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Forest Restoration in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine

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A field study on the San Juan National Forest focused first on restoring degraded ponderosa pine forests to ecological integrity and potential productivity, and second on maximizing returns from harvesting. Results show that if landscape-scale forest restoration has a future, sale design is critical. Managers who combine financially strong and weak units, design sales to reduce logging and prescribed burning costs, and take advantage of the fluctuating market for small material can achieve both ecological and financial objectives.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona

Publication date: August 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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