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Managing organic debris for forest health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needs


Schnepf, Chris; Graham, Russell T.; Kegley, Sandy; Jain, Theresa B. 2009. Managing organic debris for forest health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needs. Moscow, ID: University of Idaho, Pacific Northwest Extension. 60 p.

Forest organic debris includes tree limbs, boles (trunks), needles, leaves, snags, and other dead organic materials. It ranges in amount and composition depending on a forest's history, tree species, condition, and age. In the Inland Northwest (Idaho, western Montana, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington) there is a lot of discussion and concern about removing organic debris from forests.

Keywords: organic debris, forest health


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Managing organic debris for forest health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needs
Electronic Publish Date: September 21, 2009
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September 21, 2009

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