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General Technical Report

Title: Proceedings of the Symposium on the Ecology and Management of Dead Wood in Western Forests

Author: Laudenslayer Jr., William F.; Shea, Patrick J.; Valentine, Bradley E.; Weatherspoon, C. Phillip; Lisle, Thomas E.

Date: 2002

Source: Reno, NV. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-181. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 949 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-181

Description: Dead trees, both snags (standing dead trees) and logs (downed dead trees), are critical elements of healthy and productive forests. The “Symposium on the Ecology and Management of Dead Wood in Western Forests” was convened to bring together forest researchers and managers to share the current state of knowledge relative to the values and interactions of dead wood to and in a functioning forest. Topics covered include the value of dead wood organisms in both terrestrial and aquatic habitats, the dynamics of dead wood, and ecological, industrial, and State and Federal land management agency perspectives. This information is immensely valuable to researchers and managers working with or managing dead wood in a variety of ecosystems.

Key Words: cavity-dependent species, dead and down wood, dead wood distribution, dead wood value, debris flows, logs, snags, tree mortality


Proceedings of the Symposium on the Ecology and Management of Dead Wood in Western Forests [28.1 MB]

Front Matter 264 KB

Introduction

Importance of Dead and Downed Wood

Importance to Aquatic Systems

Dead Dynamics in Stream Ecosystems 3.7 MB
Robert J. Naiman, Estelle V. Ballan, Krista K. Bartz, Robert E. Bilby, and Joshua J. Latterell

Importance to Invertebrates

The Role of Coarse Woody Debris in Southeastern Pine Forests: Preliminary Results from a Large-scale Experiment 220 KB
Timothy S. McCay, James L. Hanula, Susan C. Loeb, Steven M. Lohr, James W. McMinn, and Brett D. Wright-Miley

Importance to Vertebrates

Distribution Patterns of Birds Associated with Snags in Natural and Managed Eastern Boreal Forests 252 KB
Pierre Drapeau, Antoine Nappi, Jean François Giroux, Alain Leduc, and Jean-Pierre Savard
Woodpecker Foraging and the Successional Decay of Ponderosa Pine 252 KB
Kerry L. Farris, Edward O. Garton, Patricia J. Heglund, Steve Zack, and Patrick J. Shea
Forest Age and Relative Abundance of Pileated Woodpeckers on Southeastern Vancouver Island 232 KB
Carol L. Hartwig, Donald S. Eastman, and Alton S. Harestad
How Dead Trees Sustain Live Organisms in Western Forests 324 KB
Fred L. Bunnell, Isabelle Houde, Barb Johnston, and Elke Wind
Summer and Fall Use of Logging Residue Piles by Female Short-tailed Weasels 260 KB
Kimberly A. Lisgo, Fred L. Bunnell, and Alton S. Harestad

Importance to Soils and Other Forest Resources

Demographics and Dynamics of Dead Wood

Demographics and Dynamics in Coastal Mesic Forests

Simulation of Stream Wood Source Distance for Small Streams in the Western Cascades, Oregon 244 KB
Mark A. Meleason, Stanley V. Gregory, and John Bolte
Dead Wood and Fire Relationships in Southwestern Oregon Western Hemlock Forests 168 KB
Diane E. White, Thomas Atzet, Patricia A. Martinez, and Lisa A. McCrimmon

Demographics and Dynamics in the Cascades Forests

Snag Recruitment in Subalpine Forests of the North Cascades, Washington State 176 KB
Paul T. Flanagan, Penelope Morgan, and Richard L. Everett
DecAID: A Decaying Wood Advisory Model for Oregon and Washington 272 KB
Kim Mellen, Bruce G. Marcot, Janet L. Ohmann, Karen L. Waddell, Elizabeth A. Willhite, Bruce B. Hostetler, Susan A. Livingston, and Cay Ogden
The DecAID Advisory Model: Wildlife Component 1.4 MB
Bruce G. Marcot, Kim Mellen, Susan A. Livingston, and Cay Ogden

Demographics and Dynamics in Sierra Nevada Forests

Dead Branches and Other Wildlife Resources on California Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii) 296 KB
Barrett A. Garrison, Robin L. Wachs, Terry A. Giles, and Matthew L. Triggs
Demography of Snags in Eastside Pine Forests of California 228 KB
F. Michael Landram, William F. Laudenslayer, Jr., Thomas Atzet
Assessing the Effect of Fire Regime on Coarse Woody Debris 248 KB
Pamela Wright, Mark Harmon, and Fred Swanson

Demographics and Dynamics in Rocky Mountain Forests

Mortality as a Source of Coarse Woody Debris in Managed Stands 2.3 MB
Carl E. Fiedler and Todd A. Morgan
Snags and Down Wood in the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project 316 KB
Jerome J. Korol, Miles A. Hemstrom, Wendel J. Hann, and Rebecca A. Gravenmier

Management of Dead Wood

Dying and Dead Hardwoods: Their Implications to Management 4.5 MB
Fred L. Bunnell, Elke Wind, and Ralph Wells
Diameters and Heights of Trees with Cavities: Their Implications to Management 1.6 MB
Fred L. Bunnell, Elke Wind, Mark Boyland, and Isabelle Houde
How Should We Spatially Distribute Dying and Dead Wood? 248 KB
Fred L. Bunnell, Mark Boyland, and Elke Wind
Created Snag Monitoring on the Willamette National Forest 204 KB
Pat Boleyn, Eric Wold, and Ken Byford
Samping Methods for Snags and Large Trees Important to Wildlife 124 KB
Lisa J. Bate, Edward O. Garton, and Michael J. Wisdom
Accuracy and Efficiency of Methods to Sample Logs for Wildlife Research and Management 156 KB
Lisa J. Bate, Torolf R. Torgersen, Edward O. Garton, and Michael J. Wisdom
Selection of Fire-created Snags at Two Spatial Scales by Cavity-nesting Birds 288 KB
Victoria Saab, Ree Brannon, Jonathan Dudley, Larry Donohoo, Dave Vanderzanden, Vicky Johnson, and Henry Lachowski
Dead Tree Management in British Columbia 196 KB
Jeff Stone, John Parminter, André Arsenault, Todd Manning, Nancy Densmore, Gerry Davis, and Andy MacKinnon
British Columbia's Dangerous Tree Assessment Process 384 KB
Todd Manning, Peter Bradford, Cary White, David Rowe, Nancy Densmore, and Stewart Guy

Perspectives and Approaches to Management

Symposium Synthesis

Citation

Laudenslayer Jr., William F.; Shea, Patrick J.; Valentine, Bradley E.; Weatherspoon, C. Phillip; Lisle, Thomas E.  2002.  Proceedings of the Symposium on the Ecology and Management of Dead Wood in Western Forests  Reno, NV. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-181. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 949 p.

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