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Table 2 Indicators for the five mitigation scenarios for the Northern Wisconsin 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 Residue utilization
HWP components change
29% to 70%
Bioenergy + 41%
Harvests for bioenergy Increase harvests by 10% per year, with 100% of the additional harvested wood used for bioenergy Harvested area
HWP components change
+ 10%
100% to bioenergy (added harvests)
Extend rotation  +  Longer-lived products (LLP) Extend the length of harvest rotation and increase the proportion of LLP at the cost of paper products (PP) Harvested area
Minimum harvest age
HWP components change
− 10%
+10 years
LLP + 5%, PP − 5%
LLP Increase the proportion of harvested wood for LLP at the cost of 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%
  1. aThe parameter changes are relative to the baseline scenario
  2. bResidues would otherwise decompose on forest floor
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