USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

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Programs and Projects

(RWU-4155)

Ecology and Management of Western Forests Influenced by Mediterranean Climate

Staff

Gary Fiddler, Forester
PSW Research Station
2400 Washington Avenue
Redding CA 96001
(530) 242-2478
gfiddler@fs.fed.us

Publications

  • McDonald, Philip M., and Gary O.Fiddler. 1996. Development of a mixed shrub-tanoak-Douglas-fir community in a treated and untreated condition. USDA Forest Service Res. Paper PSW-RP-225. 16 p.
  • McDonald, Philip M., Gary O. Fiddler, and Peter W. Meyer. 1996. Vegetation trends in a young conifer plantation after grazing, grubbing, and chemical release. USDA Forest Service Res. Paper PSW-RP-228. 17 p.
  • McDonald, Philip M., and Gary O. Fiddler. 1993. Mulching: A persistant technique for weed suppression. In: Proc. of a Workshop on Integrated Forest Vegetation Management: Options and Applications. Richmond, B. C. Nov. 29-30, p.51-57.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1996. National study on alternatives for releasing conifer seedlings: what we have learned so far. In: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference. Jan. 16-18, 1996. p. 146-155. Redding, CA.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1996. Development of a mixed shrub-ponderosa pine community in a natural and treated condition. USDA Forest Service Res. Paper PSW-224. 18 p.
  • Fiddler, Gary O., Dennis R. Hart, Philip M. McDonald, and Susan J. Frankel. 1995. Silvicultural practices (commercial thinning) are influencing the health of natural pine stands in eastern California. Proceedings: National Silviculture Workshop. May 8-11, 1995. Mescalero, New Mexico. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-267. Fort Collins, Co.: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 208-212.
  • McDonald, Philip M., Gary O. Fiddler, and Henry R. Harrison. 1994. Mulching to regenerate a harsh site: effect on Douglas-fir seedlings,forbs, grasses, and ferns. USDA Forest Serv. Res. Paper PSW-222. p. 11. September.
  • Fiddler, Gary O. and Philip M. McDonald. 1993. Vegetation management; a key part of ecosystem management. Proceedings: National Silviculture Workshop. November 1-4, 1993. Hendersonville, NC. p.234-237.
  • McDonald, PhilipM., Gary O. Fiddler, and Henry B. Harrison. 1994. Repeated manual release in a young plantation; effect on Douglas-fir seedlings, hardwoods, shrubs, forbs and grasses. USDA Forest Serv. Res. Paper PSW-221. 11p.
  • McDonald, Philip M., Gary O. Fiddler, and Jay H. Kitzmiller. 1994. Genetically improved ponderosa pine seedlings outgrow nursery-run seedlings with and without competition--early findings. W. J. Applied Forestry 9(2); 57-61.
  • McDonald, P. M. and G. O. Fiddler. 1993. Feasibility of alternatives to herbicides in young conifer plantations in California. Can. J. For. Res. Vol. 23, 2015-2022.
  • McDonald, Philip M., Celeste S. Abbott, and Gary O. Fiddler. 1994. Response of young ponderosa pines, shrubs and ferns to three release treatments. W. J. Applied Forstry 9(1): 24-28.
  • McDonald, Philip M., Gary O. Fiddler and W. Thomas Henry. 1994. Large mulches and manual release enhance growth of ponderosa pine seedlings. New Forests 8:169-178.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1992. Mulching and grubbing techniques in forest vegetation management: a research synthesis. Proceedings, Forest Vegetation Management Without Herbicides, February 18-19, 1992. Corvallis, OR. p. 92-98.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1993. Forest vegetation management in the 1990's: a time of change. Proceedings 46th Annaul Meeting, Southern Weed Science Society, Charlotte, NC.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1993. Vegetative trends in a young conifer plantation after 10 years of grazing by sheep. USDA Forest Serv. Res. Paper PSW- 215. p. 9.
  • McDonald, Philip M., Carl N. Skinner and Gary O. Fiddler. 1992. Ponderosa pine needle length: an early indicator of release treatment effectiveness. Can. J. For. Res. Vol. 22.
  • Fiddler, Gary O. Philip M. McDonald and Carl Chapman. 1992. Releasing young conifers with herbicides: fast and effective. Proceedings 45th Annual Meeting, Southern Weed Science Society, Little Rock, AR. January , 1992.
