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Main Title Regional Forest Management Planning in the Southern United States.
Author Dixon., R. K. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher 1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/153;
Stock Number PB91-129197
Additional Subjects Climatic changes ; Forestry ; Warm fronts ; Production ; Losses ; Structural timber ; Mammals ; Water pollution ; Soil properties ; Recreation ; Investments ; Decision making ; Global ; Habitats
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-129197 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
Simulation models have been employed to examine the effects of global climate change on forest ecosystems in the southern United States. Predictions for the region suggest a warmer climate in the next century. Shifts in forest species distribution and composition are projected in response to climate change within the next 50-80 years. A long-term decline in forest productivity could occur and timber production, biotic habitat, water quality and quantity from watersheds, soil properties, and recreation opportunities could be altered. Forest management planning by industry, non-industrial private landowners and public agencies will be influenced by climate change impacts. Forest regeneration practices, silvicultural treatments and rotation lengths in natural and managed forest may need to be adjusted to cope with climate change. An increase in risk associated with climate change events will likely influence investment decisions regarding intensive forest management by owners and managers.