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

Author: Schnepf, Chris; Graham, Russell T.; Kegley, Sandy; Jain, Theresa B.;

Date: 2009

Source: Moscow, ID: University of Idaho, Pacific Northwest Extension. 60 p.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: 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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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.

 


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