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New Management Technique Offers Promise for Longleaf Pine Forests and Beyond

Snapshot : SRS researchers and partners developed a new technique for managing longleaf pine forests called the Proportional-B (Pro-B) Method. Results show forest personnel can easily learn and apply Pro-B and achieve desired outcomes in the forest.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Brockway, Dale 
Research Location : nationwide
Research Station : Southern Research Station (SRS)
Year : 2010
Highlight ID : 293

Summary

SRS researchers and partners developed a new technique for managing longleaf pine forests called the Proportional-B (Pro-B) Method. Results show forest personnel can easily learn and apply Pro-B and achieve desired outcomes in the forest. This new method makes uneven-aged management more cost-effective and more accessible. SRS scientists believe Pro-B could revolutionize the way foresters manage forests in the future. By developing new uneven-aged management approaches, Station scientists are increasing the number of options available to forest managers involved in restoring and sustaining longleaf pine ecosystems.

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  • Resource Management and Use
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