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Quiz - Windthrow and Forest Practices

Learning outcome:
  • Become aware of windthrow assessment and how to manage windthrow to achieve objectives.

Assessment Questions:






























  1. What Forest Practices Code guidebooks offer best practices for planning windthrow management?

A) Riparian Management Area Guidebook
B) Gully Assessment Procedures Guidebook
C) Mapping and Assessing Terrain Stability Guidebook
D) Biodiversity Guidebook
E) all of the above.

  1. What biodiversity considerations are important when planning windthrow management?

A) salvage should not affect FEN integrity
B) risk to wildlife patches should be minimized
C) windthrow is a natural ecological process
D) all of the above.

  1. How do new forest management practices make windthrow management more challenging?

A) smaller block sizes mean more forest edges
B) partial cuts place more stems at risk
C) partial cuts limit a manager's ability to place boundaries in safe zones
D) reserve areas increase the overall length of vulnerable boundaries
E) all of the above.

  1. At what point in the forest management cycle should the land manager begin to consider windthrow management?

A) when it's time to call the salvage contractors
B) at the first signs of winter winds
C) next time you are in the field
D) when you first consider harvest planning.

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