assessment of sustainability of our forests

Southern Forest Resource Assessment

final wording of assessment question TIMBR-2, its manager, work plan and other information about how this question is being addressed

Assessment Question TIMBR-2:

What are the status and trends of forest management practices in the South?

  Jacek Siry (MGR)

 Work Plan

 Previous wording

  Contact Question Mgr.

  Draft Report

  Final Report
Detailed Issues:
  1. Examine the impact of state, federal, and private incentive programs for forestry on management practices (primary responsibility in section III).
  2. Examine status and trends of specific forest management practices, e.g., clearcutting, selective harvesting, natural regeneration, tree planting, for each ownership class.
  3. Compare the production/productivity implications of various management intensities.
  4. Describe the multiple-use intentions and outcomes of forest management on private lands.
  5. Recognize all approaches to management including "no active management."
  6. Examine how forest investment has influenced forest conditions and productivity.
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