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Changes in Scenic Quality after Harvest: A Decade of Ratings for Six Silviculture Treatments

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Scenic beauty is one attribute that foresters consider when planning a silviculture treatment. To better understand how scenic quality changes in the years following a harvest, six sites on Oregon State University's research forest were evaluated annually for 11 years. Regression analysis was used to describe the change in average ratings over time. Initially there were differences between sites, but as stand development continued those differences diminished substantially.

Keywords: aesthetics; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; nontraditional forestry; public perceptions

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Professor Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331, 2: Graduate Research Assistant Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331, 3: Associate Professor Department of Environment and Society, Utah State University, Logan, 4: Professor Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331,

Publication date: 2003-03-01

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