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Most Read RTI Publications

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Working Paper #3: Options for Cedar Mill Waste Utilization and Disposal in Western Clallam and Jefferson Counties
( June 2005 by C. Larry Mason, John Calhoun, Bruce Lippke ).

This report represents a synthesis of information provided from many sources including a review of available literature, pertinent state and federal laws, interviews with individuals, companies, and other organizations. The goal of this investigation, as requested by the Clallam County Economic Development Council, has been to identify environmentally and economically responsible approaches to ensure the viability of this the shake and shingle industry in western Clallam County. While the geographical focus of this work has been narrow, it is the belief of the authors that information contained within the following pages will have broader applicability.
Working Paper #2: An Examination of the WA DNR Timber Sales Program Against a Backdrop of Changing Regional Infrastructure and a Growing Forest Health Crisis
( April 2005 by C. Larry Mason ).

Forest health harvesting activities to remove excess fuel loads from overstocked stands conducted within DNR forests in eastern Washington are expected to produce merchantable timber volumes of 25-35 million board feet Scribner (MMBF) per year for the next 5-7 years. As yet undetermined volumes of trees too small for most DNR timber purchasers will also be removed to reduce current fuel loads. Other recent adjustments to the DNR timber sale program such as the recent recalculation of the annual sustainable harvest and amendments to the State Habitat Conservation Plan are expected to result in additional increases of 100 to 150 MMbf in annual timber sales volumes as compared to recent years. Important to the success of forest health harvest activities will be the development of effective strategies for the sale of logs removed.

Automating Contour-Based Route Projection for Preliminary Forest Road Designs Using GIS

A thesis submitted by Luke W. Rogers in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science from University of Washington's College of Forest Resources, 2005.
( For the Streaming Video of Luke's Master of Science Defense, click here.)

Generating Stream Maps Using LiDAR Derived Digital Elevation Models and 10-m USGS DEM

A thesis submitted by Adam Mouton in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science from University of Washington's College of Forest Resources, 2005.

Carbon sequestration in the Pacific Northwest: a model

A thesis submitted by Ana Carolina Manriquez in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science from the University of Washington's College of Forest Resources, 2002.

The Rural Technology Initiative Newsletter - Fall 2001, Vol. 2, No. 1 : this newsletter expands on economic impacts from the "Forests and Fish" rules. There is also an article about the progress of the Small Forest Landowner database.

(June 2003 by Larry Mason, Heather Rogers, Bruce Lippke, Kevin Ceder, Tom Bloxton, Jeffrey Comnick, Jim McCarter, Kevin Zobrist).

This report was presented to the Community Assistance and Economic Action Program within the Multi-Agency National Fire Plan. It develops analysis components for effective fire risk reduction strategies to help professionals, publics, and policy-makers gain a better understanding of the current circumstances and alternatives. (View the streaming video presentation here).

Cross-drain Placement to Reduce Sediment Delivery from Forest Roads to Streams

A thesis submitted by Florentiu Damian in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Scienc e from University of Washington's College of Forest Resources, 2003.

Top 10 Most Read RTI Fact Sheets
  • Fact Sheet #22 - After decades of Douglas-fir plantations, is it time for forest landowners to consider planting alder and cedar?

  • Fact Sheet #38 - Management Templates for Increased Biodiversity and Economics in Intensively Managed Loblolly Pine Plantations

  • Fact Sheet #31 - Measures for Forest Health in Eastern Washington Habitat Types

  • Fact Sheet #37 - Increasing Biodiversity in Intensively Managed Loblolly Pine Plantations: A Literature Review

  • Fact Sheet #08 - The Impact of Riparian Forest Management on Shade Production

  • Fact Sheet #09 - The Impact of Riparian Forest Management on Large Woody Debris (LWD) Recruitment Potential

  • Fact Sheet #33 - The LMS Fire Scoping Tool: Stand- and Landscape-level Fire Assessments using LMS

  • Fact Sheet #07 - Will Low Prices for Large Logs Mean Shorter Rotations on Private Forestlands?

  • Fact Sheet #06 - Defining and Using Biologically Based Targets in Forest Management: Incorporating Forest Structure and Variability

  • Fact Sheet #19 -A Systems Approach to Sediment Reduction from Forest Roads with Cross Drains CulSed
 
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