Kit materials including multicolored laminated cards, a satellite image overlayed with a grid pattern, tiny multicolored blocks, a protractor with a string tied to it and reels of flexible measuring tape

From Data to Decision Making: Superior National Forest

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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Forest Management Lesson Plan

Supporting Materials:

Forestry Managment Group Assignment Cards

Credit: Science Institute for Educators 2011

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