Visualize your forest - Using forest simulation software to communicate forest management concepts to private forestland owners

Paul Roth, J. C. Finley

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Abstract

The Stand Visualization System (SVS) can reinforce understanding of forest management concepts when coupled with a "traditional" cooperative extension educational program to private forest landowners (PFLs). SVS, linked to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS), creates a time-compressed series of images that convey the effects of growth, treatments, and disturbances on stand structure. Participants in 12 workshops were evaluated to understand shifts in attitudes and knowledge on a number of management concepts after exposure to presentations. SVS software can aid in communicating and reinforcing PFLs' understanding of forest management concepts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Forestry
Volume105
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Plant Science

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