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Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)

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Wilderness in the circumpolar north : searching for compatibility in ecological, traditional, and ecotourism values : 2001 May 15-16 ; Anchorage, Alaska by Alan E Watson( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are growing pressures on undeveloped (wild) places in the Circumpolar North. Among them are pressures for economic development, oil and gas exploration and extraction, development of geothermal energy resources, development of heavy industry close to energy sources, and lack of appreciation for "other" orientations toward wilderness resources by interested parties from broad geographical origins. An international seminar in Anchorage, Alaska, in May of 2001, was the first step in providing basic input to an analysis of the primary set of values associated with Circumpolar North wilderness and the constraints and contributors (factors of influence) that either limit or facilitate receipt of those values to various segments of society
Shrubland ecosystem genetics and biodiversity : proceedings : Provo, UT, June 13-15, 2000 by E. Durant McArthur( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 53 papers in this proceedings include a section celebrating the 25-year anniversary of the Shrub Sciences Laboratory (4 papers), three sections devoted to themes, genetics, and biodiversity (12 papers), disturbance ecology and biodiversity (14 papers), ecophysiology (13 papers), community ecology (9 papers), and field trip section (1 paper). The anniversary session papers emphasized the productivity and history of the Shrub Sciences Laboratory, 100 years of genetics, plant materials development for wildland shrub ecosystems, and current challenges in management and research in wildland shrub ecosystems. The papers in each of the thematic science sessions were centered on wildland shrub ecosystems. The field trip featured the genetics and ecology of chenopod shrublands of east-central Utah. The papers were presented at the 11th Wildland Shrub Symposium: Shrubland Ecosystem Genetics and Biodiversity held at the Brigham Young University Conference Center, Provo, UT, June 13-15, 2000
Solar treatments for reducing survival of mountain pine beetle in infested ponderosa and lodgepole pine logs by Jose F Negron-Segarra( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal, societal, and ecological values of wilderness : sixth World Wilderness Congress proceedings on research, management, and allocation by World Wilderness Congress( )

