The Impact of Forest Management Activities on Forest Aesthetics

Researchers: Bryan Begay, Bogdan Strimbu, Stephen Fitzgerald

Study Objective: Assess the impact of forest management activities on forest aesthetics

Summary: In 2020, director of the research forests Stephen Fitzgerald, forest manager Brent Klumph, associate professor of forest engineering Bogdan Strimbu, graduate student Bryan Begay, and forestry student workers employed a three-phase technique to plan harvests when there are potential viewshed impacts. This project was part of Begay’s larger master’s research project exploring aesthetic silviculture.


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