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1. In their study, Zhang et al. found that in recent years US-based institutional investors have bought timberland on which other continents?

a) Australia, South America, New Zealand
b) Australia, South America, Asia
c) South America, North America, Asia
2. According to Zhang et al., what was the extent of timberland owned by individuals in the US South as of 2010?
a) 10%
b) 26%
c) 54%

3. Under what sampling design are private forest landowners currently selected for inclusion in the National Woodland Owner Survey according to the article by Metcalf et al.?

a) Simple random sample
b) Stratified sampling design
c) Probability proportional to size

4. Given a probability proportional to size (PPS) sampling design, Metcalf et al. suggest that duplicates are likely to be chosen:

a) from PFLs owning more acres of forestland.
b) from PFLs owning fewer acres of forestland.
c) equally between PFLs owning more acres and PFLs owning fewer acres.

5. How many states have preferential property tax programs or other policies that allow qualified forest owners to reduce their annual property tax burden according to the Butler et al. article?

a) 50
b) 45
c) 38
6. In their survey of state administrators of preferential property tax programs, Butler et al. found which of the following?
a) 20% agreed or strongly agreed that their programs were effective in protecting forest resources in areas highly susceptible to development.
b) 20% disagreed or strongly disagreed that their programs were effective in protecting forest resources in areas highly susceptible to development.
c) 50% rated their programs as effective from a policy perspective.

7. According to the Schultz et al. article, what were the most important drivers of the federal legislation that created the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP)?

a) Principles of ecosystem management and increasing frequency of fire
b) Strategies from the community forestry movement and escalating costs of fire suppression
c) The escalating cost and frequency of fire
8. Which of the following is not an important precursor to the CFLRP mentioned in the Schultz et al. article?
a) The Stewardship Contracting Authority
b) New Mexico's Collaborative Forest Restoration Program
c) The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute

9. In California's Sierra Nevada which of the following statements is true?

a) The Forest Service and National Park Service manage about the same amount of acreage.
b) Fuels on Forest Service land are most commonly reduced with mechanical thinning while the National Park Service relies on managed wildfire.
c) Fuels are annually reduced on about the same percentage of acreage as burned under historical, active fire conditions on both National Park and Forest Service land.
10. According to the article by North et al., which one of the following choices is not a consequence of the current Forest Service emphasis on suppressing wildfire?
a) Areas with ecological and wildlife value are prone to burning at high severity during a wildfire because they are often left untreated.
b) In California, prescribed fire and managed wildfire are now subject to regulation by local air pollution control offices.
c) Large, old trees can be killed during any burn event because thick litter layers have accumulated around many trees.