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2006

Young, Michael K.; Mace, Ethan A.; Ziegler, Eric T.; Sutherland, Elaine K.  2006.  Characterizing and contrasting instream and riparian coarse wood in western Montana basins. Forest Ecology and Management 226 (2006): 26-40.

 

2005

Sala, Anna; Peters, Gregory D.; McIntyre, Lorna R.; Harrington, Michael G. 2005. Physiological responses of ponderosa pine in western Montana to thinning, prescribed fire, and burning season. Tree Physiology. 25:339-348. Summary

 

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.

Fiedler, Carl E.; Harrington, Michael G. 2004. Restoring vigor and reducing hazard in an old-growth western larch land (Montana). Ecological Restoration 22(2):133-134.

Harrington, Mick. 2004 Eco Report. Using fire to restore ecosystems. Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer. 20 p.

Sala, Anna.; Callaway, Ragan M. 2004. Physiological responses of old growth ponderosa pine and western larch to restoration cutting and burning treatments. Missoula,MT: University of Montana; Final Report RMRS-99563-RJVA.

Sutherland, Elaine K. 2004. Eco Report. Trout stream fates during wildfires. Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. Missoula, MT:U.S.Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forestry Sciences Laboratory; Summer. 20 p.

 

2003

Pfister, R.; Sweet, M. 2003. Standards and applications of an ecosystem diversity framework. 00-JV-11222022-580. RJVA Final Report. 18 p.

Rice, Peter; Harrington, Michael G. 2003. The impact of prescribed fire following either herbicide or thinning treatments on bunchgrass and forested ecosystems in the Sawmill Creek Research Natural Area. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report RMRS-02-JV-11222048-141.

 

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.

Choromanska, U. and T.H. DeLuca.2002. Microbial activity and nitrogen mineralization in forest mineral soils following heating; evaluation of post-fire effects. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 34(2): 263-271.

Peters, Greg. 2002. Effects of thinning and prescribed burning on the physiological performance of second growth ponderosa pine. Missoula, MT: University of Montana Thesis.

Sutherland, Elaine K.; Young, Michael K.; Mace, Ethan; Ahl, Robert. 2002. Linkages between streams and riparian vegetation at increasing time-since-fire in western Montana watersheds. In: Ecological Society of America Meeting Abstracts: 87th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America; 2002 August 4-9; Tucson, Arizona.

 

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.

 

2000

Hardy, Colin C.; Keane, Robert E.; Stewart, Catherine A. 2000. Ecosystem-based management in the lodgepole pine zone. 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: 31-35.

Harrington, Michael G. 2000. Fire applications in ecosystem management. 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: 21-22.

Hartwell, Michael G.; Alaback, Paul; Arno, Stephen F. 2000. Comparing historic and modern forests on the Bitterroot Front. 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: 11-16.

Keane, Robert E.; Arno, Stephen F.; Stewart, Catherine A. 2000. Ecosystem-based management in the whitebark pine zone. 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: 36-40.

Newland, J.A. and T.H. DeLuca. 2000. Influence of fire on native nitrogen-fixing plants and soil nitrogen in ponderosa pine - Douglas-fir forests in western Montana. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 30(2): 274-282.

Rice, Peter. 2000. Restoration of native plant communities infested by invasive weeds--Sawmill Creek Research Natural Area. 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: 29-30.

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.

 

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.

Fiedler, Carl E.; Keegan, Charles E., III; Wichman, Daniel P.; Arno, Stephen F. 1999. Product and economic implications of ecological restoration. Forest Products Journal. 49 (2): 19-23.

Pflug,Kristi D. 1999. Bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) regeneration processes in a ponderosa pine stand at the Lick Creek study area. Missoula, MT: University of Montana. 77 p. Thesis.

Smith, Helen Y.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. 1999. Eighty-eight years of change in a managed ponderosa pine forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-23. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 55 p.

 

1998

Baskin, Yvonne. 1998. Trouble at timberline: as whitebark pines succumb to a foreign fungus, the birds and the bears may suffer too. Natural History. November: 50-55.

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.

Dickman, Donald I.; Rollinger, Jeanette L. 1998. Fire for restoration of communities and ecosystems. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. 79 (2): 157-160.

Scott, Joe H. 1998. Development of two indices of crown fire hazard and their application in a western Montana ponderosa pine stand. Missoula, MT: University of Montana. 75 p. Thesis.

Scott, Joe H. 1998. Fuel reduction in residential and scenic forests: a comparison of three treatments in a western Montana ponderosa pine stand. Research Paper RMRS-RP-5. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 19 p.

Zabinski, Catherine. 1998. Knapweed response to disturbance in ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report INT-97059-RJVA. 8 p. + figs.

 

1997

Arno, Stephen F.; Harrington, Michael G. 1997. The Interior West: managing fire-dependent forests by simulating natural disturbance regimes. In: Forest Products Society. Forest management into the next century: what will make it work? 1997 November 19-21; Spokane, WA. Proc.: 53-62.

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.

