Outline - Management of Multiple Stands

  1. Conditions of forests that lead to management at the landscape level
    • The dynamic nature of forests: multiple natural structures
    • The need for different structures at all times in order to meet different objectives
    • The need for coordination over space and time as stands change
  2. How to coordinate management of many stands through time and space
    • Conceptually possibly
      • Needed procedures—inventory, projection in time, maps, relating values to inventory and maps
    • Technically feasible
      • GIS
      • Growth models (FVS)
      • Landscape systems (LMS)
      • Visualization systems (Envision, SVS)
      • Habitat suitability indexes, carbon relations, hazard relations, etc.
  3. Special considerations for designating landscapes and stands in bottomland hardwoods
    • Difficulty in establishing boundaries to stands and landscapes
    • Addressing multiple ownerships
  4. Relating common forest inventory and map measurements to management objectives
    • Volumes, species, and log grades
    • Biodiversity
      • Coarse filter
      • Fine filter
    • Hazards (e.g., wind, insect, etc.)
    • Financial analyses
    • Carbon sequestration
    • Other?
  5. Developing alternative silvicultural pathways for different stands in the landscape
    • Silvicultural pathways defined
    • “Windows of opportunity” for silvicultural operations
    • Growth models
    • Calibration of growth models
  6. Developing robust alternatives in large landscapes using decision support tools
    • Decision making methods and decision analysis
    • Landscape Management System (LMS) and similar tools
    • Optimization
    • Matrix approach (“toggle”)
  7. Implementing and monitoring an agreed-upon management plan
    • Time lines, seasonal “windows” and adjustment alternatives
    • Time- and cost-effective monitoring approaches
    • Means of adjustment
  8. Management, risk analysis, and on-line research using monitoring and continuous quality improvement at the landscape level
    • Risk analysis
    • On-line research
      • Continuous quality improvement
      • Adaptive management

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