Using Simple Allocation Classes for Research and Demonstration
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Using Simple Allocation Classes for Research and Demonstration John Helms

1.      The Research Committee recommends allocating lands to three stages of forest development including younger, mature, and older structures. These three seral stages are needed to provide bases to compare and understand how redwood ecosystems function -- how understory, shrubs, trees, and faunal and floral diversity change over time and space in response to stand treatments.

2.      A primary objective in each of the three seral zones would be to design and test alternative ecologically-based, restoration management or natural forestry approaches to the management of the redwood type.

3.      Most silvicultural approaches tested should utilize all-aged methods with a minority using even-aged methods.