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Open-File Report 2007-1054

U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Open-File Report 2007-1054

Assessment and Management of Dead-Wood Habitat

By Joan Hagar

Abstract

Dead wood has become an increasingly important conservation issue in managed forests, as awareness of its function in providing wildlife habitat and in basic ecological processes has dramatically increased over the last several decades. The Decayed Wood Advisor (DecAID) is the most comprehensive tool currently available to inform dead-wood management. This report highlights the advantages of using DecAID to evaluate and manage dead-wood resources.

Contents

Abstract
Introduction
Current BLM Approach to Management of Dead Woods
Methods and Tools for Dead-Wood Management
Concentrations and the Quality of Water
Conclusions
Possible Approaches or Changes
References Cited
Appendix A
Appendix B

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