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Evaluation of proposed dwarf mistletoe management projects on the Sula Ranger District, Bitterroot National Forest Public Deposited
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Residual Douglas-fir in older clearcuts are dwarf mistletoe-infected and pose a threat to regeneration present. Removal of these residuals coupled with planned or completed precommercial thinnings will effectively reduce dwarf mistletoe to an insignificant level and increase future volume yields. The benefit/cost ratio based on timber values alone is negative, but other benefits outweigh the economic ones. Dwarf mistletoe management is recommended.
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