USFS authorizes silvicultural treatments in Tongass
December 30, 2021
The US Forest Service announced on December 8 that it has authorized silvicultural treatments on 105,224 acres of land in the Petersburg and Wrangell Ranger Districts to improve the ecosystems of young-growth stands.
The goal of the treatments is to improve habitats and timber production in young-growth stands which face issues caused by overstay trees blocking light as forests regenerate after being clear-cut according to Petersburg Ranger District Silviculturist Ben Case.
Problems include resource competition, slow tree growth, lack of structural diversity, and limited production of under...
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