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Table 1 Indicators for the eight mitigation scenarios for the coastal South Carolina site

From: A systems approach to assess climate change mitigation options in landscapes of the United States forest sector

Scenario Description Parameter changeda Parameter valuea
Residues Increase collection of harvest residues for bioenergyb Residues recovered (%)
HWP component changes
40% to 70%
Bioenergy + 30%
Productivityc Increase productivity of half of existing, loblolly pine plantations through silvicultural activities Additional disturbance type
Proportion targeted
Increase growth curve
Increase productivity
50%/year
15% increase
Reduce deforestationc Reduce annual area deforested on private land Deforestation rate (area) 25% reduction/year (1304 to 978 ha/year)
No net lossc Increase annual area afforested to equal deforestation rate on private land Afforestation rate (area) 3 × increase (432 to 1304 ha/year)
Longer-lived products (LLP) Increase the proportion of harvested wood for LLP at the cost of paper products (PP) HWP components change LLP + 10%, PP − 10%
Bioenergy Increase the proportion of harvested wood for bioenergy at the cost of LLP HWP components change Bioenergy + 10%, LLP − 10%
Hurricane—Hugo salvaged Simulate a hurricane in 2018 with effects and salvage rates mimicking Hurricane Hugo Percentage of wood salvaged SW: 0% to 14%
HW: 0% to 1.2% (of mortality)e
Hurricane—Increase salvaged Simulate a hurricane in 2018 with effects mimicking Hurricane Hugo, but increase salvage rates Percentage of wood salvaged SW: 0% to 31%
HW: 0% to 5% (of mortality)e
  1. aThe parameter changes are relative to the baseline scenario
  2. bResidues would otherwise decompose on forest floor
  3. cPrivate lands only
  4. dEvaluated against a hurricane baseline scenario which assumes no salvage logging
  5. eSalvage rates are a percentage of the hurricane-induced mortality
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