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- September 15, 2011 at 11:22 am #43047Ethan TapperParticipant
Here is a link to one of Dr. William Keeton’s study, testing the carbon sequestration of northern forests under different human disturbance regimes. There are some parts of it that seem silly — it is done largely with computer modeling and disregards soil carbon emissions (i.e. heavy soil scarification will release lots of carbon dioxide and create less net carbon sequestration), but I think that it speaks to a lot of what we’ve been talking about in this and the sustainable forestry forums.
A lot of it is what Carl and others have been talking about, using horses to their utmost ability in surgical harvests, uneven aged management, getting in there while preserving and enriching forest structure. The scenario in this study with the most carbon sequestration is no management (surprise), but next to that uneven-aged management on a 30 year rotation sequesters the most carbon.
Just though it was interesting —Ethan
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