Test the hypothesis that retaining a live seed source on a FDc23 jack pine harvest site will result in adequate natural jack pine regeneration.
Harvest and Enrichment Planting to Achieve Species Diversification and Prevent Swamping in a Northern Very Wet Ash Swamp Plant Community (MN DNR)
Regenerate a mature ash stand to a more diverse young stand in order to maintain a forested condition, considering imminent invasion by emerald ash borer (EAB) and anticipated climate change impacts on a very wet site.
Harvest ash and plant with non-ash species to diversify stand composition in preparation of imminent Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation.
Multiple goals; but primarily to develop coordinated multi-landowner (USFS & MN DNR) stand management plans that integrate ecological, timber, water quality, and wildlife habitat objectives.
Use the seed tree system to naturally regenerate a mixed stand dominated by red and white pine, keeping costs low with no site prep.
Harvest birch stand with aspen pockets while ensuring birch remains a major component of the stand.
Determine best silvicultural method for paper birch regeneration.
Regenerate an even-aged mix of red pine and white pine using a seed tree system, augmented with low density planting of red pine
To test an experimental red pine natural regeneration system that balances economic and ecological factors.
Natural regeneration of paper birch by reserving mature aspen and scarifying the site with a salmon blade.
Regeneration and Stand Improvement Results in Bottomland Hardwoods 30 Years after Initial Treatment (MN DNR)
Regenerate the mature portion of a lowland hardwoods stand to a young stand of similar composition and improve health and vigor of younger portion of the stand.
Results of 35 years of Lowland Hardwoods Regeneration Efforts on a Floodplain Forest Site in the Vermillion/Mississippi River Bottoms (MN DNR)
Regenerate mature lowland hardwood stands to young stands of similar composition.
The goal of this harvest is to regenerate the oak/hickory type, encouraging all oak species.
Regenerate red and white pine through natural seeding
Increase yellow birch stocking, maintain paper birch component, and expand basswood while limiting aspen expansion.
Study of ecological and stand dynamics changes after a single thinning from belowCover type: Pine
To regenerate paper birchCover type: Aspen-Birch
Regenerate northern hardwoods species to maintain the northern hardwoods covertype.Cover type: Northern hardwoods
Stop the below-ground spread of an active oak wilt pocket in order to maintain oaks into the future.Cover type: Northern hardwoods
A Comparison of Establishment Methods for Northern Red Oak Regeneration in a Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest (MN DNR)
Regenerate a mature red oak stand to a young stand of similar composition.Cover type: Central hardwoods
Establish oak regeneration while comparing several different silvicultural strategies and techniques.Cover type: Central hardwoods
Introduce more structure into the stand and convert it to an uneven-aged stand.Cover type: Northern hardwoods
Abundant Red and White Oak Regeneration after Clearcut With Reserves on a Southern Dry-Mesic Oak Forest (MN DNR)
Regenerate a mature oak stand to a young stand of similar composition.Cover type: Central hardwoods
Bolster oak regeneration on a stand with poor natural regeneration and heavy competition, after first cut in two cut shelterwood harvest.Cover type: Northern hardwoods
Test silvicultural systems that adapt red pine forests to anticipated changes in climate and disturbance regime.Cover type: Pine