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Forestry Publications & Resources


After the Burn: Assessing and Managing Your Forestland after a Wildfire > PDF
Chapters cover fire ecology; fire mechanics and behavior; fire's effect on vegetation, wildlife, soils, watersheds, and aquatic environments; emergency rehabilitation treatments; assessing fire's impa . . . . . more details
 
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Are Your Streams Healthy? Stream Quality Survey for Managing Private Forest Ecosystems
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Basic Forest Inventory Techniques for Family Forest Owners > PDF
An inventory is a cornerstone of forest stewardship planning that not only ensures your forest is healthy and productive, but can meet your objectives as a landowner for years to come. This manual wil . . . . . more details
 

Contracting for Timber Harvest Under Ecosystem Management
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Diplodia Tip Blight on Ponderosa Pine
Diplodia tip blight kills pine shoots from the tips in and can cause serious damage. This publication covers identification, damage, and control methods. Information applies to landscape trees, forest . . . . . more details
 
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Enhancing Reforestation Success in the Inland Northwest > PDF
This publication highlights vegetation management strategies to improve conifer seedling survival and growth. It compares vegetation management methods such as scalping, mulch mats, and herbicides for . . . . . more details
 

Evaluating Private Forest Ecosystems for Silvicultural Prescriptions and Ecosystem Management Planning
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Evaluating Wildlife Habitat for Managing Private Forest Ecosystems in the Inland Northwest
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Field Guide to the Bark Beetles of Idaho and Adjacent Regions
This practical guide for forest owners and managers, entomologists, and natural history enthusiasts allows anyone with a basic knowledge of Idaho trees to seek out and identify any of Idaho's more tha . . . . . more details
 
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Field Guide to the Willows of East-Central Idaho > PDF
Willow identification is difficult for land managers and professional botanists alike because existing floras emphasize short-lived flower and fruit characteristics not present during much of the fiel . . . . . more details
 

Forest Water Quality
A companion to the book Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices Field Guide, the video contains two parts. Part 1 describes how water moves through the forest, how our forest activities can . . . . . more details
 

Genetic Improvement of Private Woodland Ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Introduces woodland owners and managers to basic concepts and general practices of genetic improvement. Describes "plus tree selection" to encourage or limit reproduction to trees with desirable trait . . . . . more details
 

Grass Seeding Forest Roads, Skid Trails, and Landings in the Inland Northwest > PDF
Sediments are one of the main nonpoint sources of pollution for lakes, rivers, and streams in the Inland Northwest. This 8-page publication (including cover) shares strategies for protecting waters by . . . . . more details
 

Hardwood Plantations for the Inland Northwest
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Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices Field Guide: Using BMPs to Protect Water Quality > PDF
This practical guide will help forest landowners, managers, and operators apply Idaho's mandatory forestry BMPs. Contents include (1) the science related to forests, forest hydrology, aquatic ecolo . . . . . more details
 

Idaho's Forest Products Industry: Current Conditions and Forecast 2010 > PDF
A new report from the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources will benefit anyone with an interest in the Idaho forest products industry. The report examines the Idaho forest products indus . . . . . more details
 

Land Survey and Mapping > PDF
Discusses types of plane surveys, including property surveys and cadastral surveys. Briefly sketches the history of the rectangular survey system in the United States and describes how the rectangular . . . . . more details
 

Logging Selectively
A practical field guide to partial timber harvesting in forests of the Inland Northwest and the northern Rocky Mountains. Author: Chris Schnepf . . . . . more details
 
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Major Wood Decays in the Inland Northwest
Describes examples of wood decay compiled from herbarium, laboratory and field specimens. Descriptions, photographs and keys help readers identify types of decay in lay terms. A glossary defines unusu . . . . . more details
 
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Management Planning for the Family Forest Owner > PDF
Leads you through the steps of preparing a useful management plan for your forest property. Includes numerous sources of further information. 4 pp. Authors: Randy Brooks and Ron Mahoney . . . . . more details
 

Managing Organic Debris for Forest Health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needs > PDF
This 60-page publication, with over 80 full-color photographs, tables, and charts, will help forest owners and those who work with them to maximize forest health and minimize problems. Authors: Chris . . . . . more details
 
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Managing Woodland Roads
A full-color field guide to building and maintaining unpaved roads in woodland environments. Contains information on road shapes and surfaces, cross-drainage structures, stream crossings, wet-weather . . . . . more details
 
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Protecting and Landscaping Homes in the Wildland/Urban Interface > PDF
Life on the urban-wildland interface is enjoyable but not without danger. In western forest environments, wildfire should be anticipated and planned for, not unexpected and dismissed. You have a choic . . . . . more details
 
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Pruning Western White Pine: A Vital Tool for Species Restoration > PDF
Pruning young white pine can increase survival of individual trees exposed to white pine blister rust and help restore the species in Inland Northwest forests. Learn when and how to prune and the silv . . . . . more details
 

Reducing Fire Risk on Your Property > PDF
The degree of wildfire risk depends on both the probability of an ignition and the potential for damage or harm (such as loss of trees, homes, or even lives). Recognizing that you may have a high wild . . . . . more details
 

Return of the Giants > PDF
Foresters from the UI, USDA Forest Service, and Potlatch Corporation make the case for restoring white pine ecosystems in the inland Northwest by breeding and aggressively planting blister rust-resist . . . . . more details
 
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Special Forest Products > PDF
This publication covers the sale of nontimber forest commodities. These include edible wild mushrooms, fresh floral greens, dried flowers, wild berries, seeds, roots, bark, and other plant parts. Info . . . . . more details
 

Thinning-An Important Timber Management Tool > PDF
Explains how seedlings grow into mature trees and how stands of trees develop. Describes basic tree growth and growth processes (photosynthesis, respiration, and translocation-assimilation). Discusses . . . . . more details
 

Tree Growth, Forest Management, and Their Implications for Wood Quality > PDF
For foresters and wood products manufacturers, the publication provides basic information on tree growth, characteristics that define wood quality, and implications of common silvicutlrural activities . . . . . more details
 

Trees Against the Wind > PDF
Learn how to plan, establish, and care for windbreaks, shelterbelts, and living snow fences. Includes sections on windbreak design, planting for wildlife, windbreak species characteristics, and much m . . . . . more details
 

Wild Trees of Idaho > PDF
Idaho is a tree state, and even nonforested parts have wild trees along streams, in clefts in rocks, along irrigation ditches, and in a variety of other special habitats. This book is about wild trees . . . . . more details
 


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