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Guide to Evaluating Forest Growth Projection Systems

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The number and complexity of forest growth projection systems may make the task of evaluating and comparing alternative systems seem overwhelming. Evaluations typically require the synthesis of many quantitative and qualitative factors. Managers can often benefit by separately considering the application environment, the performance, and the design of each candidate system. Although selection of evaluation criteria depends largely upon the application being considered, guidance is available from the many evaluation criteria in the literature.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, North Central Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108

Publication date: April 1, 1983

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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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