The author wishes to acknowledge the contributions of Karen Waddell of the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Syble Kincannon of the Washington Office of the Forest Service, and American Forest student intern Matthew Persons. Their help in retrieving and transforming data and preparing graphics was indispensible.

Selections, promotions, and other personnel actions in the USDA Forest Service are based on merit, without regard to race, color, sex, martial status, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, or nondisqualifying disability, or an other nonmerit consideration.

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