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Forestry References

Forestry References

 

NRCS References for Forest Practice Specifications and Implementation:

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Electronic Field Office Technical Guides (eFOTG) are the primary scientific references for NRCS. They contain technical information about the conservation of soil, water, air, and related plant and animal resources.
 

Washington Technical Notes are available in Section 1 of the eFOTG:

Forestry Technical Note 10
Stand Density Guide; Minimum spacing for planting trees by species for 612 Tree/Shrub Establishment and a spacing range for 666 Forest Stand Improvement (Precommercial thinning) http://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/references/public/WA/For_Std_Den_Guide.pdf

Plant Material Technical Note 10
Riparian Revegetation Plants; http://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/references/public/WA/TN10_riparian_reveg_plants.pdf  (PDF; 162 KB)

Engineering Technical Note 10
Forest Roads Contracting, Construction and Maintenance for Small Forest Woodland Owners;
http://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/references/public/WA/ENG_TECH_NOTE_10.pdf
 

Idaho Technical Notes:  http://www.id.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/forestry.html
Tech Note 1; 
A Primer for Timber Harvesting
Tech Note11; 
Biomass Measurements for Western Conifers

Montana Technical Notes:
Forestry Technical Note MT-15; Transportation, Care and Storage of Seedlings and Planting
ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/MT/www/technical/forestry/Forestry_Tech_Note_MT15.pdf   (PDF; 912 KB)

Plant Materials Technical Note Number MT-51; Temporary Storage and Handling of Container, Bareroot, and Cutting Stock
ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/MT/www/technical/plants/technotes/planttechnoteMT51.pdf  (PDF; 205 KB)

Oregon Technical Notes:  http://www.or.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/ecs/forestry/forestry-technotes.html
Forestry Technical Note No. 18: Basic Windbreak Design Criteria for Farm and Ranch Headquarters Areas and Large Residential Lots.
ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/OR/Technical_Notes/Forestry/Forestry18.pdf
Forestry Technical Note No. 25: How Windbreaks Work: ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/OR/Technical_Notes/Forestry/Forestry25.pdf
Forestry Technical Note No. 26: Windbreak Establishment  ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/OR/Technical_Notes/Forestry/Forestry26.pdf

You also have the option of taking the Forest Stewardship planning classes from WSU Extension and DNR Forest Stewardship Foresters.

 

Our Partners In Serving Non-Industrial Forestland Owners:

Washington Conservation Commission (WCC) logo Washington Conservation Commission  (WCC)

http://www.scc.wa.gov/contacts/conservation-districts/

or http://www.scc.wa.gov/maps/district-locator-map/

Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) logo Washington Association of Conservation Districts  (WACD)

http://www.wadistricts.org/our-programs/committees/forestry.html

http://www.wadistricts.org/plant-materials-center.html

Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) logo Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/ForestPractices/Pages/Home.aspx

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/BusinessPermits/Topics/SmallForestLandownerOffice/Pages/forest_stewardship_program.aspx

 

 

Washington State University - Extension (WSU) logo Washington State University - Extension  (WSU) http://extension.wsu.edu/forestry/Pages/default.aspx

 

US Forest Service (USFS) logo USDA
Forest Service  (USFS)

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/communityforests/?cid=fsbdev2_026870

USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station

     

 

 

Other Useful Resources for the forest steward

NRCS National Forestry Manual and Handbook:  http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/forestry.html
NRCS Forest Economics:
http://www.economics.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/tools/index.html#Forest0
http://www.economics.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/models/forrestandwindbreaks/

Indigenous Uses, Management, and Restoration of Oaks of the Far Western United States;  http://npdc.usda.gov/pdf/tech_note_190_pm_2.pdf

Western Washington Native Woody Plants for Wildlife;  ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/WA/Tech/PM/.../WestWA_TreesShrubs.xls

PNW-GRT-804: “Planting Native Oak in the Pacific Northwest”, Devine and Harrington, Feb. 2010;  http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/pnw_gtr804.pdf

USFS Fuels Loading Photo Series:
http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/pnw_gtr105/
http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/gtr51/index.shtml

Tree Growth, Forest Management and Their Implications for Wood Quality:  http://www.cof.orst.edu/cof/fs/kpuettmann/FS 533/PNW576.pdf

Woody Plant Seed Manual:  www.nsl.fs.fed.us/wpsm/