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

Author: Keyes, Christopher R.; Perry, Thomas E.;

Date: 2010

Source: In: Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T.; Sandquist, Jonathan. Integrated management of carbon sequestration and biomass utilization opportunities in a changing climate: Proceedings of the 2009 National Silviculture Workshop; 2009 June 15-18; Boise, ID. Proceedings RMRS-P-61. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 267-270.

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Description: 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. An evaluation and rehabilitation of Lubrecht Forest’s research and demonstration infrastructure is currently underway. Examples are presented of existing RDA’s that are being refurbished, replaced, revised, or retired. New demonstration areas that exemplify the central theme of this rehabilitation effort - stand complexity and regeneration - are also described.

Keywords: silvicultural systems, stand structure, complexity, regeneration, reforestation

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Keyes, Christopher R.; Perry, Thomas E. 2010. Built for the future: New directions in silviculture research and demonstration at Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest. In: Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T.; Sandquist, Jonathan. Integrated management of carbon sequestration and biomass utilization opportunities in a changing climate: Proceedings of the 2009 National Silviculture Workshop; 2009 June 15-18; Boise, ID. Proceedings RMRS-P-61. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 267-270.

 


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