Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications

Rocky Mountain Research Station
New Publications - January-March 1999

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

TITLE: Riparian reference areas in Idaho: a catalog of plant associations and conservation sites
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-20
ORDER # 81

Riparian reference areas in Idaho: a catalog of plant associations and conservation sites.
Jankovsky-Jones, Mabel; Rust, Steven K.; Moseley, Robert K. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-20. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 141 p.

This report summarizes association-specific and reference area-specific information from our databases and presents a standardized classification of Idaho riparian and wetland plant associations. Each plant association entry includes the current global and State conservation rank, and the plant association's occurrence in reference areas (if any). This is followed by a summary of each reference area, arranged by ecoregional Province and Section. Summary information includes location, management responsibility, site description, and a list of all riparian and wetland associations that occur in the area.

TITLE: Eighty-eight years of change in a managed ponderosa pine forest
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-23
ORDER # 82

Eighty-eight years of change in a managed ponderosa pine forest. Smith, Helen Y.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-23. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 55 p. plus 14 foldout photopoint pages, one poster.

This publication gives an overview of structural and other ecological changes associated with forest management and fire suppression since the early 1900's in a ponderosa pine forest, the most widespread forest type in the Western United States. Three sources of information are presented: (1) changes seen in a series of repeat photographs taken between 1909 and 1997 at 13 camera points; (2) knowledge from 19 authors who have investigated effects of recent ecosystem-based management treatments; integrated with (3) findings of forest changes related to earlier treatments and to succession. The authors discuss effects of historical silviculture and recent ecosystem-based management treatments, including an evaluation of various burning prescriptions in terms of tree response, undergrowth, soils wildlife habitat, and esthetics and public acceptance.

TITLE: Cooperative strategies for forest science management and leadership in an increasingly complex and globalized world: proceedings of a workshop
SERIES #: RMRS-P-6
ORDER # 83

Cooperative strategies for forest science management and leadership in an increasingly complex and globalized world: proceedings of a workshop; 1998 August 23-26; Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Eskew, Lane G.; DeYoe, David R.; Burns, Danver P.; Mercier, Jean-Claude, comps. 1999. International Union of Forest Research Organizations: Group 6.06.00 Workshop. Proc. RMRS-P-6. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 66 p.

The purpose of this workshop was to develop organizational networks to help achieve best practices in management and leadership of forest research and foster continuous learning toward that goal through organizational benchmarking. The papers and notes herein document the presentations and discussions of the workshop.

TITLE: Rio Grande ecosystems: linking land, water, and people. Toward a sustainable future for the Middle Rio Grande Basin
SERIES #: RMRS-P-7
ORDER # 84

Rio Grande ecosystems: linking land, water, and people. Toward a sustainable future for the Middle Rio Grande Basin. 1998 June 2-5; Albuquerque, NM. Finch, Deborah M.; Whitney, Jeffrey C.; Kelly, Jeffrey F.; Loftin, Samuel R. 1999. Proc. RMRS-P-7. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 245 p.

The purpose of this symposium and workshop was to share information and develop ideas for sustaining and conserving Middle Rio Grande Basin ecosystems, especially those from Cochiti Dam to Elephant Butte Reservoir. Presentations and papers focused on the five themes of the symposium: (1) methods and opportunities to enhance communication and collaboration among researchers, managers, and communities; (2) ideas and approaches for conserving water and riparian resources in relation to human needs and population growth; (3) information on how watershed processes form linkages and influence management of upland and river resources; (4) methods and strategies for restoring and monitoring basin ecosystems; (5) status of endangered and sensitive species, biological diversity, and opportunities for restoring and managing habitats to recover species.

TITLE: Comprehensive inventory of Utah's forest resources, 1993
SERIES #: RMRS-RB-1
ORDER # 85

Comprehensive inventory of Utah's forest resources, 1993. O'Brien, Renee A. 1999. Resour. Bull. RMRS-RB-1. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 105 p.

This report presents the results of an inventory of Utah's forest lands, completed in 1995. It is the first of its kind for the Interior West States in that it includes all forested lands, regardless of ownership or administrative status. It also includes information on a multitude of forest ecosystem attributes. Included in this report are tables and highlights of area, number of trees, biomass, volume, growth, mortality, successional stage, understory vegetation, removals, and net change. Much of the information is organized by forest type, species, diameter class, or owner. The report also explains inventory design and inventory terminology, and discusses data reliability.

TITLE: Monitoring inter-group encounters in wilderness
SERIES #: RMRS-RP-14
ORDER # 86

Monitoring inter-group encounters in wilderness. Watson, Alan E.; Cronn, Rich; Christensen, Neal A. 1998. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-14. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. 19 p.

This study provides estimates of encounter rates through use of several monitoring methods. It also determines the relationship between the various measures of encounter rates, and determines the relationship between various indirect predictors of encounter rates and actual encounter rates. The monitoring methods were tested at Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington. This report seeks to help the manager decide which method is most appropriate for use in a particular wilderness, given the issues being addressed. It should also help alleviate some of the problems managers have in prescribing monitoring systems, by forcing more precise definition of indicators.

TITLE: Wilderness educators' evaluation of the Impact Monster program
SERIES #: RMRS-RP-15
ORDER # 87

Wilderness educators' evaluation of the Impact Monster program. Hendricks, William W.; Watson, Alan E. 1999. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-15. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 12 p.

