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Alternative Forest Management
Interactive app & PDFs
There is more than one way to do everything, and that includes managing forests.
“It would be great to present alternative forest management strategies to people by using case studies,” said Stephen Fitzgerald, Extension Silviculture Specialist.
Fitzgerald’s idea was to create a collection of examples organized around common elements —things like stand structure, forest conditions, and lessons learned—so people would have the information they need to make a decision about what is best for their forest stands.
We thought it would be valuable if forest owners could not only read about management options but also see them. So, we worked with Stephen to develop Alternative Forest Management as an interactive, tablet-friendly app that puts people in the woods using videos, 360-degree panoramic perspectives, and hands-on tools. Currently, the app includes three case studies:
- Two-Aged Stand Management in the Coast Range (EM 9082)
- Individual Tree Selection (ITS) in a Northeast Oregon Mixed Conifer Forest (EM 9083)
- Mixed Conifer and Hardwood Forest Management in Southwest Oregon (EM 9084)
All the case studies are also available for download as PDFs. And more case studies are on the way!
Contact: Jeff Hino, Learning Technology Leader