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Developing and Comparing Silvicultural Alternatives: Goals, Objectives, and Evaluation Criteria

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Abstract:

We outline an approach for developing and comparing silvicultural alternatives. The approach has multiple advantages, including explicit links between goals, management approaches, and outcomes; efficient development of alternative means of accomplishing the goals; and effective communication of potential tradeoffs between both objectives and alternatives.

Keywords: Forest Vegetation Simulator; alternatives; fire metrics; silviculture

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2010-04-01

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