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Help: How to Use This Website

We've designed these pages to be easy to navigate... I'll bet that's what all the web developers say! While there are many ways to get to the same place, using the control arrows at the bottom of most pages will link important, complimentary information. Browser navigation buttons will assist you with standard forward and backward controls, and the buttons to the left of the screen demonstrate and provide access to important content themes.

While the navigation tools are conspicuous, don't be afraid to explore! Recognize that there are two main layers to the content:

  1. The "Site Home Page" layer gives you national links and content general to the three regional virtual tours.
  2. The "Oregon", "Alabama", or "Pennsylvania" virtual tours contain a site-specific discussion of the Montreal Process criteria and indicators, applied to a local forest, with a discussion of their related management implications.

General Navigation Rules:

  1. If you become lost, go to a "Main" or "Home" page to find yourself
  2. Use the button panel on the left of the screen to visit main themes
  3. Use arrows on the bottoms of pages to scroll through related pages of information
  4. Use browser buttons to go back and forth between pages you visit
  5. Use the "Site Map" if you want to see how the content is laid out


  • Images take too long to appear. Sorry, either the network is running slowly, or you are working on a slow computer. Best to look for a new computer with a fast connection.
  • Can't hear audio clips. Make sure your computer has audio capability (including speakers or headphones). If it does, then you may need to download the newest version of Quicktime (4.0 or higher).
  • Video won't load. Make sure your computer has video capability (a video card). If it does, then you may need to download the newest version of Quicktime (4.0 or higher).
  • Buttons won't work. At times a computer can get overwhelmed with complex webpages; use the "Refresh" button on the browser window to tell your computer what's important. If the button is still malfunctioning, please report it to the webmaster.

Computer Requirements. We have created the site to look the best using the following computer hardware settings and software:

  • Screen resolution: 600 x 800, with thousands of colors. (640 x 480 will work, but will require more screen scrolling).
  • To maximize your viewing area, we recommend turning off the menu peripheral toolbars on your browser.

Browsers. Netscape Navigator, version 3.02 or later, or Microsoft Explorer, version 3.01 or later

Required Browser Plug-ins. For maximum enjoyment, we recommend the following plug-ins be installed:

  • QuickTime 4.0

Connection Speed. This is a graphic intensive site. Modem speeds less than 33.6 kbs will be disappointingly slow.