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Logging machinery (photo by Lawrence Lam).

Researchers were surprised to find no evidence of negative effects of logging truck noise on nesting northern goshawks on the Kaibab Plateau

(photo by Lawrence Lam)
Logs at a processing facility near the Coconino National Forest in Arizona (photo by Becca Robinson).

Log sort yards can increase the residual value of forest restoration treatments relative to standard sort landings; however, benefits vary by forest type, the volume of high-value material, and markets for wood products

(photo by Becca Robinson)
The harvesting and burning of woody biomass for energy is an emerging use of forest products.

The harvesting and burning of woody biomass for energy is an emerging use of forest products

Log deck after a salvage operation (photo by Dave Powell, USFS retired, Bugwood.org).

Salvage logging after fire or insect outbreaks can influence tree regeneration and fuel loads

(photo by Dave Powell, USFS retired, Bugwood.org)
Biochar can be used as an amendment to improve soil conditions.

Biochar is a forest product created from excess woody biomass that would normally be pile burned. It can be used as an amendment to improve soil conditions after forest disturbances

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This research focuses on traditional and alternative forest products, including energy sources, and new technologies and markets that contribute to energy security, environmental quality, and economic opportunity. This category includes:

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