Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications

Rocky Mountain Research Station
New Publications - October-December 1998

This issue lists publications by Station authors and major cooperators in the 3-month period shown above.

TITLE: Personal, societal, and ecological values of wilderness: sixth World Wilderness Congress proceedings on research, management, and allocation, Volume I; 1997 October; Bangalore, India
SERIES #: RMRS-P-4
ORDER #: 64

Personal, societal, and ecological values of wilderness: sixth World Wilderness Congress proceedings on research, management, and allocation, Volume I; 1997 October; Bangalore, India. Watson, Alan E.; Aplet, Greg H.; Hendee, John C., comps. 1998. Proceedings RMRS-P-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 158 p.

The papers contained in Volume I of these Proceedings were originally scheduled for presentation at the Sixth World Wilderness Congress in Bangalore, India, in 1997. Due to a delay of the Congress until 1998, these 27 papers were compiled for publication prior to presentation. Volumes I and II contain papers covering seven topics: (1) protected area systems: challenges, solutions, and changes; (2) opportunities and challenges of wilderness as a basis for sustainable development; (3) understanding and protecting biodiversity; (4) human values and meanings of wilderness; (5) wilderness for personal growth; (6) understanding threats and services related to wilderness resources; and (7) the future of wilderness: challenges of planning, management, training, and research.

TITLE: U.S./Mexico 65 Cross border waters: fragile treasures for the 21st century: ninth U.S./Mexico Border States conference on recreation, parks, and wildlife; 1998 June 3-6; Tucson, AZ
SERIES #: RMRS-P-5
ORDER #: 65

U.S./Mexico 65 Cross border waters: fragile treasures for the 21st century: ninth U.S./Mexico Border States conference on recreation, parks, and wildlife; 1998 June 3-6; Tucson, AZ. Gottfried, G. J.; Edminster, C. B.; Dillon, Madelyn C., comps. 1998. Proceedings RMRS-P-5. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 341 p.

This conference brought together scientists and resource managers from government, universities, and private organizations in the United States and Mexico. The topics addressed included: (1) ecotourism, recreation, and partnerships; (2) environmental education; (3) cultural resources; (4) protection and conservation; (5) flora and vegetation; (6) water resources; (7) fisheries; and (8) wildlife management. Of the 26 papers, 19 are in English, and 7 are in Spanish. The 59 abstracts are printed in English and Spanish, except for 4 Spanish only, and 7 English only texts.

TITLE: Time-lapse photography to monitor riparian meadow use
SERIES #: RMRS-RN-5
ORDER #: 66

Time-lapse photography to monitor riparian meadow use. Kinney, John W.; Clary, Warren P. 1998. Res. Note RMRS-RN-5. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 5 p.

Riparian zones are key areas of most western landscapes. The kinds and amounts of natural and human activity occurring on these sites are often in dispute as many riparian areas in the mountain West are remote or have limited seasonal access. Competing interests often blame other uses for perceived resource damage. These questions of use can become serious management issues. Time-lapse photography is proposed as a use documentation method to help guide management decisions. An example of the time-lapse method is presented to illustrated one of many potential uses. Examples of equipment and equipment costs are also provided.

TITLE: Alkalinity generation in snowmelt and rain runoff during short distance flow over rock
SERIES #: RMRS-RP-12
ORDER #: 67

Alkalinity generation in snowmelt and rain runoff during short distance flow over rock. Clayton, James L. 1998. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-12. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 7 p.

In high-elevation ecosystems in the Western United States, snowmelt and precipitation that percolate through soil increase in alkalinity, principally by increasing base cation concentration through cation exchange, and by decreasing acid anion concentration by adsorption or uptake of sulfate and nitrate. This paper presents documentation from the Wind River Mountains, WY, showing increased trends in alkalinity generation with increased path length; however, the relationship with path length was not strong.

TITLE: Characteristics of endemic-level mountain pine beetle populations in south-central Wyoming
SERIES #: RMRS-RP-13
ORDER #: 68

Characteristics of endemic-level mountain pine beetle populations in south-central Wyoming. Bartos, Dale L.; Schmitz, Richard F. 1998. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-13. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

This study was conducted to evaluate the dynamics of endemic populations of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins). We extended the geographical range of an existing data base recorded in Utah with similar data from Wyoming. Host-tree condition and mountain pine beetle infestation characteristics were determined from currently and previously infested trees. Host-tree condition and mountain pine beetle infestation patterns recorded in this study will help land managers identify trees to cut to reduce mountain pine beetle infestation.

