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Fig. 5 | Ecological Processes

Fig. 5

From: Variable retention harvesting in the Douglas-fir region

Fig. 5

The US Bureau of Land Management is making extensive use of innovative retention harvesting treatments in the management of ~ 1 million hectares of the forest in western Oregon; illustrated here is an aerial view of retention in a 50-year-old plantation. Note the lack of any kinds of legacies in the adjacent private forestlands (upper right of picture) that are managed for maximizing return-on-capital. All regeneration harvesting conducted by BLM on these lands is by variable-retention prescriptions

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