  • Fiddler, Gary O. and Philip M. McDonald. 1991. Integrated vegetation management in California - advances and future. The Forestry Chronicle 67(5):528-531, October 1991.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1991. Grazing with sheep: effect on pine seedlings, shrubs, forbs and grasses. Proceedings 2nd Conference on Agroforestry in North America. Springfield, Missouri. August, 1991
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1991. Vegetation in group selection openings: ecology and manipulation. Proceedings 12th Annual For. Veg. Mgt. Conference. Redding, CA. May, 1991.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1991. Vegetation management in young conifer plantations in California. Proceedings 44th Annual Meeting Southern Weed Science Society. San Antonio, Texas. January 1991.
  • Fiddler, GaryO. and Philip M. McDonald. 1990. Manual release contracting: production rates, costs and future. West. J. Appl. For. 5(3):83-85.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1990. Ponderosa pine seedlings and competing vegetation: ecology, growth and cost. PSW Research Paper PSW-199.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1989. Competing vegetation in ponderosa pine plantations: ecology and control. PSW General Technical Report PSW-113.
  • Fiddler, Gary O., Dennis R. Hart, Troy A. Fiddler and Philip M. McDonald. 1989. Thining decreases mortality and increases growth of ponderosa pine in northern California. PSW Research Paper PSW-194.
  • Aho, Paul E., Gary O. Fiddler and Gregory M. Filip. 1989. Decay losses associated with wounds in commercially thinned true fir stands in northern California. PNW Research Paper PNW-RP-403.
  • McDonald, Philip M., Gary O. Fiddler, Richard A. Tucker and Andrew Colanino. 1989. Manual release in an "old" Douglas-fir plantation increases diameter growth. PSW Research Note PSW-405.
  • McDonald, Philip M., Gary O. Fiddler and William H. Smith. 1989. Mulches and manual release fail to enhance Douglas-fir seedling survival and growth. In: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference. Eureka, CA.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1988. Release of young pines by sheep--no effect after five years. In: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference. Redding, CA.
  • Fiddler, Gary O. and Philip M. McDonald. 1987. Alternative treatments for releasing conifer seedlings : a study update. In: Proceedings of the Eight Annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference, Sacramento, CA.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1987. Growth and treatment costs after release of Douglas-fir seedlings on the Klamath National Forest. In: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference. Sacramento, CA.
  • Laacke, Robert J. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1986. Overstory removal: stand factors related to success and failure. PSW Research Paper PSW-183.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1986. Release of Douglas-fir seedlings: growth and treatment costs. PSW Research Paper PSW-182.
  • Fiddler, Gary O. and C. Phillip Weatherspoon. 1986. Retrieving residue after overstory removal in true fir. northeastern California PSW Research Note PSW-383.
  • McDonald, Philip M. and Gary O. Fiddler. 1985. Weed Tratment strategies to control losses in ponderosa pine plantations. In:Proceedings of a workshop on forest pest management in Southwest Oregon. Grants Pass, OR.
  • Fiddler, Gary O. and Robert J. Laacke. 1985. Overstory removal: an assessment. In:Proceedings, National Silviculture Workshop, May 13-15, 1985 Rapid City, S.D.
  • Weatherspoon, C. Phillip and Gary O. Fiddler. 1984. Slash prediction: a test in commercial thinnings in northeastern California. PSW Research Note PSW-365.
  • Fiddler, Gary O. 1984. Resource factors affected by timber harvesting: residual timber stand. In: Proceedings, Resource Issues inTimber Harvesting. F.I.R. workshop. Medford, OR.
  • Fiddler, Gary O. and Philip M. McDonald, 1984. Alternatives to herbicides in vegetation management: a study. In: Proceedings, Fifth Annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference. Sacramento, CA.
  • Aho, Paul E., Gary O.Fiddler and Gregory M. Filip. 1983. How to reduce injuries to residual trees during stand management activities. PNW General Techanical Report PNW-156.
  • Aho, Paul E., Gary O. Fiddler, and Mike Srago. 1983. Logging damage in thinned, young-growth true fir stands in California and recommendations for prevention. PNW Research Paper PNW-304.
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