From Data to Decision Making: Superior National Forest
Topics: Forests Human Impacts on Environment Invasive Species Observation Scientific Process
Skills: Data Collection Measuring Observation Questioning
Grade Levels: Grades 3-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Grades K-2
Resource Types: Kits
Many factors contribute to decision making processes that create a forestry management plan. Field work is done, collecting data about the forest ecosystems. The type, size, and age of trees are recorded, and the information is analyzed to give foresters a picture of what management the area can support. Biologists track rare and invasive plants and animals, and their scientific information contributes to restoration and removal efforts. Specific timber harvests contribute to local economies, while providing strategic forest management support.
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