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Title: Density management in the 21st century: west side story
Author: Anderson, Paul D.; Ronnenberg, Kathryn L.
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-880. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 249 p.
- Two decades of learning about thinning in the ecosystem management era
Anderson, Paul D.
- The intertwining paths of the density managment and riparian buffer study and the Northwest Forest Plan
Ruzicka, Kenneth J. Jr.; Olson, Deanna H.; Puettmann, Klaus J.
- Public perceptions of west-side forests: improving visual impact assessments and designing thinnings and harvests for scenic integrity
Ribe, Robert G.
- Landscape context for density management: implications of land ownership and ecological gradients
Ohmann, Janet L.
- Making the little things count: modeling the development of understory trees in complex stands
Gould, Peter J.; Harrington, Connie.
- Thinning effects on spotted owl prey and other forest-dwelling small mammals
Willson, Todd M.; Forsman, Eric D.
- Above-ground carbon storage, downed wood, and understory plant species richness after thinning in western Oregon
Burton, Julia I.; Ares, Adrian; Mulford, Sara E.; Olson, Deanna H.; Puettmann, Klaus J.
- Effects of forest thinning on bird-vegetation relationships in young Douglas-fir forests
- Lichen habitat may be enhanced by thinning treatments
Root, Heather T.; McCune, Bruce.
- Conservation of ectomycorrhizal fungi: green-tree retention preserves species diversity
Eberhart, Joyce L.; Luoma, Daniel L.
- Leave islands as refugia for low-mobility species in managed forest mosaics
Wessell-Kelly, Stephanie J.; Olson, Deanna H.
- Sampling and modeling riparian forest structure and riparian microclimate
Eskelson, Bianca N.I.; Anderson, Paul D.; Temesgen, Hailemariam.
- Riparian buffers and thinning in headwater drainages in western Oregon: aquatic vertebrates and habitats
Olson, Deanna H.
- The riparian ecosystem management study: response of small mammals to streamside buffers in western Washington
Raphael, Martin G.; Wilk, Randall J.
- Evaluating headwater stream buffers: lessons learned from watershed scale experiments in southwest Washington
Bisson, Peter A.; Claeson, Shannon M.; Wondzell, Steven M.; Foster, Alex D.; Steel, Ashley.
- Applying four principles of headwater system aquatic biology to forest management
Danehy, Robert J.; Johnson, Sherri L.
- Integrated watershed analysis: adapting to changing times
Reeves, Gordon H.
- Initial riparian down wood dynamics in relation to thinning and buffer width
Anderson, Paul D.; Olson, Deanna H.; Ares, Adrian.
- Log and soil temperature profiles in managed headwater sub-basins in the Oregon coast range: implications for wildlife habitat
Kluber, Matthew R.; Olson, Deanna H.; Puettmann, Klaus J.
- Growth and yield considerations and implications for alternative density management objectives and approaches
- Harvest operations for density management: planning requirements, production, costs, stand damage, and recommendations
Kellogg, Loren D.; Pilkerton, Stephen J.
- Geometry of forest landscape connectivity: pathways for persistence
Olson, Deanna H.; Burnett, Kelly M.
- Headwater stream flow, climate variation, and riparian buffers with thinning in western Oregon
Burton, Julia I.; Olson, Deanna H.; Puettmann, Klaus J.
- Thinning impacts on the resilience of wildlife habitat quality under climate change in coniferous forests of western Oregon
Neill, Andrew R.; Puettmann, Klaus J.; Ares, Adrian.
Description: Since adoption of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) in the early 1990s, there has been a fundamental shift in forest management practices on federal lands in western Oregon and Washington. Commodity driven clearcut regeneration harvests have given way to thinnings intended to enhance development of late-successional forest habitats and to conserve important aquatic and riparian ecosystems. Density Management in the 21st Century: West Side Story presents abstracts and peer reviewed papers from a regional conference highlighting more than twenty years of research related to forest thinning in the NWFP area. Presentations from the BLM Density Management and Riparian Buffer Study provide a focal point, with presentations from additional studies providing for a more complete overview of the west-side thinning science. The contributions are organized as five topical themes: The Regional and Landscape Context for Density Management in the Northwest Forest Plan Era; Implementation and Influences of Density Management in the Terrestrial Ecosystem; Riparian and Aquatic Ecosystems and their Responses to Thinning and Buffers; Socioeconomics and Operations; and Thinning and Adaptation. Collectively, the contributions summarize many important forest dynamics and ecosystem responses to partial overstory removals. Interactions between aquatic and riparian ecosystem conservation measures and upland harvest are emphasized. Targeting resource management practitioners, decision-makers and researchers, the collected works provide a reference to the current and future roles and issues of density management as a tool for forest ecosystem management.
Keywords: Aquatic Conservation Strategy, biodiversity, density management, forest structure, ecosystem processes, late-successional habitat, northern spotted owl, public perception, riparian buffers, stream temperature, thinning, wildlife.
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Anderson, Paul D.; Ronnenberg, Kathryn L., eds. 2013. Density management in the 21st century: west side story. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-880. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 249 p.
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