Fiedler, Carl E.; Keegan, Charles E., III; Arno, Stephen F. 1997. Some thoughts on the ecological and economic implications of ecosystem restoration. In: Forest Products Society.  Forest management into the next century: what will make it work? 1997 November 19-21; Spokane, WA. Proc.: 159-163.

Hartwell, Michael; Alaback, Paul. 1997. Comparing historic and present conifer species compositions and structures on forested landscapes on the Bitterroot Front. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report INT-94928-RJVA. 36 p. + figs.

Marler, Marilyn; Zabinski, Catherine; Callaway, Ragan. 1997. Effects of knapweed (Centaurea maculosa) invasion on native mycorrhizae in the Bitterroot Valley. Final Report to Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. 4 p. + figs.

Sikkink, Pamela G. 1997. Ecological characterization and restoration alternatives for Sawmill Creek Research Natural Area, Bitterroot National Forest. Montana. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report INT-95076-RJVA. 108 p.

 

1996

Arno, Matthew K. 1996. Reestablishing fire-adapted communities to riparian forests in the ponderosa pine zone. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. 1996. The use of fire in forest restoration: a general session at the meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 42-43.

Arno,Stephen F. 1996. The concept: Restoring ecological structure and process in ponderosa pine forests. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. 1996. The use of fire in forest restoration: a general session at the meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GRT-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 27-38.

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.

Fiedler, Carl E.. 1996. Silvicultural applications: Restoring ecological structure and process in ponderosa pine forests. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. 1996. The use of fire in forest restoration: a general session at the meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GRT-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 39-40.

Harrington, Michael G. 1996. Prescribed fire applications: Restoring ecological structure and process in ponderosa pine forests. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. 1996. The use of fire in forest restoration: a general session at the meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GRT-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 41.

Keane, Robert E.; Arno, Stephen F. 1996. Whitebark pine ecosystem restoration in western Montana. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. 1996. The use of fire in forest restoration: a general session at the meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GRT-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 51-53.

Scott, Joe H. 1996. Reducing forest fire hazard in residential and scenic areas: a case study comparing three treatments in a western Montana ponderosa pine stand. Missoula, MT: University of Montana; Final Report INT-92685-RJVA. 48 p.

Scott, Joe H. 1996. Restoring recreational and residential forests. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. 1996. The use of fire in forest restoration: a general session at the meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GRT-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 44-48.

Stewart, Cathy. 1996. Restoring historic landscape patterns through management: Restoring fire mosaics on the landscape. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. 1996. The use of fire in forest restoration: a general session at the meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GRT-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 49-50.

Weldon, Leslie A.C. 1996. Dealing with public concerns in restoring fire to the forest. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. 1996. The use of fire in forest restoration: a general session at the meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GRT-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 56-58.

 

1995

Arno, Stephen F. 1995. Notes on fire in whitebark pine. Research News and Notes. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 1 p.

Arno, Stephen F.; Harrington, Michael G. 1995. Use thinning and fire to improve forest health and wildlife habitat. Tree Farmer. May/June: 6-8, 23.

Arno, Stephen F.; Harrington, Michael G.; Fiedler, Carl E.; Carlson, Clinton E. 1995. Restoring fire-dependent ponderosa pine forests in western Montana. Restoration and Management Notes. 13 (1): 32-36.

Arno, Stephen F.; Scott, Joe H.; Hartwell, Michael G. 1995. Age-class structure of old growth ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir stands and its relationship to fire history. Res. Pap. INT-RP-481. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 25 p.

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.

Hoff, Ray. 1995. Genetics and physiology of whitebark pine: candidate rust-resistant trees, artificial pollination, vegetative propagation. Research News and Notes. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 2 p.

Karsian, Anne Elizabeth. 1995. Summary and conclusions. In: A 6800-year vegetation and fire history in the Bitterroot Mountain range. Montana. Missoula, MT: University of Montana: 43-44. Thesis.

Keane, Robert E. 1995. A coarse scale assessment of whitebark pine in the Interior Columbia River Basin. Research News and Notes. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 2 p.

McCaughey, Ward W. 1995. Seasonal maturation of whitebark pine seed in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Synthesized from paper in: Despain, Don G., ed. Plants and their environments: proceedings of the first biennial scientific conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, 1991 September 16-17; Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, WY. Technical Report NPS/NRYELL/NRTR-93/XX . In: Research News and Notes. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 3 p. See synthesis.

 

1994

Johnson, Charles G.; Clausnitzer, Rodrick R.; Mehringer, Peter J.; Oliver, Chadwick D. 1994. Excerpt from: Biotic and abiotic processes of eastside ecosystems: the effects of management on plant and community ecology, and on stand and landscape vegetation dynamics. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-322. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 66 p.

1993

Keane, Robert E.; Arno, Stephen F. 1993. Rapid decline of whitebark pine in western Montana: Evidence from 20-year remeasurements. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 8 (2): 44-47.


1992

Rice, Peter M.; Bedunah, Donald J.; Carlson, Clinton E. 1992. Plant community diversity after herbicide control of spotted knapweed. Res. Pap. INT-RP-460. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station: 6 p.

 


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