesis of Western Hemlock Wood Product Recovery Study Data

Using Sawing Simulation Technology to Evaluate Softwood Log Processing

Estimating Western Hemlock Lumber Recovery and Quality from Historical Data

Simulating the volume and quality of wood produced under an ecologically sustainable landscape management plan in the Oregon Cascade Mountains


Young Growth and Small Diameter

Lumber Recovery from Small Diameter Ponderosa Pine from Flagstaff, Arizona

Lumber Recovery from Young-Growth Western Hemlock and Sitka Spruce in Southeast Alaska

Aiding ecosystem treatments of dense small diameter stands on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Using Inventory Data to Define and Locate Stands of Small-Diameter Timber in the Inland West



Using Financial Analysis to Assess the Feasibility of Implementation of Ecosystem Management

Alaska Softwood Market Arbitrage


Insect Depredation

Beetle-killed spruce on the Kenai peninsula, Alaska


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