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Category: Ecological Research

Title: Estimating regional wood supply based on stakeholder consensus for forest restoration in northern Arizona.

Author: Hampton, H.M., Sesnie, S.E., Bailey, J.D., Snider, G.B.

Subject: Wood supply, Stakeholder Agreement

Abstract: Thinning treatments focused on small-diameter trees have been designed to restore fire-adapted ponderosa pine ecosystems. Estimating the volume of wood byproducts derived from treatments can assist with agency planning of multiyear thinning contracts that sustain existing and attract new wood product businesses. Agency, local government, industry, and environmental representatives were engaged to assess the level of agreement on restoration treatments in northern Arizona. Participants unanimously agreed on appropriate management across two-thirds of the 2.4 million ac analysis area and defined desired posttreatment conditions using forest structure information derived from remotely sensed data. Results indicate that an estimated 850 million ft3 of stem volume and 8.0 million green tn of tree crown biomass could be generated from tree thinning to reestablish fire-adapted conditions and stimulate new economic opportunities while meeting social and environmental criteria. Wood supply

Date: 2011

Type: Journal

Source: Journal of Forestry

Identifier: 109(1), 15-26

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

Format: PDF

Language: English