in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings, ecology and management of Pinyon-juniper communities within the interior West : September 15-18, 1997, Brigham Young University, Conference Center, Provo, Utah by Stephen B Monsen( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rio Grande ecosystems : linking land, water, and people : toward a sustainable future for the Middle Rio Grande Basin : June 2-5, 1998, Albuquerque, New Mexico by Deborah M Finch( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These proceedings are an outcome of a symposium and workshop held June 2-5, 1998 in Albuquerque, NM. Hosted by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Bosque Improvement Group, in collaboration with numerous partners from a variety of sectors, the symposium was designed to report on current research and development activities in the Middle Rio Grande Basin. The purpose of the meeting was to share information and develop ideas for sustaining and conserving Middle Rio Grande Basin ecosystems, especially those from Cochiti Dam to Elephant Butte Reservoir. Experts were invited to contribute oral presentations, posters, and papers that addressed five Basin themes. Theme one's session was designed to identify methods and opportunities to enhance communication and collaboration among researchers, managers, and communities. A second theme explored ideas and approaches for conserving water and riparian resources in relation to human needs and population growth. Theme three discussed how watershed processes form linkages and influence management of upland and river resources. A fourth session identified methods and strategies for restoring and monitoring basin ecosystems and discussed project successes and failures. Theme five reported on status of endangered and sensitive species, biological diversity, and opportunites for restoring and managing habitats to recover species. Management and understanding of the Middle Rio Grande Basin's natural resources and ecosystems require communication and cooperation of partners across cultural, landowner, and organizational boundaries. To produce a shared understanding of the current state and desired future state of the Middle Rio Grande Basin and to outline the steps needed to move toward the desired future, a facilitated workshop was held the last day of the conference. The results of this workshop are reported in the concluding section of this proceedings. The technical coordinators of the symposium and proceedings wish to acknowledge all the partners who have contributed to the research, restoration, technology development, educational outreach, and special events and activities designed to improve human and ecosystem conditions in the Basin. We hope this volume captures at least some of the excitement, ideas, and productivity generated by Basin projects over the past several years."
Lichen communities indicator results from Idaho : baseline sampling by Peter Neitlich( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epiphytic lichen communities are included in the national Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) program because they help us assess resource contamination, biodiversity, and sustainability in the context of forest health. In 1996, field crews collected lichen samples on 141 field plots systematically located across all forest ownership groups in Idaho. Results presented here are the baseline assessment of the statewide field survey. Seventy-five epiphytic macrolichen species were reported from Idaho. Mean species richness varied significantly from seven to 12 species per plot depending on ecoregion province (p <0.0001). Four lichen species are reported for the first time in Idaho. Major community gradients in nonmetric multidimensional scaling (NMS) ordination are most strongly related to latitude, elevation, percent forest cover, and lichen species richness. Ecoregion provinces occupy significantly different subsections of n-dimensional species space in multi-response permutation procedures (MRPP, p <1 x 10⁻⁸)
Forest reference conditions for ecosystem management in the Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico by Merrill R Kaufmann( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We present the history of land use and historic vegetation conditions on the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest within the framework of an ecosystem needs assessment. We reconstruct forest vegetation conditions and ecosystem processes for the period immediately before Anglo-American settlement using General Land Office survey records, historic studies and accounts, and reconstructive studies such as dendrochronological histories of fire and insect outbreak and studies of old growth. Intensive grazing, clearcut logging, fire suppression, and agriculture in riparian areas have radically altered forest structure and processes since the 1880s, when intensive settlement began in the Sacramento Mountains. Present forests are younger and more dense than historic ones, and in areas that were previously dominated by ponderosa pine, dominance has shifted to Douglas-fir and white fir in the absence of frequent surface fire. Landscapes are more homogeneous and contiguous than historic ones, facilitating large-scale, intense disturbances such as insect outbreaks and crown fires."
An assessment methodology for determining historical changes in mountain streams by Mark G Smelser( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Successful management of water in mountain streams by the USDA Forest Service requires that the link between resource development and channel change be documented and quantified. The characteristics of that linkage are unclear in mountain streams, and the adjustability of these streams to land-use and hydrologic change has been argued in court. One way to quantify the adjustability of a stream is to examine its geomorphic history. An excellent source of historic geomorphic data are the records associated with stream gaging stations maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. This report describes what records are available, how to organize the data on computer spreadsheets, and discusses 6 techniques that quantify the spatial and temporal magnitude of historic channel adjustments. The discharge measurements include physical measurements of the channel. In particular, USGS discharge measurements include physical measurements of the channel. By analyzing these measurements collectively, it is possible to quantify monthly, annual, and decadal scales of adjustment. Once the history of channel adjustment is determined, it can be compared to histories of climate change, flow regulation, and land use. These comparisons may link the geomorphic adjustments to particular patterns, events, or activities. Resource managers can use this knowledge to better assess the ramifications of resource development, land use, and restoration efforts on mountain stream systems."
