1 Definition of a Silvicultural System 4 The Decision Process Appendix 1 Answer Key
2 Major Types of Systems 5 There's More to Learn Appendix 2 Advantages and Disadvantages
3 Variations of Major Types 6 Implementation Appendix 3 References

The Decision Process

What You Will Learn

After completing this chapter you should be able to:

  • describe an approach to decision-making for silvicultural systems
  • appreciate the importance of clear objectives for developing silvicultural systems
  • differentiate between the various types of resource management
  • recognize the potential for stand structural options based on stand data
  • appreciate the potential risks that must be considered before choosing a suitable silvicultural system option.

Terms to Remember

  • resource management objectives
  • stand structural design (objectives)
  • stand structures
  • stand structural attributes
  • stand spacial patterns
  • successional stage
  • stand development
  • risk appraisal
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What You Will Learn

Terms to Remember

Overview of the Decision-making Process

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