Southwestern Oregon variable retention harvest

Abstract/Description: Variable-retention harvesting is being used by the Bureau of Land Management in southwest Oregon to find a balance between its economic and ecological objectives. It involves protecting stands of older trees as well as creating a series of patch cuts that mimic the clearings created after a wildfire or other natural disturbance. The combination of different habitat conditions helps encourage wildlife species diversity.
Subject(s): n-us-or
Logging -- Oregon
Variable retention -- Oregon
Date Issued: 2016