Forestry Practices in a Northeast Wisconsin Woodland


Forestry Practices in a Northeast Wisconsin Woodland


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Forest inventory studies are important for understanding forest succession. Periodic forest inventories are important to understand how the forest changes and what the changes mean for the health of the forest. The data gathered in this inventory will start a long-term study on the forest succession at the St. Norbert College Natural Sciences Field Station. Measurements were conducted with a variety of forestry instruments to determine tree species, diameter at breast height (dbh), canopy cover, and tree height. Measured trees were marked with metal tags and coordinates were recorded using a handheld GPS unit. Mature tree species were a focal point of the study although other species were noted. The long term goal of this study is to collect data periodically on tree dimensions, diversity, and richness to study long term trends of forest succession at this site. The data will advance a research partnership that is capable of educating stakeholders on the forest dynamics of the site that will aid in implementing conservation and management actions.


Dr. Adam Brandt, Biology

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undergraduate, research, collaboration, biology, forestry

Forestry Practices in a Northeast Wisconsin Woodland