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Reforestation Rules in Oregon: Lessons Learned from Strict Enforcement

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Oregon's reforestation rules are among the strictest in the United States; reforestation must take place within two seasons of harvest and the seedlings must be "free to grow" by the end of the sixth year. As the nation seeks to obtain more wood from fewer and fewer acres in a sustainable manner, the need to ensure compliance with state reforestation rules will become more critical. The situation in Oregon may offer some lessons.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Former Graduate Student, Department of Forest Science, College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

Publication date: May 1, 2000

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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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