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Title: Optimizing wildlife habitat quality and oak regeneration in bottomland hardwoods using midstory control and partial harvests

Author: Alkire, Derek K.; Ezell, Andrew W.; Self, Andrew B.;

Date: 2011

Source: In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. Proceedings, 17th central hardwood forest conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 677-678.

Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings

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Description: Bottomland hardwoods can provide both wildlife habitat and timber. However, past high-grading practices limit future income potential and have resulted in undesirable species composition in many areas. Thus, prevalence of desirable oak species should be increased. Our study will attempt to determine the proper harvest level for bottomland hardwoods which will optimize wildlife habitat quality and conditions for oak regeneration.

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Alkire, Derek K.; Ezell, Andrew W.; Self, Andrew B. 2011. Optimizing wildlife habitat quality and oak regeneration in bottomland hardwoods using midstory control and partial harvests. In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. Proceedings, 17th central hardwood forest conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 677-678.

 


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