Publication Series Definitions
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GTR - General Technical Reports - Information of a technical nature, but not an original report; computer programs, annotated bibliographies, and so forth. For researchers, resource managers, and general forestry public.
P - Proceedings - Compilations of articles resulting from scientific or policymaking meetings. Information may be technical or essay in nature. For forestry technicians / practitioners, landowners, homeowners, and general public.
RB - Resource Bulletins - Economic information or permanent value on timber and other forest resources or their utilization. For scientists and resource managers.
RN - Research Notes - Observational information on new techniques or instruments, especially of how-to-do-it type or incidental discovery. For scientists and resource managers.
RP - Research Papers - Results, analyses, and conclusions of formal studies or experiments. For scientists and resource managers.
HT - How-To Leaflets - Practical information in a simple, readable form, usually responding to a specific need or problem. For forestry technicians / practitioners, landowners, homeowners, general public.
Unnumbered Publications - Nontechnical information that does not become part of forestry literature, such as publications lists, facilities brochures, and forest guides. For any Forest Service audience, depending on subject matter.