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RMRS-P-61: Integrated management of carbon sequestration and biomass utilization opportunities in a changing climate: Proceedings of the 2009 National Silviculture Workshop; 2009 June 15-18; Boise, ID

Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T.; and Sandquist, Jonathan, tech. eds. Integrated management of carbon sequestration and biomass utilization opportunities in a changing climate: Proceedings of the 2009 National Silviculture Workshop; 2009 June 15-18; Boise, ID. Proceedings RMRS-P-61. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 351 p.

Forests are important for carbon sequestration and how they are manipulated either through natural or human induced disturbances can have an effect on CO2 emissions and carbon sequestration. The 2009 National Silviculture Workshop presented scientific information and management strategies to meet a variety of objectives while simultaneously addressing carbon sequestration and biomass utilization. The focus areas were: the role of climate change in science and management; silvicultural methods to address carbon sequestration and biomass utilization; alternative silvicultural strategies to address the growth and development of forests; and current applications of computer simulation models or modeling techniques designed to provide decision support.

Keywords: silviculture, carbon sequestration, climate change, forest management

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Theresa B. Jain
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Part 1: Climate Change in Science and Management

Cecil D. Andrus
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Ecosystem Services and Climate Change: Understanding the Differences and Identifying Opportunities for Forest Carbon
Robert L. Deal, Crystal Raymond, David L. Peterson, and Cindy Glick
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Integrating Climate Change Considerations into Forest Management Tools and Training
Linda M. Nagel, Christopher W. Swanston, and Maria K. Janowiak
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Part 2: Carbon Sequestration and Biomass Utilization

Carbon Concentrations and Carbon Pool Distributions in Dry, Moist, and Cold Mid-Aged Forests of the Rocky Mountains
Theresa B. Jain, Russell T. Graham, and David Adams
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Carbon Benefits from Fuel Treatments
Jim Cathcart, Alan A. Ager, Andrew McMahan, Mark Finney, and Brian Watt
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Forest Biomass and Tree Planting for Fossil Fuel Offsets in the Colorado Front Range
Mike A. Battaglia, Kellen Nelson, Dan Kashian, and Michael G. Ryan
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To Manage or not to Manage: The Role of Silviculture in Sequestering Carbon in the Specter of Climate Change
Jianwei Zhang, Robert F. Powers, and Carl N. Skinner
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Estimating Long-Term Carbon Sequestration Patterns in Even- and Uneven-Aged Southern Pine Stands
Don C. Bragg and James M. Guldin
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The Role of Forests in Energy and Climate Change - Integrating Objectives
Dave Atkins
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The Forest-Bioenergy-Carbon Connection
Jay O'Laughlin
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Biomass Utilization Opportunities to Achieve Diverse Silvicultural Goals
Barry Wynsma and Christopher R. Keyes
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Emissions, Energy Return and Economics from Utilizing Forest Residues for Thermal Energy Compared to Onsite Pile Burning
Greg Jones, Dan Loeffler, Edward Butler, Woodam Chung, and Susan Hummel
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Can Portable Pyrolysis Units Make Biomass Utilization Affordable While Using Bio-Char to Enhance Soil Productivity and Sequester Carbon?
Mark Coleman, Deborah Page-Dumroese, Jim Archuleta, Phil Badger, Woodum Chung, Tyron Venn, Dan Loeffler, Greg Jones, and Kristin McElligott
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Ethanol Production from Woody Biomass: Silvicultural Opportunities for Suppressed Western Conifers
Andrew Youngblood, Junyong Zhu, and C. Tim Scott
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Part 3: Alternative Silvicultural Strategies

Estimating Site Index from Tree Species Composition in Mixed Stands of Upland Eastern Hardwoods: Should Shrubs be Included?
W. Henry McNab
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Consistent Definition and Application of Reineke's Stand Density Index in Silviculture and Stand Projection
John D. Shaw and James N. Long
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The role of strategic forest inventories in aiding land management decision-making: Examples from the U S Forest Inventory and Analysis Program
W. Keith Moser, Renate Bush, John D. Shaw, Mark H. Hansen, and Mark D. Nelson
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Variable-Density Thinning for Parks and Reserves: An Experimental Case Study at Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California
Christopher R. Keyes, Thomas E. Perry, and Jesse F. Plummer
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Site Quality Changes in Response to Slash Retention and Prescribed Fire in Thinned Ponderosa Pine Forests
Matt Busse
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Stand Density Guides for Predicting Growth of Forest Tress of Southwest Idaho
Douglas D. Basford, John Sloan, and Joy Roberts
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Built for the Future: New Directions in Silviculture Research and Demonstration at Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest
Christopher R. Keyes and Thomas E. Perry
PDF File Size: 240 K

Part 4: Decision Support Tools

Addressing Climate Change in the Forest Vegetation Simulator to Assess Impacts on Landscape Forest Dynamics
Nicholas L. Crookston, Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Gary E. Dixon, and Aaron R. Weiskittel
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Calibration of State and Transition Models with FVS
Melinda Moeur and Don Vandendriesche
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FVS Out of the Box - Assembly Required
Don Vandendriesche
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An Empirical Approach for Estimating Natural Regeneration for the Forest Vegetation Simulator
Don Vandendriesche
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Evaluating the Ecological Sustainability of a Pinyon-Juniper Grassland Ecosystem in Northern Arizona
Reuben Weisz, Jack Triepke, Don Vandendriesche, Mike Manthei, Jim Youtz, Jerry Simon, and Wayne Robbie
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Part 5: Summary

Summary of the 2009 National Silviculture Workshop
James M. Guldin
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Title: RMRS-P-61: Integrated management of carbon sequestration and biomass utilization opportunities in a changing climate: Proceedings of the 2009 National Silviculture Workshop; 2009 June 15-18; Boise, ID
Electronic Publish Date: November 16, 2010
Last Update:
November 16, 2010

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