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2008

Watson, Alan; Matt, Roian; Waters, Tim; Gunderson, Kari; Carver, Steve; Davis, Brett. 2008. Mapping tradeoffs in values at risk at the interface between wilderness and non-wilderness lands. Proceedings: III International Symposium on Fire Economics, Planning, and Policy: Common Problems and Approaches, 2008 29 April – 2 May. Carolina, Puerto Rico. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-19x. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Station.

 

2007

Carver, Steve; Watson, Alan; Waters, Tim; Matt, Roian; Gunderson, Kari; Davis, Brett. [In press] Developing computer-based participatory approaches to mapping landscape values for landscape and resource management. Chapter 23, In: Geertman, Stan; Stillwell, John. Planning Support Systems: Best Practices and New Methods.

Gunderson, Kari; Cook, C. 2007. Wilderness, water, and quality of life in the Bitterroot Valley. In: Watson, Alan; Dean, Liese; Sproull, Janet, comps. 2005. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; 2005 September 30-October 6; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 537-544.

Gunderson, Kari; Watson, Alan. 2007. Understanding place meanings on the Bitterroot National Forest – A landscape-level assessment of personal and community values. Society and Natural Resources 20:705-721.

Liljeblad, Adam; Borrie, W.; Watson, A. [In press] Maintaining trust in wildland fire and fuel management on public lands. International Journal of Wilderness.

Liljeblad, Adam; Watson, Alan E.; Borrie, William T. 2007. A look inside the dynamics of trust: a guide for managers. In: Watson, Alan; Dean, Liese; Sproull, Janet, comps. 2005. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; 2005 September 30–October 6; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 323-325.

Watson, Alan; Kotek, Katie; Matt, Roian; Yung, Laurie. 2007. Understanding landscape meanings, attributes and threats for the planning and application of fuel treatments and fire management on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana. Report to the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. 382 p.

Watson, Alan; Matt, Roian; Knotek, Katie; Williams, Dan; Yung, Laurie. [In press] Traditional wisdom – protecting wilderness as a cultural landscape. In, Proceedings: Sharing Indigenous Wisdom International Conference. Green Bay, WI. June 2007.

 

2006

Christensen, N.; Watson, A. 2006. Off-road vehicle management on the Bitterroot National Forest under the new Forest Service Travel Management Rule: an assessment of conditions and management approaches. Report on OHV planning issues to the Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project.

Gunderson, K. 2006. Understanding place meanings for wilderness: personal and community values at risk. International Journal of Wilderness 12(1):27-31.

Gunderson, K.; Watson, A. [In review.] Understanding place meanings on the Bitterroot National Forest—a landscape-level assessment of personal and community values. Society and Natural Resources.

Gunderson, K.; Cook, C. [In press.] Wilderness, water, and quality of life in the Bitterroot Valley. In: Watson, Alan; Dean, Liese; Sproull, Janet, comps. 2005. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values; Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; 2005 September 30-October 6; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-000. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Knotek, K.; Watson, A. 2006. Managing with mindfulness: learning from High Reliability Organizations to improve public outreach for fire and fuels management. Final Project Report to BEMRP.

Knotek, K.; Watson, A.E. 2006. Organizational characteristics that contribute to success in engaging the public to accomplish fuels management at the wilderness/won-wilderness interface. In: Butler, B.W.;Andrews, P.L., comps. Fuels management—how to measure success. 2006 28-30 March; Portland, OR. Proceedings RMRS-P-41. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Liljeblad, Adam; Borrie, W.; Watson, A. 2006. Trust in wildland fire and fuel management decisions. International Journal of Wilderness 12(1):39-43.

Liljeblad, A.; Watson, A.E.; Borrie, W.T. [In press.] A look inside the dynamics of trust: a guide for managers. In: Watson, Alan; Dean, Liese; Sproull, Janet, comps. 2005. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values; Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; 2005 September 30–October 6; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-000. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

 

2005

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 2005. Eco Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Winter. 20 p.

Borrie, William; Liljeblad, Adam. 2005. Monitoring trust as an evaluation of the success of collaborative planning in a landscape-level fuel hazard reduction treatment project in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana. Final report to JFSP and BEMRP. Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute.

