The Opax Mountain silvicultural systems study is a long-term, multi-disciplinary, multi-agency research study of the ecological impact of alternative harvesting practices on a dry Douglas-fir forest in the Interior. The project was initiated in 1992 to provide information on the sustainability of different silvicultural systems. High priority information needs included: harvesting cost and operations logistics, forest regeneration; nutrient cycling and soil productivity; pest management; floral and faunal biodiversity, and historical patterns of natural disturbances. Considerable progress has been made in fulfilling these needs. We have shared results with a wide variety of audiences in over 15 extension events..
Arsenault, Andre. 2004. The ecology and management of dry Douglas-fir forests: the Opax Mountain silvicultural systems study. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2004MR203