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Multiple-Resource Modeling--Lake States' Application

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Forest managers in the Lake States need to evaluate multiple-resource relationships. In response to this need, a framework called INTERIM was developed. It links models of individual resource components and is capable of predicting responses to certain forest management activities in the Lake States. A modular framework was used so that components could be included, deleted, or modified as needed. INTERIM links tree growth with understory cover, white-tailed deer habitat, and nongame-bird diversity index. The effects of forest management on water yield and annual snowmelt peak runoff can also be estimated. This is one of the first attempts in the Lake States to link components that can estimate production relationships for different land management options. The result is a useful tool for identifying research needed to develop a comprehensive and practical multiple-resource model. North J. Appl. For. 1:80-84, Dec. 1984.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: College of Forestry, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108

Publication date: 1984-12-01

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