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Multi-resource Management Research in the Southwest--The Beaver Creek Program

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On the Beaver Creek watershed in Arizona, the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies have shown that conversion of pinyon-juniper stands to grass will improve livestock forage but will increase streamflow only if the unwanted vegetation is removed with herbicides. Thinning overdense ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) stands increases yields of water and forage as well as wood. Recently the research has been expanded to provide decision-making procedures useful in multi-resource management.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Research Engineer, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Flagstaff, Arizona

Publication date: September 1, 1977

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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