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Restructuring the Forest: Goshawks and the Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine

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With adoption of the "goshawk guidelines" in 1996, the Southwest Region of the USDA Forest Service has embarked on an ambitious effort to restore southwestern ponderosa pine forests. The objective is a multiscale mosaic of age and structural classes under an uneven-aged silvicultural system intended to approximate the composition, structure, and landscape patterns of southwestern ponderosa pine forests before there were fundamental changes in natural disturbance regimes. Implementation will require innovative silvicultural approaches to create appropriate forest structures at various spatial levels well into the future.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor, Department of Forest Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

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.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
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