Government series publications still available while supplies last

TITLE: An assessment of forest ecosystem health in the Southwest
SERIES #: RM-GTR-295
ORDER #: 74

An assessment of forest ecosystem health in the Southwest. Dahms, Cathy W.; Geils, Brian W., tech. eds. 1997. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-295. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 97 p.

This report establishes a scientific basis for conducting forest health projects. It also provides a context for planning ecosystem restoration, and contributes to the understanding of the physical, biological, and human dimensions of these ecosystems.

TITLE: Conservation assessment of the Sacramento Mountain salamander
SERIES #: RM-GTR-293
ORDER #: 75

Conservation assessment of the Sacramento Mountain salamander. Ramotnik, Cynthia A. 1997. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-293. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 19 p.

This report synthesizes existing information on the Sacramento Mountain salamander endemic to the three mountain ranges in southern New Mexico. Because the salamander depends on a moist microhabitat, it is vulnerable to actions that directly or indirectly reduce the amount of moisture available to it.

TITLE: Decision support systems for ecosystem management: an evaluation of existing systems
SERIES #: RM-GTR-296
ORDER #: 76

Decision support systems for ecosystem management: an evaluation of existing systems. Mowrer, H. Todd, tech. comp. 1997. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-296. Fort Collins, CO: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 154 p.

This report evaluates 24 computer-aided decision support systems (DSS) that can support management decision-making in forest ecosystems. The report compares the scope of each system, spatial capabilities, computational methods, development status, input and output requirements, user support availability, and system performance.

TITLE: Dwarf mistletoes: biology, pathology, and systematics
SERIES #: Agric. Handb. AH-709
ORDER #: 77

Dwarf mistletoes: biology, pathology, and systematics. Hawksworth, Frank G.; Wiens, Delbert. 1996. Agric. Handb. AH-709 (supersedes AH-401). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 410 p.

In this report, systematic and descriptive information for each species of dwarf mistletoe is reviewed. Ecological relationships, biotic associates, physiology, anatomy, pathogenic effects, and methods of control are also reviewed for the Arceuthobium. Color pictures, distribution maps, and a list of specimens examined are provided.

TITLE: Micropropagation, genetic engineering, and molecular biology of Populus
SERIES #: RM-GTR-297
ORDER #: 78

Micropropagation, genetic engineering, and molecular biology of Populus. Klopfenstein, N. B.; Chun, Y. W.; Kim, M. S.; Ahuja, M. R., eds. Dillon, M. C.; Carman, R. C.; Eskew, L. G., tech. eds. 1997. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-297. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 326 p.

The thirty-four chapters of this publication address the following topics: (1) in vitro culture (micropropagation, somatic embryogenesis, protoplasts, somaclonal variation, and germplasm preservation; (2) transformation and foreign gene expression; (3) molecular biology (molecular/genetic characterization); (4) biotic and abiotic resistance (disease, insect, and pollution); and (5) biotechnological applications (wood properties, flowering, phytoremediation, breeding, commercialization, economics, and bioethics).

TITLE: National proceedings, forest and conservation nursery associations
SERIES #: RM-GTR-257
ORDER #: 79

National proceedings, forest and conservation nursery associations. Landis, Thomas D.; Dumroese, R. Karsten, tech. coords. 1995. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-257. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 320 p.

The 42 papers included in this proceedings address seed collection and processing; nursery cultural practice; harvesting; storage; and outplanting.

Available on the Web

Revegetation and stabilization of deteriorated and altered lands: an annual review of activities by the Western Coordinating Committee-21; 1998 June 23-25; Bend, OR. WCC-21. Available on website: http://arsbio.ars.pn.usbr.gov/WCC21/index.html

Societal response to recreation fees on public lands. A research session at the Seventh International Symposium on Society and Resource Management: Culture, Environment and society; 1998 May 27-31; Columbia, MO: University of Missouri. Posted at:
http://www.fs.fed.us/research/rvur/wilderness/recreation_fees.htm

Selected papers include:


Title: New Publications - October-December 1998
Publish Date: February, 1999
Expires: February, 2000
Last Update:
March 28, 2007

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