Managing western hemlock forests in the Oregon coast range

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Oregon State University Extension Service , Corvallis, Or
Western hemlock -- Coast Ranges., Western hemlock -- Oregon., Forest management -- Coast Ranges., Forest management -- Or
StatementR.E. Duddles and S.A. Fitzgerald.
SeriesEC -- 1490., The Woodland workbook : stand management, Extension circular (Oregon State University. Extension Service) -- 1490., Woodland workbook
ContributionsFitzgerald, S. A., Oregon State University. Extension Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p. :
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Open LibraryOL15534081M

Mature forest types include Douglas-fir, western hemlock, red alder, bigleaf maple, and western red cedar, but today the region is largely dominated by industrial timber plantations.

It is the smallest of the Coast Range subregions, covering square miles ( km 2) in Grays Harbor County north of Aberdeen, Washington. Willapa Hills (1f)Borders: List, Puget Lowland (2), Willamette Valley. Managing Western Hemlock Forests in the Oregon Coast Range EC • January $ R.E.

Duddles and S.A. Fitzgerald STAND MANAGEMENT Western hemlock forests in the coastal areas of Oregon are some of the most productive and diverse forests in the world. This rich diversity represents both a challenge and an opportunity for wood.

Western hemlock forests in the coastal areas of Oregon are some of the most productive and diverse forests in the world. This rich diversity represents both a challenge and an opportunity for woodland owners interested in managing western hemlock on their by: 1.

I had the opportunity during last month’s OFRI-sponsored Western Oregon Sustainable Forestry Teacher Tour in Tillamook to visit forestlands managed by Stimson Lumber Co. and the Oregon Department of Forestry as well as tour a Hampton Lumber sawmill.

I came away from the tour with the impression that western hemlock is the super tree of the Oregon Coast. 9: Landslides, Surface Erosion, and Forest Operations in the Oregon Coast Range Arne E. Skaugset, Gordon H. Reeves, and Richard F.

Keim Introduction Physical Setting of the Oregon Coast Range Geology Hydrology Landslides and Surface Erosion in Unmanaged Coast Range Forests Geomorphic context for debris flows.

The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service own about 57 percent of Oregon's forests, but federal land has been so. Western hemlock is not to be confused with the poisonous and unrelated herbaceous hemlocks.

Range It is commonly found in temperate rain forests and usually lives within miles of the coast. But it is also found in the foothills of the Cascades and Coast Range on moist sites (generally more than 60 inches of annual rainfall).

Sarg.), western redcedar (Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don), and bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum Pursh)) in eight old-growth forests of the Oregon Coast Range. The greatest forest floor accumulations of C, N, P, Ca, Mg, and K occurred under Douglas-fir, primarily due to greater forest floor mass.

In mineral soil, western hemlock exhibited. Forests dominated by western hemlock and Sitka spruce hug the fog belt along the Oregon coast, seldom reaching more than a few miles inland or a few hundred feet above sea level.

Both species are shade-tolerant, but Sitka spruce is more resistant to salt spray. Sitka spruce sometimes grows in. Oregon Department of Forestry’s mission is to serve the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon’s forests to enhance environmental, economic, and.

Douglas-fir/western hemlock, Oregon Coast Range Mark R. Nabel⇑, Michael Newton, Elizabeth C. Cole Oregon State University, Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, Corvallis, ORUSA article info Article history: Received 19 June Received in revised form 5 December Accepted 8 December This study initiated a two-aged forest stand structure by underplanting year-old stands, primarily of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.)Franco var.

menziesii) and Douglas-fir – western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla (Raf.) Sarg.), thinned to 19–33 m 2 /ha on interior and coastal sites in the Oregon Coast Range. Douglas-fir, grand fir (Abies grandis (Dougl.

ex D. Don) Lindl. Wind damage is serious in the forests of the Oregon Coast Range. For example, on December 4,one severe storm blew down billion than western hemlock.

Trees infected with root rot were particularly methods of managing coastal forests to minimize wind damage and to pro.

States and private forest owners, and management of the National Forests and National western hemlock forest, noble fir forest, Douglas-fir forest, Oregon Coast Range, remnant population.

Preface The research natural area (RNA) described in this supplement1 is administered. parameterized for the western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) vegetation zone (Franklin and Dyrness, ) using data from the Cascade Mountains of Oregon (Garman et al., ; Hansen et al., ).

And although much of the CLAMS study area (Oregon Coast Range) is in the western hemlock zone, it is distinguished from the Cascades by. Western hemlock zone forests: The regional climatic climax for the western hemlock zone in the Oregon Coast Ranges is thought to be the western hemlock/western swordfern association.

