Cumulative effects of forestry practices

An example framework for evaluation from Oregon, U.S.A.

James R. Boyle, James R. Warila, Robert L. Beschta, Maryanne Reiter, Carol L Chambers, Wayne P. Gibson, Stanley V. Gregory, Jeffrey Grizzel, Joan C. Hagar, Judy L. Li, William C. McComb, Tye W. Parzybok, George Taylor

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Abstract

Cumulative effects of forestry operations accumulate over time and space in forested landscapes where harvesting and management occur. We review the literature and concepts associated with cumulative effects and propose a framework for evaluating them. In order to evaluate potential adverse effects of forestry on vegetation, soils, streams, aquatic organisms, wildlife and air, baseline conditions and natural variations of resource characteristics must be known. Cause-effect relationships must be documented. Systems of measurements and monitoring must be implemented along with databases and geographic information systems for displaying information at spatial scales from individual sites to landscapes and regions. Systems for decision-making must be implemented. We provide an example of a framework for such a system in a mountainous, forested river basin in northwest Oregon, U.S.A. We conclude that knowledge and technologies for preliminary systems exist now, but that for more refined systems more knowledge of details of cause-effect links and of simulation models should be developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-245
Number of pages23
JournalBiomass and Bioenergy
Volume13
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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forestry practice
silvicultural practices
Forestry
forestry
Aquatic organisms
aquatic organisms
geographic information systems
Catchments
space and time
Geographic information systems
decision making
wildlife
simulation models
Decision making
Rivers
adverse effects
Soils
air
vegetation
Monitoring

Keywords

  • Air
  • Aquatic organisms
  • Cumulative effects
  • Forestry operations
  • Soils
  • Water
  • Wildlife

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Forestry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Cumulative effects of forestry practices : An example framework for evaluation from Oregon, U.S.A. / Boyle, James R.; Warila, James R.; Beschta, Robert L.; Reiter, Maryanne; Chambers, Carol L; Gibson, Wayne P.; Gregory, Stanley V.; Grizzel, Jeffrey; Hagar, Joan C.; Li, Judy L.; McComb, William C.; Parzybok, Tye W.; Taylor, George.

In: Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 13, No. 4-5, 1997, p. 223-245.

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Boyle, JR, Warila, JR, Beschta, RL, Reiter, M, Chambers, CL, Gibson, WP, Gregory, SV, Grizzel, J, Hagar, JC, Li, JL, McComb, WC, Parzybok, TW & Taylor, G 1997, 'Cumulative effects of forestry practices: An example framework for evaluation from Oregon, U.S.A.', Biomass and Bioenergy, vol. 13, no. 4-5, pp. 223-245. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0961-9534(97)10011-3
Boyle, James R. ; Warila, James R. ; Beschta, Robert L. ; Reiter, Maryanne ; Chambers, Carol L ; Gibson, Wayne P. ; Gregory, Stanley V. ; Grizzel, Jeffrey ; Hagar, Joan C. ; Li, Judy L. ; McComb, William C. ; Parzybok, Tye W. ; Taylor, George. / Cumulative effects of forestry practices : An example framework for evaluation from Oregon, U.S.A. In: Biomass and Bioenergy. 1997 ; Vol. 13, No. 4-5. pp. 223-245.
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