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1. Alaska focus group participants in the Grotta et al. study differed from those in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in what way?

a) There was consensus among Washington, Oregon, and Idaho landowners attributing their observations of such things as weather trends to climate change.
b) The Alaska landowners attributed a variety of environmental changes to climate change.
c) Alaskans relied on the mainstream media for information about climate change, whereas participants from the other states relied more on climate models.
2. Grotta et al. recommend extension programming for family forest owners regarding climate change that:
a) Emphasizes practical on-the-ground management strategies.
b) Uses a global frame of reference to describe climate change.
c) Avoids discussing climate models.

3. According to the estimated economy-wide welfare impacts in the Gan study, which country would be better off by increasing its domestic production of wood and paper products?

a) United States
b) China
c) Brazil

4. In terms of minimizing global total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from manufacturingwood or paper products, Gan found that:

a) China is the best place to expand production of these products, whereas Brazil is the least desired country for such expansions and the U.S. is in-between.
b) China is the worst place to expand production of these products, whereas Brazil is in-between, and the U.S. is the most desired country for such expansions.
c) China is the worst place to expand production of these products, whereas Brazil is the most desired country for such expansions and the U.S. is in-between.

5. How have fire science user audiences changed over time according to the Davis et al. assessment?

a) They have become more limited to experts with extensive technical knowledge.
b) They have become more diverse and include practitioners and non-experts as well as resource managers.
c) They have not changed very much.
6. Davis et al. found that fire science consortia might ideally play what role in the future?
a) Increasing funding for fire science users to attend conferences and field tours
b) Managing information for diverse audiences while facilitating new connections and networks
c) Helping discover and deliver scientific truths to non-expert practitioners

7. In the VanBrakle et al. study, which of the following areas of the harvest access system had the lowest water quality BMP scores?

a) Skid trails and landings
b) Forest roads and stream crossings
c) Stream crossings and water diversion devices
8. VanBrakle et al. suggest that for organizations concerned with protecting water quality:
a) Subsidizing a more integrated approach that engages multiple management stakeholders and includes peer-based learning opportunities may be a more effective use of funds.
b) A more aggressive approach to encouraging family forest owners to implement forest management plans is needed.
c) Subsidizing forest management plans is an effective tool resulting in good BMP implementation.

9. . What advantage does a public participation geographic information system (PPGIS) have over written public comments in a forest planning process according to Brown and Donovan?

a) Public information collected is spatially referenced to locations on the national forest.
b) More people are likely to submit information using PPGIS than written comments.
c) PPGIS requires less knowledge of the forest than providing comments about forest plan.
10. Although Brown and Donovan do not suggest that the use of PPGIS in a national forest planning will resolve inherentsocial conflict over the purposes for national forests, they do conclude it can be useful as a:
a) public referendum on forest plan allocation.
b) means to identify areas with high potential for conflict.
c) basis for legal defense, since it proves public participation.
11. Van Deusen et al. suggest that the most accurate data for assessing forest land area change come from which of the following?
a) Satellite imagery
b) Remeasured forest inventory plots.
c) LiDAR surveys
12. The power of a test indicates the probability that the null hypothesis will be rejected when it is false, according to the Van Deusen et al. article. The power of a test can be increased by:
a) increasing the sample size.
b) decreasing the sample size.
c) hiring a better statistician.
13. As discussed by Chojnacky et al., the FIA program counts live understory shrubs and herbs as down wood material because:
a) herbs and shrubs contribute to ecological function.
b) herbs and shrubs provide food and habitat elements for wildlife.
c) herbs and shrubs are wildland fire fuels.
14. According to the map presented by Chojnacky et al., which state has the greatest overall mass ratio (dwm/tree)?
a) Maine
b) Minnesota
c) North Carolina
15. When thinking about the impacts of energy-wood harvesting, which forest attribute is critical in the maintenance of carbon and nutrient pools in both mesic and fire-prone forests and is most at risk of being diminished, according to Berger et al.?
a) Mineral soil
b) Coarse and fine wood
c) Dense understory vegetation
16. As discussed by Berger et al., which type of harvesting disturbance results in conditions most likely to support a lesser number of saproxylic organisms?
a) Whole-tree harvest
b) Conventional clear-cutting with reserves
c) Energy-wood harvest