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Scientists: Northwest reaching pivot point in forest management


May 16, 2017

Oregon State University Writer

The Pacific Northwest faces two stark choices for managing its forests, scientists suggest in a new book.

One choice leads to stagnant or declining rural communities and risks to some native species, and the other leads to environmental benefits and increases in employment.

In “People, Forests, and Change: Lessons from the Pacific Northwest,” forestry scientists at Oregon State University, the USDA Forest Service and other universities and research organizations offer a detailed look at the region’s forest management as well as its history, new scien...

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