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“Our partners play a vital role in helping to guide the ongoing development of future research directions, as well as assist in the identification of current gaps in our knowledge base,” said Mark Coggeshall, research forester and Forest Service lead scientist at HTIRC.

image of htirc staff at Pike LumberTwenty years ago, the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center(HTIRC) partnership was formed between the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Purdue University, and a host of other organizations for the purpose of ensuring the continued health and sustainability of America’s hardwood resources, primarily in the Central Hardwood Region (CHR) of the U.S. More

Purdue Researchers Release White Paper
on Indiana Forest Management Issues

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A team of forest and wildlife researchers from Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources has published a white paper addressing three critical questions in the ongoing discussion about management of Indiana state forests.

Bob Wagner, department head and professor, said the purpose of the paper, titled “Addressing Concerns about Management of Indiana’s Forests,” was to provide useful information to policymakers and the public.

“This is our best science-based assessment from decades of research on these issues,” Wagner said.

Questions addressed in the paper are:
* Are natural disturbances alone adequate to maintain a desirable structure and diversity of Indiana’s forests and wildlife?
* Is timber harvesting bad for wildlife?
* How is “old-growth” forest defined, and is it a relevant term for managing Indiana’s forests? Read More




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