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Soil management as an integral part of silvicultural systems

Documents and Media Posted on: October 10, 2018
Forest management is at a critical juncture. Concepts and strategies for managing forests to produce goods and services, yet maintain functioning visually pleasing forests, are being debated, developed, and implemented. A well designed and implemented silvicultural system is basic to good forest management. Means of protecting soil and all factors affecting soil properties must be integrated into silvicultural systems.Document Type: Other Documents

Silvicultural systems and cutting methods for old-growth spruce-fir forests in the central and southern Rocky Mountains

Publications Posted on: July 06, 2018
Guidelines are provided to help the forest manager and silviculturist develop even- and/or uneven-aged cutting practices needed to convert old-growth spruce-fir forests into managed stands for a variety of resource needs. Guidelines consider stand conditions, succession, windfall risk, and insect and disease susceptibility.

Silviculture's role in managing boreal forests

Publications Posted on: March 30, 2018
Boreal forests, which are often undeveloped, are a major source of raw materials for many countries. They are circumpolar in extent and occupy a belt to a width of 1000 km in certain regions. Various conifer and hardwood species ranging from true firs to poplars grow in boreal forests. These species exhibit a wide range of shade tolerance and growth characteristics, and occupy different successional positions.

Coram Experimental Forest

Experimental Forests and Ranges Posted on: September 08, 2015
Coram Experimental Forest lies within the Flathead National Forest in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana. Spanning 7,500 acres (3,020 hectares), Coram Experimental Forest was established in 1933 for researchers to study western larch regeneration and management. Today, the research conducted and the extensive datasets collected at Coram continue to be critical for western larch management.

Stand establishment and tending in the Inland Northwest

Publications Posted on: May 29, 2013
The moist, cold, and dry forests of the Inland Northwest occupy approximately 144 million acres. Ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, western white pine, western larch, and Douglas-fir are usually the preferred commercial species of the area. These early-seral species are relatively resistant to endemic levels of insects and diseases.

Application of free selection in mixed forests of the inland northwestern United States

Publications Posted on: May 28, 2013
Forest management objectives continue to evolve as the desires and needs of society change. The practice of silviculture has risen to the challenge by supplying silvicultural methods and systems to produce desired stand and forest structures and compositions to meet these changing objectives.

Silvicultural systems and cutting methods for ponderosa pine forests in the Front Range of the central Rocky Mountains

Publications Posted on: June 01, 2011
Guidelines are provided to help forest managers and silviculturists develop even- and/or uneven-aged cutting practices needed to convert old-growth and mixed ponderosa pine forests in the Front Range into managed stands for a variety of resource needs. Guidelines consider stand conditions, and insect and disease susceptibility.

Built for the future: New directions in silviculture research and demonstration at Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest

Publications Posted on: February 09, 2011
Manipulative experiments at the University of Montana’s Lubrecht Experimental Forest have long been set aside as permanent research and demonstration areas (RDA’s) to communicate the tradeoffs among different stand management strategies. However, most of these have either degraded over time or have diminished relevance to contemporary forest management issues.

Effects of silviculture on neotropical migratory birds in central and southeastern oak pine forests

Publications Posted on: May 17, 2006
Avian communities that are associated with forest habitat attributes are affected by silvicultural and other stand influences. Some species have specific habitat requirements, whereas others occupy a broad range of vegetative conditions. In general, bird species richness and density are positively related to stand foliage volume and diversity.

Silvicultural options for neotropical migratory birds

Publications Posted on: May 17, 2006
We review: factors that affect forest bird populations; basic concepts of silvicultural systems; potential impacts of these systems on neotropical migratory birds (NTMBs); and conclude with management recommendations for integrating NTMB conservation with forest management. We approach this topic from a regional-landscape scale to a forest stand-habitat scale, rather than the traditional stand-level approach.