Percent canopy cover and stand structure statistics from the forest vegetation simulator by Nicholas L Crookston( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The northern goshawk in Utah : habitat assessment and management recommendations by Russell T Graham( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This assessment describes northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) habitat in the State of Utah. Because of fire exclusion, insect and disease epidemics, timber harvest, livestock grazing, or a combination of these factors the forests and woodlands of Utah have changed drastically since the early 1900's. Forests are now dominated by mid- and late successional species (Douglas-fir, white fir, and subalpine fir) rather than the early successional species (lodgepole and ponderosa pine). Along with these changes came suspected declines in goshawk populations. Goshawk habitat in Utah was assessed using potential vegetation types, current vegetation types, and expert knowledge. Subalpine fir (17 percent) and quaking aspen (10 percent) potential vegetation types were the most common forest types in the State. Nearly 95 percent of the subalpine fir potential vegetation type was rated as high or medium for nesting habitat, while nearly 90 percent of the quaking aspen potential vegetation type was rated as high or medium for nesting. Similarly, combining nesting and foraging preferences 70 percent of the subalpine fir potential vegetation type is rated as either high value or optimum habitat. In addition, throughout Utah all of the high value habitats are well connected. The present conditions of the forests and woodlands of Utah are prone to insect and disease epidemics in addition to the risk of stand replacing fires. To ensure the goshawk's continued existence in Utah will require the restoration of these degraded habitats and the protection of native processes
Wildland fire research : Future Search Conference notes : Park City, Utah, October 6-8, 1997 by Future Search Conference( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife resource trends in the United States : a technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA assessment by Curtis H Flather( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report documents trends in wildlife resources for the nation as required by the Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA) of 1974. The report focuses on recent historical trends in wildlife as one indicator of ecosystem health across the United States and updates wildlife trends presented in previous RPA Assessments. The report also shows short- and long-term projections of some wildlife for documenting expected trajectories of resource change. National trends in four attributes of wildlife resources, including habitat, population, harvest, and users, set the context within which region-specific trends are presented. The data for this analysis came largely from information that currently exists within Forest Service and cooperating state and federal agency inventories. The report concludes with a synthesis of these trends as they relate to the concept of resource health. We highlight those trends that appear to indicate favorable, uncertain, or degraded resource conditions in an attempt to identify resource situations that warrant policy and management attention
History of watershed research in the central Arizona highlands by Malchus B Baker( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Central Arizona Highlands have been the focus of a wide range of research efforts designed to learn more about the effects of natural and human induced disturbances on the functioning, processes, and components of the region's ecosystems. The watershed research spearheaded by the USDA Forest Service and its cooperators continues to lead to a comprehensive understanding of the region's ecology, and to formulation of management guidelines that meet the increasing needs of people in the region, and throughout the Southwestern United States. This report assembles the pertinent details of all watershed research accomplished by the USDA Forest Service and its cooperators in the region and provides highlights of the results. An extensive literature cited section is included for additional information. Information on the current status of the 5 major research area is also provided
Representativeness assessment of research natural areas on national forest system lands in Idaho by Steven K Rust( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A representativeness assessment of National Forest System (N FS) Research Natural Areas in ldaho summarizes information on the status of the natural area network and priorities for identification of new Research Natural Areas. Natural distribution and abundance of plant associations is compared to the representation of plant associations within natural areas. Natural distribution and abundance is estimated using modeled potential natural vegetation, published classification and inventory data, and Heritage plant community element occurrence data. Minimum criteria are applied to select only viable, high quality plant association occurrences. In assigning natural area selection priorities, decision rules are applied to encompass consideration of the adequacy and viability of representation. Selected for analysis were 1,024 plant association occurrences within 214 natural areas (including 115 NFS Research Natural Areas). Of the 1,566 combinations of association within ecological sections, 28 percent require additional data for further analysis; 8, 40, and 12 percent, respectively, are ranked from high to low conservation priority; 13 percent are fully represented. Patterns in natural area needs vary between ecological section. The result provides an operational prioritization of Research Natural Area needs at landscape and subregional scales. Objective ranking criteria provide clear accounting of priority assignments that are easily updated to reflect changing information or conditions
Bird communities of gambel oak : a descriptive analysis by Andreas Leidolf( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii Nutt.) covers 3.75 million hectares (9.3 million acres) of the western United States. This report synthesizes current knowledge on the composition, structure, and habitat relationships of gambel oak avian communities. It lists life history attributes of 183 bird species documented from gambel oak habitats of the western United States. Structural habitat attributes important to bird-habitat relationships are identified, based on 12 independent studies. This report also highlights species of special concern, provides recommendations for monitoring, and gives suggestions for management and future research