Liljeblad, Adam. 2005. Towards a more comprehensive understanding of trust: exploring the public’s trust in natural resource management. Missoula: University of Montana. Thesis.

 

2004

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 2004. Eco Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Winter. 20 p.

Cook, Clint. 2004. Eco Report. Hydrologic connectivity: Wilderness watershed contributions to ecosystem health and community well-being. Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer. 20 p.

Gunderson, K.; Watson, A.E.; Nelson, R.D.; Titre, J. 2004. Mapping place meanings on the Bitterroot National Forest – a landscape-level assessment of social value input to fuel hazard reduction treatments. Final Report. In-house-0310. Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, Missoula, MT. 39 p.

Gunderson, K. 2004. A History of Dams in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Final Report to BEMRP.

 

2003

Gripne, Stephanie. 2003. An evaluation of communication among conservation education organizations in the Bitterroot and Missoula watersheds: a Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report RMRS-00-JV-11222044-571. 112 p.

Gunderson, Kari; Watson, Alan. 2003. Communication analysis among conservation education organizations in the Bitterroot Valley and Missoula area. Final Report RMRS-00-JV-11222044-571. 25 p. Summary.

Parkinson, Tamara M.; Force, Jo Ellen; Smith, Jane Kapler. 2003. Hands-on learning - Its effectiveness in teaching the public about wildland fire. Journal of Forestry, 101(7). p. 21-26.

 

2002

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 2002-03. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Winter. 20 p.

Borrie, William T.; Harding, James A. 2002. Effective recreation visitor communication strategies: rock climbers in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana. Res. Note. RMRS-RN-15. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p. Abstract

Burchfield, James A.; Miller, Theron A. 2002. Assessing the effectiveness of watershed councils in Montana. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report RMRS-00-JV-11222044-552. 28 p. + Apps.

Keegan, Charles E. III; Niccolucci, Michael J.; Fiedler, Carl E.; Jones, J. Greg; Regel, Roy W. 2002. Harvest cost collection approaches and associated equations for restoration treatments on national forests. Forest Products Journal. 52(7/8): 96-99.

Weldon, Leslie A.C. Dealing with public concerns in restoring fire to the forest. 2002. Tree Farmer. 21(2): 35-37.

 

2001

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 2001-02. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Winter. 20 p.

Parkinson, Tamara M. 2001.  An evaluation of the FireWorks Program and its effectiveness with adult audiences. Moscow, ID: University of Idaho. 116 p. Thesis.

Swanson, Larry. 2001. The Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana: area economic profile.  O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, The University of Montana. 94 p. Available at RMRS World Wide Web Electronic Publications: Special Reports, The Bitterroot Valley of Western Montana Area Economic Profile.

 

2000

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 2000-01. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Winter. 16 p.

Brown, Perry. 2000. Keynote address: sustaining people and ecosystems in the 21st century. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 6-8.

Carlson, Clinton E.; Weldon, Leslie. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: how did it happen? In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 3-5.

Harding, James A.; Borrie, William T. 2000. Applying participant observation to rock climbing issues in the Bitterroot region of Montana. In: Schneider, Ingrid E.; Chavez, Deborah; Borrie, William T.; James, Katherine. eds. The third symposium on social aspects and recreation research: diverse challenges of our times: people, products, places;  2000 February 16-19; Tempe, AZ. Proc.: 113-121.

Harding, James A.; Borrie, William T.; Cole, David N. 2000. Factors that limit compliance with low-impact recommendations. In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference: Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 198-202.

Keegan, Charles E. III; Fiedler, Carl E. 2000. Synergy between ecological needs and economic aspects of ecosystem restoration. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 74-76.

McCool, Stephen F. 2000. Making "stuff" happen through public participation and consensus building. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula , MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 67-70.

McCool, Stephen F.; Burchfield, James; Freimund, Wayne. 2000. Social science and the Bitterroot National Forest: a synthesis. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula , MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 77-79.

McCool, Stephen F.; Guthrie, Kathleen; Smith, Jane Kapler. 2000. Building consensus: legitimate hope or seductive paradox?  Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-25. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 14 p.

Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 154 p.

Smith, Jane Kapler; McMenus, Kerry. 2000. Agencies within communities, communities within ecosystems. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula , MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 59-66.

Thomas, Linda R.; Camp, George. 2000. Longitudinal behavior and cognitive evaluation of the Fireworks educational trunk. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report, RMRS-99574-RJVA. 8 p. + Figs.

Thomas, Linda R.; Walsh, James A.; Smith, Jane Kapler. 2000. Behavioral and cognitive evaluation of FireWorks education trunk. In: Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned: symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula , MT. Proc. RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 71-73.

 

1999

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 1999. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Fall. 20 p.

Burchfield, James; Byington, Michelle. 1999. Assessment of the effectiveness of dialogue among researchers, managers, and the public for developing alternatives for action in response to altered Bitterroot Ecosystem. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report,  RMRS-98523-RJVA. 29 p. + Apps. 

Fletcher, Rick. 1999. Historical changes in a managed ponderosa pine forest. Forestry Research West. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, [Rocky Mountain Research Station]; September: 10-13.

McCool, Stephen F.; Burchfield, James; Freimund, Wayne. 1999. Social science research and the Bitterroot National Forest: an assessment and synthesis. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana, School of Forestry; Technical Completion Report RMRS-98504-RJVA. 48 p.

 

1998

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 1998. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer. 12 p.

Freimund, Wayne A. 1998. The role of computerized communication and the presence of scientists information in the Stevensville West-Central ecosystem analysis process. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report INT-96067-RJVA. 19 p.

McCool, Stephen F. 1998. Annotated bibliography of publications relevant to natural resource management and public involvement in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana. Draft Copy. 25 p.

Solorzano, Lucia; Smith, Jane Kapler. 1998. Ecosystem management in the Bitterroots. Forestry Research West. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, [Rocky Mountain Research Station]; April: 13-19.

Walsh, James A.; Terwilliger, Linda R. 1998. A behavioral and cognitive evaluation of the "FireWorks" fire ecology curriculum.  Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report INT-97089-RJVA.  30 p.

 

1997

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 1997. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer. 12 p.

Guthrie, Kathleen Meyers. 1997. Measures of success in public involvement processes: an investigation of how managers, researchers and members of the public define success.  Missoula, MT: University of Montana. 94 p. Thesis.

Richards, Rebecca Templin; McLuskey, Krista. 1997. An assessment of potential models of public involvement for forest planning on the Bitterroot National Forest. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report INT-96076-RJVA. 46 p. + tables.

Wagner, Thomas G. 1997. Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what does it mean on the front line? In: Forest Products Society. Forest management into the next century: what will make it work? 1997 November 19-21; Spokane, WA. Proc.: 39-40.

 

1996

Benson, Robert E. 1996. Esthetic evaluation of harvest activities, Six Mile Area, Lolo National Forest. INT Order-43-0353-6-0138. 15 p.

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 1996. Eco-Report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer. 12 p.

Freimund, Wayne A.; Guthrie, Kathleen M. 1996. The effects of round table public process and technology transfer on the perceptions of the public toward public involvement and ecosystem management. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report INT-94930-RJVA. 75 p.

Smith, Jane Kapler; Carlson, Clinton E. 1996. Building relationships for ecosystem-based management on the Bitterroot National Forest, western Montana. In: Fifteenth North American Prairie conference; 1996 October 23-26; St. Charles, IL. Proc. 23 p.

 

1995

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 1995. Eco-News. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer. 12 p.

Gebhardt, Christian F. 1995. Collaboration between the Forest Service and its constituents: a literature-based progress report. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 14 p.

Gebhardt, Christian F. 1995. Public participation in natural resource policy making: a review of the literature. Working paper 95-2. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 59 p.

 

1994

Canton-Thompson, Janie. 1994. Social assessment of the Bitterroot Valley, Montana with special emphasis on National Forest management. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Region. 220 p.

Schlager, Daniel B.; Freimund, Wayne A. 1994. Institutional and legal barriers to involving people in ecosystem management.  Working draft submitted to the Eastside Ecosystem Management Project. 82 p.

 

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