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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station in Portland, OR (333 S.W. First Avenue, P.O. Box 3890, Portland 97208-3890) .
Written in English


  • Old growth forests -- Northwest, Pacific.

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Edition Notes

Statement[writer and editor, Valerie Rapp].
SeriesScience update -- issue 4., Science update (Portland, Or.) -- issue 4.
ContributionsRapp, Valerie., Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.)
The Physical Object
Pagination11 p. :
Number of Pages11
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18203679M

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