Small mammals of the Bitterroot National Forest : a literature review and annotated bibliography by Dean E Pearson( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Small mammal literature from western Montana and the Northern Rocky Mountains was reviewed to assess the ecological role of small mammals on the Bitterroot National Forest of western Montana and in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The goal was to understand how small mammals relate to succession and how proposed ecosystem management goals would affect small mammals, the predators they support, and the roles they play in forest ecosystem functions. Small mammals fulfill numerous important roles in forest ecosystems by supporting a wide range of predators, dispersing seeds and mycorrhizal spores, altering the composition of vegetative communities through herbivory and seed predation, and preying on insects. Coarse woody debris (CWD) is among the most important habitat components for forest small mammals. Guidelines are suggested for managing CWD for small mammals with an emphasis on CWD recruitment."
Growth of ponderosa pine stands in relation to mountain pine beetle susceptibility by R. A Obedzinski( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year diameter and basal area growth were determined for partially cut stands at 4 locations. Average diameters in the partially cut plots generally increased by 1 inch or more, while average diameter in the uncut controls increased by 0.9 inches or less. Individual tree growth is discussed in relation to potential susceptibility to mountain pine beetle infestation. Basal area increases ranged from 0.9 to 1.9 ft²/acre/ yr in partially cut plots, while basal area increases in the control plots ranged from 0.4 to 1.4 ft²/acre/yr. Endemic mountain pine beetle infestations and snow breakage accounted for most of the mortality on the plots, which decreased the residual basal area and basal area growth. Increases in basal area are used to estimate the length of time required for various stand densities to reach the susceptibility thresholds for mountain pine beetle infestation. Stand marking may influence future susceptibility to beetle infestations
Habitat relationships of landbirds in the Northern Region, USDA Forest Service by Richard L Hutto( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A series of first-generation habitat-relationships models for 83 bird species were detected in a 3-year study on point counts conducted in association with the USDA Forest Service's Northern Region Landbird Monitoring Program. The models depict probabilities of detection for each of the bird species on 100-m-radius, 10-minute point counts conducted across a series of major vegetation cover types. Based on these models, some bird species appear to be restricted in their habitat distribution to: (1) postfire, standing-dead forests, (2) relatively uncut, older forests, (3) harvested forest types, (4) marshes, (5) riparian environments, and (6) grasslands and sagebrush. Such restricted distributions highlight the need to provide adequate amounts of these cover types to maintain viable species populations. Many bird species were relatively abundant in harvested forests, suggesting a need for nesting success studies because timber harvesting creates unnatural cover types that may elicit settling responses by species that are "programmed" to respond to similar naturally occurring cover types. Thus, these unnatural cover types could be acting as "ecological traps," where species are being attracted to sites where suitability is relatively poor. These preliminary results demonstrate the utility of a landbird monitoring program, and suggest that agencies such as the Forest Service should consider broadening the indicator species concept to monitor groups of species (such as landbirds and butterflies) that can be easily sampled with a single field method. The list of species covered by this program is indeed large enough and ecologically broad enough to help managers predict and monitor the effects of management activities on almost all the major vegetation types in the region. The detail and region-specific nature of this information can be matched by no other database in existence on landbirds, and the information should prove useful to land managers in planning areas that might consist of alternative cover types."
Reliability of confidence intervals calculated by bootstrap and classical methods using the FIA 1-ha plot design by Hans T Schreuder( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In simulation sampling from forest populations using sample sizes of 20, 40, and 60 plots respectively, confidence intervals based on the bootstrap (accelerated, percentile, and t-distribution based) were calculated and compared with those based on the classical t confidence intervals for mapped populations and subdomains within those populations. A 68.1 ha mapped population, constructed out of 0.081 ha (1/5 acre) Forest Inventory and Analysis of the USDA Forest Service (FIA) plot measurements at 2 points of time in Maine, United States and a 64 ha mapped population from Surinam, South America with only one measurement, were used. The plot designs used were the FIA plot consisting of a 1-ha circular plot subsampled by four 0.0169 ha (1/24 acre) subplots, a 0.081 ha plot that was used in the north east by FIA, and a 10-point cluster of VRP plots that was used in the north central by FIA.‍?‍?The confidence intervals of all estimates, even those from a sample of size 60, failed to meet the nominal 95% standard. Of the 4 methods used to derive the intervals, the classical method was consistently best in terms of achieved confidence level. This was followed by the three bootstrap methods: t-distribution based, accelerated, and percentile.‍?‍?We recommend use of the classical t confidence intervals even for small sample sizes and less common attributes. If the classical standard error cannot be computed easily, the t-distribution based bootstrap should be used since it gives only slightly less reliable confidence levels. Also, the bootstrap standard error can often be computed in situations where the classical standard error cannot be."
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityRocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)

controlled identityRocky Mountain Research Station--Ogden

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United States Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

USA Department of Agriculture Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

USA Department of Agriculture Rocky Mountain Research Station

USA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station

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