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Title: NED-2 reference guide

Author: Twery, Mark J.; Knopp, Peter D.; Thomasma, Scott A.; Nute, Donald E.

Year: 2012

Publication: Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-86. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 728 p.

Abstract: This is the reference guide for NED-2, which is the latest version of NED, a forest ecosystem management decision support system. This software is part of a family of software products intended to help resource managers develop goals, assess current and future conditions, and produce sustainable management plans for forest properties. Designed for stand-alone Windows-based personal computers, NED-2 integrates a variety of forest management tools into a single environment. These tools include databases, growth and yield models, wildlife models, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization tools, and others. The software is distributed with an online help system and a user's guide This reference guide provides more detailed explanations of the models, equations, and rules that underlie the software. NED-2 software can be downloaded from

Last Modified: 8/3/2012

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