The purpose of this publication is to introduce you to the world of forest
protection by: (1) providing you with broad definitions of the five
principal groups of destructive agents; and (2) presenting some information on the impacts of these groups on the forests of Oregon.
This study estimates a range of opportunity costs associated with three land
management alternatives for a site in the Oregon Coast Range. A 35,000 acre site was
selected which includes a mix of federal and private land ownership and provides
significant biological resources. The first alternative examines a plan for...
This study assessed implementation of the 1994 Water Protection Rules in the Oregon Forest Practices Act from the perspective of Rule users and post-harvest riparian conditions. A 1993 evaluation found that under the previous rules over half of riparian conifers were removed during harvest, prompting concerns about future sources of...
Forested landscapes displaying evidence of timber
harvesting have often induced conflicts between forest
managers and the public. Potential conflicts with
neighboring homeowners also has been increasing because of
growing environmental concern and increasing numbers of
Analysis of previous studies suggests that people's
reaction toward forested landscapes will be different...
Attention has been drawn to the observation that environmental benefits under the current regulatory approaches are diminishing with respect to increased pollution control costs. Regulators have begun to appreciate that while environmental gains can still be achieved under the current command and control system, the most significant environmental gains have...