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Title: Recent research on the management of hemlock-spruce forests in southeast Alaska for multiple values.
Author: McClellan, Michael H.;
Source: Landscape and Urban Planning. 72: 65-78
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: This is a review of research findings from silvicultural studies that addressed information needs identified during the revision of the Tongass National Forest land management plan. A central concern of resource managers is balancing tradeoffs among habitat concerns, wood production, wood-product quality, and operability on the Tongass. This paper provides a historical overview of forest management in southeast Alaska and examines issues--and recent discoveries--related to the management of old- and young-growth forests for multiple-resource values. The studies reviewed here include a study of variable-retention harvesting in old-growth stands, an evaluation of the productivity of forested wetlands following clearcutting, an evaluation of the performance of a regional stand-growth model in predicting the growth of even-aged stands, and an assessment of the effects of silvicultural treatments on wood qualify in young stands.
Keywords: Ecosystem management, clearcutting, alternative silviculture, forest growth models, wood quality
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McClellan, Michael H. 2005. Recent research on the management of hemlock-spruce forests in southeast Alaska for multiple values. Landscape and Urban Planning. 72: 65-78
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