CFIRP

What we learned in the first ten years

Carol L Chambers, William C. McComb, John C. Tappeiner, Loren D. Kellogg, Rebecca L. Johnson, G. Spycher

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Abstract

In response to public dissatisfaction with forest management methods, we initiated the College of Forestry Integrated Research Project (CFIRP) to test alternative silvicultural systems in Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii stands in western Oregon. We compared costs and biological and human responses among a control and three replicated silvicultural alternatives to clearcutting that retained structural features found in old Douglas-fir forests. Treatments were applied within 8- to 15-ha stands and attempted to mimic crown fires (modified clearcut), windthrow (green tree retention), and small-scale impacts such as root rot diseases (small patch group selection). We also compared costs in three unreplicated treatments (large patch group selection, wedge cut, and strip cut). Each treatment included differences in the pattern of retained dead trees (snags), as either scattered individuals or as clumps. Good communication among researchers and managers, a long-term commitment to the project, and careful documentation of research sites and data are important to the success of long-term silvicultural research projects. To date, over 30 publications have resulted from the project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalForestry Chronicle
Volume75
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1999

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Keywords

  • Alternative silviculture
  • Data management
  • Douglas-fir
  • Green tree retention
  • Harvesting costs
  • Human dimensions
  • Oregon
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science

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Chambers, C. L., McComb, W. C., Tappeiner, J. C., Kellogg, L. D., Johnson, R. L., & Spycher, G. (1999). CFIRP: What we learned in the first ten years. Forestry Chronicle, 75(3), 431-434.

CFIRP : What we learned in the first ten years. / Chambers, Carol L; McComb, William C.; Tappeiner, John C.; Kellogg, Loren D.; Johnson, Rebecca L.; Spycher, G.

In: Forestry Chronicle, Vol. 75, No. 3, 05.1999, p. 431-434.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chambers, CL, McComb, WC, Tappeiner, JC, Kellogg, LD, Johnson, RL & Spycher, G 1999, 'CFIRP: What we learned in the first ten years', Forestry Chronicle, vol. 75, no. 3, pp. 431-434.
Chambers CL, McComb WC, Tappeiner JC, Kellogg LD, Johnson RL, Spycher G. CFIRP: What we learned in the first ten years. Forestry Chronicle. 1999 May;75(3):431-434.
Chambers, Carol L ; McComb, William C. ; Tappeiner, John C. ; Kellogg, Loren D. ; Johnson, Rebecca L. ; Spycher, G. / CFIRP : What we learned in the first ten years. In: Forestry Chronicle. 1999 ; Vol. 75, No. 3. pp. 431-434.
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