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1994

Natural Resources Management and Policy

Western Washington University

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Landscape Pattern Response To Changes In The Pattern Generation Rules: Land-Use Legacies In Forestry, David O. Wallin, Frederick J. (Frederick John) Swanson, Barbara J. Marks Aug 1994

Landscape Pattern Response To Changes In The Pattern Generation Rules: Land-Use Legacies In Forestry, David O. Wallin, Frederick J. (Frederick John) Swanson, Barbara J. Marks

Environmental Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

The Pacific Northwest of the United States is currently embroiled in an acrimonious debate over the management of federal forest lands. Constructive resolution of this debate will require better information on a broad range of forest management issues. This study focuses on one such issue: the development of landscape pattern in response to alternative forest cutting plans and the degree to which established landscape patterns can be changed. Dispersed cutting has been conducted on federal lands in the western United States for >40 yr, but alternative cutting plans are now being considered. To assess the effects of different disturbance processes …