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1. In their study of cost structure for an integrated product harvest, Saunders et al. determined which of the following cost components had the highest cost per ton for solid hardwood products?

a) Harvest equipment.
b) Harvest labor.
c) Stumpage.
2. Which of the following is NOT one of the limitations of the study conducted by Saunders et al.?
a) The study failed to account properly for wood fuel chips coming from the processing of large sawlogs.
b) Time-in-motion data for the feller-buncher was ill-suited to distinguish between time spent harvesting solid hardwood logs and time spent harvesting fuel chip materials.
c) Complete data on the number of tree-length vs. log-length stems skidded to the landing were recorded.

3. Sundstrom et al. found that more national forest managers and staff rated the production trend for high value products such as saw or veneer logs as increasing rather than decreasing in which regions?

a) Southern and Eastern Regions.
b) Rocky Mountain and Intermountain Regions.
c) Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Regions.

4. National forest managers and staff identified which three categories of strategies for fostering woody biomass utilization as the most important in the Sundstrom et al. study?

a) Public education, forest planning and management, building partnerships and agreements.
b) Building partnerships and agreements, public education, financial and policy incentives.
c) Financial and policy incentives, developing utilization infrastructure, building partnerships and agreements.

5. According to the article by Bowman et al., land cover change, especially in and near urban areas, is of significant concern in Iowa because:

a) A large number of native perennial plant species are endangered.
b) Several of Iowa's largest and most rapidly growing cities are located adjacent to river systems, and the riparian areas of Iowa's rivers are where a large proportion of natural forest ecosystems remain.
c) People in Iowa cities don't have enough access to natural areas.
6. Bowman et al. found that In order for municipalities to use spatial software to assess land cover change over time, cities would need to:
a) Hire specially trained GIS specialists to generate customized land cover maps.
b) Conduct both ground-truthing and statistical analyses of map accuracy.
c) Use publicly available land cover information to gain a general idea of land cover change over time.

7. In comparing the area of origin and actions taken data in their analysis of wildland fires within municipal jurisdictions, Thomas and Butry found that:

a) More structure fires occurred because of wildland fires.
b) Structure-caused wildland fires were equal to wildland-fire caused structure fires.
c) More wildland fires occurred because of structure fires.
8. Based on their literature review, Riffell et al. posit that biofuel harvest of grasses may be more compatible with wildlife diversity goals compared to traditional hay and forage management because:
a) There is a growing consensus that a single, post-senescence harvest maximizes total biofuel potential and is outside the breeding season for most birds and other wildlife species.
b) There is a growing consensus that biofuel harvests can cut grasses at a higher height than haying, without sacrificing total biofuels potential and leaving more winter cover for wildlife.
c) There is a growing consensus that total biofuel production potential can be achieved using less fertilizer input than hay production.

9. At least structurally, pine-switchgrass systems could be similar to pine-grassland systems that historically dominated large areas of the US south. However, the net effect on avian diversity is impossible to predict because:

a) Intercropped switchgrass would still represent a net addition of grasslands even though switchgrass plantings may not be as diverse as native grasslands.
b) Bird species that favor recently clearcut-harvested and regenerating forests may respond negatively
c) Intercropped switchgrass pine stands are all harvested at the same times and heights.
10. According to Dosskey et al., how could agroforestry practices help to restore key ecological functions of bottomland hardwood forests in the lower Mississippi River alluvial valley?
a) By providing early-successional forest habitat buffers between intensively farmed areas and existing patches of mature forest.
b) By improving hydrology to keep more water available for agricultural crops.
c) By increasing landowner profit from marginal agricultural land.