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Eastern larch beetle (ELB) is a native bark beetle that primarily feeds on tamarack larger than 4” DBH. Historically, eastern larch beetle outbreaks in Minnesota were localized and lasted three to six years. However, an outbreak that began in 2001 has been ongoing for 17 years and has affected more...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2010
Cover type:
Peatlands
State or Province:
Minnesota
This project was developed and implemented by an inter-disciplinary team. Multiple natural resource objectives were in play as well as trying to work together to learn how to better layout treatments that are practical for commercial harvest, prescribed burning, and reforestation operations. We...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1952
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
The purpose of the DNR Woody Biomass Project, Linking Habitat Restoration to Bioenergy, is to utilize the conversion of woody biomass to bioenergy to create an economic incentive for the restoration of critical habitats that otherwise may not be restored, as well as to provide a local source of...
Cover type:
Other
State or Province:
Minnesota
This silvicultural prescription was designed for a stand at the Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) that is adjacent to the main entrance and just to the east and south of the primary buildings and grounds area (see Supplemental Content [SC] Figure 4). The stand is split into two blocks, each around...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1778
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
This case study was conducted in a recently harvested oak stand with thick brush, including invasive buckthorn. Originally dominated by oak, the stand was planted with red pine to transition to a mixed oak-pine stand. Oak naturally regenerated via seed and sprouting. Before planting red pine, the...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2015
Cover type:
Central hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
Forest regeneration and the associated challenges seem to be gaining importance with more foresters each year, as regeneration deficiencies and the long term outcomes of aging forests become more of a concern. The following information is being shared because of a collective, mutual interest in...
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Wisconsin
The Superior National Forest’s silviculture prescriptions are part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA process includes proposal development, environmental analysis, and implementation of proposed activities. After the NEPA decision notice is finalized, the silviculture...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2005
Cover type:
Mixed Woods
State or Province:
Minnesota
The Superior National Forest’s silviculture prescriptions are part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA process includes proposal development, environmental analysis, and implementation of proposed activities. After the NEPA decision notice is finalized, the silviculture...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2006
Cover type:
Mixed Woods
State or Province:
Minnesota
The Superior National Forest’s silviculture prescriptions are part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NEPA process includes proposal development, environmental analysis, and implementation of proposed activities. After the NEPA decision notice is finalized, the silviculture...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2004
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
Pennsylvania sedge ( Carex pensylvanica ) and ironwood ( Ostrya virginiana ) are present and limiting the regeneration of desired northern harwood species, bringing the future of the stand's northern hardwood covertype classification into doubt. This case study outlines a treatment that is the...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1909
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Wisconsin

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