Dataset Overview

This data publication contains overstory and sapling tree measurements, seedling stocking tallies, and permanent sample plot location data collected from 1950 to 2011 at the Penobscot Experimental Forest in Maine. These data were collected under the working plan: RS-NE "Cutting Practice Level Plots: Penobscot Experimental Forest" and later revisions (see Methodology citation section). This study provides data for four different management regimes: selection cutting on 5-year ("high-order") and 15-year ("good") cycles, fixed diameter-limit cutting on a 15-year cycle ("fair"), and unregulated harvest ("poor") which is also called commercial clearcutting.

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Purpose

To compare the regeneration of a forest after different management regimes which include selection cutting on 5-year and 15-year cycles, fixed diameter-limit cutting and unregulated harvest.

Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset is ongoing

Start date

1950-01-01

Data Availability

This dataset is available to download from another website

Data License

Third party determines data license

Preferred Citation

Kenefic L, Waskiewicz, Justin D, Puhlick, Joshua J, Rogers, Nicole S, Brissette, John C. 2014. Overstory tree and regeneration data from the "Management Intensity Demonstration" study at Penobscot Experimental Forest. USDA Forest Service, Penobscot Experimental Forest. Available at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/rds/archive/products/RDS-2014-0003/_metadata_RDS-2014-0003.html

Update Frequency

Unknown

Maintenance Plan

Not provided

Links

  • Overstory tree and regeneration data from the "Management Intensity Demonstration" study at Penobscot Experimental Forest
  • Penobscot Experimental Forest Data Catalog
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