Shrub layers are not well developed in these habitats, although vine maple or dwarf Oregon. future management. The Oregon Coast Range The northern half of the Oregon Coast Range, where fire data are more readily available, comprises about million ha, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Willamette Valley on the east.

The present discussion per- tains to this area. Calibrating and testing a gap model for simulating forest management in the Oregon Coast Range Robert J. Pabsta,*, Matthew N. Goslinb, Steven L.

Garmanc, Thomas A.

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Spiesd a Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Richardson HallOregon State University, Corvallis, ORUnited States b Ecotrust, Portland, OR, United States c US Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States.

Editor’s Note: The following entry was developed in response to questions we have been asked locally about timber clearcutting and downed trees one might see in the forests near Seaside, Oregon.

There’s a lot of history surrounding the forested areas surrounding Seaside and the North Coast region. In, andfires decimated very large portions of forest you see in this area. Tree-ring analysis was applied to assess the impacts of the fungal disease Swiss needle cast on the radial growth of mature Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) forests in the western Oregon Coast gh considered endemic to the Pacific Northwest, Swiss needle cast has significantly lowered productivity in Douglas-fir forests only in the past 20–30 years.

The Oregon Coast Range, often called simply the Coast Range and sometimes the Pacific Coast Range, is a mountain range, in the Pacific Coast Ranges physiographic region, in the U.S.

state of Oregon along the Pacific north-south running range extends over miles ( km) from the Columbia River in the north on the border of Oregon and Washington, south to the middle fork of. This publication is part of the Alternative Forest Management series.

It describes a case study on shelterwood harvest and using active management to convert a mature, even-aged stand to a multi-aged stand in the Oregon Coast Range. The landowner's core management philosophy is to create forests that are both ecologically complex and economically viable.

Called the "Coast Range ecoregion!' in the U.S., in B.C. it corresponds to the "Coastal Western Hemlock vegetation zone," including most ecoregions of the "Coast and Mountains ecoprovince." Extending along the entire coast from 42 0 to 58 0, there is.

To assess spotted owl use of young forests, we studied home-range sizes and habitat-use patterns of 24 adult northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) on 2 sites in the Oregon Coast Range: the Elliott State Forest (ESF) and state forest lands in the Northern Coast Range (NCR).

Conifer forests at ESF were characterized by a mixture of old, mature, and pole-sized conifer, similar to. Map Eastern Oregon Coast Range forest fire patterns, 3) West: 6-year jinx. The Douglas-fir forests of the western Coast Range have nearly all burned at least once at one time or another during catastrophic fire events in historical time.

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Impacts of Swiss needle cast on overstory Douglas-fir forests of the western Oregon Coast Range Bryan A. Black 1*, David C. Shaw 2, and Jeffrey K. Stone 3 1. Oregon State University Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Hatfield Marine Science Center, SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, ORUSA.

Western Hemlock Adapted from Agee •More typical of the dry Oregon Coast Range Fire History ( to ) Teensma et al. Salem Salem Salem Salem. Preparing for climate change through science-management collaboration 0 2. The Forest is situated within the Oregon Coast Range, a mountain range that runs north to south from the Columbia River to north central California.

The Siuslaw National Forest is bordered on the east by the Willamette Valley and the west by the Pacific Ocean and is one of only two national forests located in the lower 48 states to claim. growth, mature, and second-growth forests of Douglas-fir and western hemlock in the Oregon Coast Ranges and Olympic Mountains, Washington," by Eric D.

Forsman, Jerry F Franklin, and E. Charles Meslow. On file with Research Work UnitForestry Sciences Laboratory, Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR   b Department of Forest Management, College of Forestry and Conservation, The P.C.

Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Fire in the Forests of the Central Oregon Coast Range. Ph.D. dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. developmental pathways, and fire regime characterization of Douglas-fir/western hemlock forests in the.

Density management and biodiversity in young Douglas-fir forests: Challenges of managing across scales Duncan S.

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Wilson*, Klaus J. Puettmann Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Richardson Hall, Corvallis, ORUSA.ha (1,ac) tract of coniferous forest containing stands dominated by to year-old Douglas-fir, a small old-growth (+ years) Douglas-fir stand, and riparian vegetation within the western hemlock zone of the Coast Range in western Oregon.

Keywords: Research natural area, fire-initiated Douglas-fir forest, old-growth.At Hampton Lumber, we toured a sawmill that handles only western hemlock logs and is well-positioned in the heart of Oregon’s coastal hemlock forests.

This dimension lumber mill produces 2-by-4, 2-by-6, 2-by-8, 2-by and 2-bys of various lengths, plus some larger, 4-inch-thick boards.