Describe the location:
Littlefork District, Littlefork Forestry Area, Koochiching State Forest
Additional information about stand origin:
Stand harvested Fall 2011, hand seeded Spring 2012
Brief silvicultural objective:
To regenerate jack pine after clearcutting with reserve trees, at 800 trees per acre with 95% stocking of desirable trees, 75% stocking of jack pine that is free-to-grow.
B58B—Wurtsmith-Meehan complex, 0 to 4 percent slopes. From the USDA soil survey:
The Wurtsmith series consists of very deep, moderately well drained soils formed in sandy outwash and lacustrine deposits on outwash plains, lake plains, beach ridges, dunes, and river terraces. Slope ranges from 0 to 12 percent. Mean annual precipitation is about 660 mm (26 inches), and mean annual temperature is about 6.1 degrees C (43 degrees F).
The Meehan series consists of very deep, somewhat poorly drained soils formed in sandy alluvium on outwash plains, stream terraces, beach ridges, and glacial lake plains. Permeability is rapid or very rapid. Saturated hydraulic conductivity is high or very high. Slopes range from 0 to 3 percent. Mean annual precipitation is about 30 inches near the type location. Mean annual air temperature is about 42 degrees F.