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Title: Ecosystem Management Research in the Ouachita Mountains: Pretreatment Conditions and Preliminary Findings

Author: Baker, James B.;

Date: 1994

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-112. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 259 p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: In August 1990, USDA Forest Service researchers from the Southern Forest Experiment Station and resource managers from the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests embarked on a major ecosystem management (then called New Perspectives) research program aimed at formulating, implementing, and evaluating partial cutting methods in shortleaf pine-hardwood stands as alternatives to clearcutting and planting. The program consisted of three phases: Phase I-an umeplicated stand-level demonstration project; Phase II-a scientificallybased, replicated stand-level study; and Phase III-a large-scale watershed or landscape study. Harvesting treatments for the stand-level (Phase II) study were implemented during the summer of 1993. However, soon after the test stands were selected in 1990, pretreatment monitoring of various parameters was begun by a research team comprised of more than 50 scientists and resource managers from several Federal and State agencies and universities (a list of the research team follows). The pretreatment monitoring continued through the summer of 1993. A symposium, cosponsored by the USDA Forest Service Southern Forest Experiment Station and Ouachita and Ozark National Forests, the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Forest Resources, the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, and the Ouachita Society of American Foresters, was held in Hot Springs, AR, on October 26-27, 1993, to present these pretreatment conditions and preliminary findings. This Proceedings includes those presentations.

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Baker, James B. 1994. Ecosystem Management Research in the Ouachita Mountains: Pretreatment Conditions and Preliminary Findings. Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-112. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 259 p.

 


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