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Dictionary of Forestry Terms: property rights, timber appraisal, prescribed burn (note there are several definitions), fecundity, canopy cover, urban forestry

1. According to the study of state timber sale programs, policies, and procedures by Brown et al., as the size of a state's timber program increases, the influence state constitutional provisions has on the program tends to:

a) decrease.
b) remains the same.
c) increase.
2. The Brown et al. study of state timber sale programs found that, in general, bidding competition is the lowest on which of the following categories of state timber sale programs?
a) Large programs
b) Mid-size programs
c) Small programs

3. State timber program supervisors are often frustrated in their efforts to manage timber optimally, often because state regulations place requirements on program operation. In the Brown et al. study of barriers to effective state timber sale program administration, which of the following emerged as a major specific concern in this regard?

a) Difficulty in directing favorable timber contracts to favored loggers
b) Inability to tailor their sale method to the unique conditions associated with each sale and little flexibility for dealing with depressed market conditions
c) Inadequate technology and computer software for foresters in the field

4.Which of the following did state timber sale program supervisors cite most often as a barrier to reducing administrative costs of their program in the Brown et al. study of administrative barriers?

a) Inadequate technology and computer software systems
b) Lack of continuing education opportunities for field staff
c) Excessive agencies rules and procedures

5. The Arthur et al. article considers which of the following ways to refine the oak-fire hypothesis for management of oak-dominated forests in the eastern US?

a) Examine the role of prehistoric fire on dominance of competing species throughout the eastern deciduous forest biome
b) Consider each oak life stage in the context of the potential impacts of fire, either positive or negative, on oak success
c) Use dendrochronology to expand understanding of historical fire frequency in the region.
6. Arthur et al. suggest that application of prescribed fire could positively impact oak seedling establishment in what way?
a) By reducing litter depth so root penetration by oak seedlings is not impeded by too much litter
b) By eliminating seeds of competing species in the existing seed bank
c) By enhancing strong root bud sprouting responses, which can lead to high seedling densities

7. What is the top reason given for parcelizing their forestland by Catskill/Delaware watersheds landowners?

a) Age or physical limitations
b) To give lots to family members
c) The burden of property taxes
8. According to a survey of Catskill/Delaware watersheds landowners, home ownership was important to both groups and:
a) parcelizing respondents were more likely to have a primary residence on their property.
b) both groups of respondents were equally likely to have a primary residence on their property.
c) parcelizing respondents were less likely to have a primary residence on their property

9. The use of remote sensing to interpret urban tree canopy cover is not new, but according to the article by McGee et al., one significant challenge has been:

a) constantly evolving technology that results in more accurate analysis techniques being employed from one assessment to the next.
b) the difficulty of detecting canopy change over time because uncertainty in the analysis is often greater than the change being detected.
c) using precisely the same source data specifications associated with data collected from multiple time periods can affect the reliability of the change detection analysis.
10. Project analysts at the Virginia UTC Project use 1-meter resolution imagery acquired through the USDA National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP), which is more accessible to smaller communities than commercial data options. An additional advantage of NAIP imagery is that it:
a) is the imagery recommended by American Forests for UTC assessment.
b) also adheres to the urban tree canopy assessment standards established by the Chesapeake Bay Program.
c) is the most reliable imagery available.