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RMRS-GTR-55: Modeling large woody debris recruitment for small streams of the Central Rocky Mountains


Bragg, Don C.; Kershner, Jeffrey L.; Roberts, David W. 2000. Modeling large woody debris recruitment for small streams of the Central Rocky Mountains. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-55. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 36 p.

As our understanding of the importance of large woody debris (LWD) evolves, planning for its production in riparian forest management is becoming more widely recognized. This report details the development of a model (CWD, version 1.4) that predicts LWD inputs, including descriptions of the field sampling used to parameterize parts of the model, the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the model's structure, and a case study of CWD's application to a stream in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Keywords: riparian, FVS, CWD, spruce-fir, old-growth, dead wood, disturbance, management


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Title: RMRS-GTR-55: Modeling large woody debris recruitment for small streams of the Central Rocky Mountains
Electronic Publish Date: December 11, 2007
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