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A method for estimating operability and location of the timber resource.

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Spencer, John S. Jr.; Hansen, Mark H.; Jakes, Pamela J.

Year Published

1986

Publication

Research Paper NC-273. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

Abstract

Operability is the relative ease or difficulty of managing or harvesting timber because of physical conditions in the stand or on the site. Using data collected during standard statewide forest inventories, we developed a method for classifying timber by operability class based on seven operability components.

Keywords

management opportunities, Minnesota, forest inventory, prime forest land

Citation

Spencer, John S. Jr.; Hansen, Mark H.; Jakes, Pamela J. 1986. A method for estimating operability and location of the timber resource. Research Paper NC-273. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station https://doi.org/10.2737/NC-RP-273.

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