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This is the first entry into 190 acres (Sec.29&32) of 43-year-old aspen types in the Alder Pond Ruffed Grouse Management Area. These stands are divided into 4 management areas; with one being the 59.4 acres in this case study. This management section will be put up for auction in Spring of 2018...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1974
Cover type:
Aspen-Birch
State or Province:
Minnesota
The​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​this​ ​study​ ​is​ ​to​ ​demonstrate​ ​different​ ​retention​ ​patterns​ ​of​ ​red​ ​pine​ ​as​ ​stands approach​ ​old​ ​age.​ ​This​ ​study​ ​will​ ​demonstrate​ ​and​ ​test​ ​differing​ ​spatial​ ​patterns​ ​and​ ​densities​ ​in old​ ​age​ ​red​ ​pine​ ​stands​ ​as​ ​a​ ​...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1841
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
This silvicultural prescription was a cooperative effort with the Forestry and Wildlife Departments within the DNR. On a landscape level, lots of this country has been cut and traditionally come back as a plantation or pure aspen; conversely, the motivation for this prescription was to increase...
Estimated year of stand origin:
2013
Cover type:
Mixed Woods
State or Province:
Minnesota
In January 2017, while doing forest inventory it was discovered that approximately 6 acres of a 16-acre tamarack ( Larix laricina ) stand had likely been killed by eastern larch beetles ( Dendroctonus simplex) . ELB is a native insect that can occasionally reach large population numbers and kill...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1963
Cover type:
Peatlands
State or Province:
Minnesota
The stand was a 37 year-old aspen stand with a small bur oak component. The goal of the stand management was to use patch clearcuts to create gaps, which would then be replanted with softwoods to transition the stand into a 2-aged, mixed wood composition. The remaining aspen can then be harvested...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1972
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
Single tree selection is a valuable tool that may be thought to be used often, but is commonly not performed correctly. This prescription provides a thorough example of a single tree selection prescription, and a demonstration of how it can be implemented. The current stand is even-aged northern...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1912
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Wisconsin
Carlton county has a variety of uniform forest stand structures. Therefore, harvesting timber and making revenue is an important portion of the logging industry throughout the county. However, the overall management goal is to perpetuate as much species diversity as possible for timber resources,...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1952
Cover type:
Northern hardwoods
State or Province:
Minnesota
A treatment designed to regenerate a decadent aspen dominated stand. The desired future condition is dense aspen with an overstory of red pine, white pine, and spruce. The harvest occured in winter 2010-11 and went according to plan. The prescirption failed to note the presence of some diversity...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1938
Cover type:
Aspen-Birch
State or Province:
Minnesota
This case study seeks to determine the success of maintaining mature white pine for reserve and aesthetic value while regenerating white pine with a shelterwood harvest. In an attempt to maximize white pine regeneration, the prescription for the shelterwood harvest included utilizing full tree and...
Estimated year of stand origin:
1910
Cover type:
Pine
State or Province:
Minnesota
A major management focus for this project is protecting the unique native communities and the associated species in the Sugar River floodplain. The Sugar River is one of the most biologically diverse river systems in Wisconsin and has been identified as a Conservation Opportunity Area to protect...
Cover type:
Other
State or Province:
Wisconsin

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