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Southern Forest Resource Assessment

final wording of assessment question TIMBR-3, its manager, work plan and other information about how this question is being addressed

Assessment Question TIMBR-3:

How might existing and new technologies influence forest operations and resultant conditions of forests?

  Bob Rummer (MGR)

 Work Plan

 Previous wording

  Contact Question Mgr.

  Draft Report

  Final Report
Detailed Issues:
  1. The evaluation of technologies should address: harvesting and processing technologies, and genetic engineering.
  2. Describe how technology changes influence productivity, management choices (including rotation length), and resulting forest conditions.
  3. What are the environmental implications of changes in harvest technologies?
  4. Address the accessibility of technologies to various forest ownership groups.
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