Since its development by Jim Bradley in the late 1970s, the Impact Monster, a wilderness education skit designed to teach minimum impact techniques, has been used as a wilderness education tool by federal land management agencies. This paper reports on an evaluation of the perceived effectiveness of the Impact Monster program and its content. Results indicate that the Impact Monster program remains a widely used wilderness education tool to teach appropriate wilderness behavior.

TITLE: Competitive effects of bluebunch wheatgrass, crested wheatgrass, and cheatgrass on antelope bitterbrush seedling emergence and survival
SERIES #: RMRS-RP-16
ORDER # 88

Competitive effects of bluebunch wheatgrass, crested wheatgrass, and cheatgrass on antelope bitterbrush seedling emergence and survival. Hall, Derek B.; Anderson, Val Jo; Monsen, Stephen B. 1999. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-16. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. 7 p.

This study was designed to determine the effects of bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata), crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum), and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) on soil moisture depletion, associated antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) seedling emergence, xylem pressure potential, and subsequent survival. Antelope bitterbrush seedling xylem pressure potentials were less negative in the bluebunch wheatgrass plots compared with the other plots. Percent antelope bitterbrush seedling survival over 2 years was significantly higher (nearly twice) when grown in association with bluebunch wheatgrass than seedlings grown in association with crested wheatgrass, cheatgrass, or bur buttercup.

TITLE: The northern goshawk in Utah: habitat assessment and management recommendations
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-22
ORDER # SPECIAL ORDER ONLY.
Copies may be obtained by contacting the Dixie National Forest, 82 North 100 East, Cedar City, UT 84720-2686 USA, or telephone: (435) 865-3700.

The northern goshawk in Utah: habitat assessment and management recommendations. Graham, Russell T.; Rodriguez, Ronald L.; Paulin, Kathleen M.; Player, Rodney L.; Heap, Arlene P. Williams, Richard. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-22. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 48 p.

This assessment describes northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) habitat in the State of Utah. Because of fire exclusion, insect and disease epidemics, timber harvest, livestock grazing, or a combination of these factors the forests and woodlands of Utah have changed drastically since the early 1900's. Goshawk habitat in Utah was assessed using potential vegetation types, current vegetation types, and expert knowledge. The present conditions of the forests and woodlands of Utah are prone to insect and disease epidemics in addition to the risk of stand replacing fires. To ensure the goshawk's continued existence in Utah will require restoration of these degraded habitats and the protection of native processes.

Older government publications still available while supplies last

TITLE: Multiresource management of ponderosa pine forests: proceedings of the symposium
SERIES #: RM-GTR-185
ORDER # 89

Multiresource management of ponderosa pine forests: proceedings of the symposium: 1989 November 14-16; Flagstaff, AZ. Tecle, Aregaj; Covington, W. Wallace; Hamre, R. H., tech. coords. 1986. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-185. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 282 p.

TITLE: Flora of the Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado
SERIES #: RM GTR-233
ORDER # 90

Flora of the Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado. Popovich, Steve J.; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Reichert, Donald W.; Cone, Michael A. 1993. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-233. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 62 p.

TITLE: Southwestern rare and endangered plants: proceedings of the second conference
SERIES #: RM-GTR-283
ORDER # 91

Southwestern rare and endangered plants: proceedings of the second conference; 1995 September 11-14; Flagstaff, AZ. Maschinski, Joyce; Hammond, H. David; Holter, Louella, tech. eds. 1996. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-283. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 328 p.

TITLE: Warmwater fisheries symposium I
SERIES #: RM GTR-207
ORDER # 92

Warmwater fisheries symposium I; 1991 June 4-8; Scottsdale, AZ. Cooper, James L.; Hamre, R. H., tech. coords. 1991. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-207. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 407 p.

TITLE: Conservation assessment for inland cutthroat trout: distribution, status and habitat management implications
SERIES #: NO SERIES NUMBER
ORDER#: 93

Conservation assessment for inland cutthroat trout: distribution, status and habitat management implications. Duff, Donald A., tech. ed. 1996. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Region. 120 p.

TITLE: Elk and domestic sheep interactions in a north-central Utah aspen ecosystem
SERIES #: INT-RP-491
ORDER # 94

Elk and domestic sheep interactions in a north-central Utah aspen ecosystem. Beck, Jeffrey L.; Flinders, Jerran T.; Nelson, Deanna R.; Clyde, Craig L.; Smith, H. Duane; Hardin, Perry J. 1996. Res. Pap. INT-RP-491. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station.
114 p. Plus map.

TITLE: Fire ecology of the forest habitat types of northern Idaho
SERIES #: INT-GTR-363
ORDER # 95

Fire ecology of the forest habitat types of northern Idaho. Smith, Jane Kapler; Fischer, William C. 1997. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-363. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 142 p.

TITLE: Fire dynamics in Northern Rocky Mountain stand types
SERIES #: INT-RN-405
ORDER # 96

Fire dynamics in Northern Rocky Mountain stand types. Williams, J. T.; Rothermel, R. C. 1992. Res. Note INT-405. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 4 p.

TITLE: Fire Effects Information System: user's guide
SERIES #: INT-GTR-327
ORDER # 97

Fire Effects Information System: user's guide. Fischer, William C.; Miller, Melanie; Johnston, Cameron M.; Smith, Jane Kapler; Simmerman, Dennis G.; Brown, James K. 1996. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-327. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 131 p.

TITLE: FIRES: Fire Information Retrieval and Evaluation System-a program for fire danger rating analysis
SERIES #: INT-GTR-367
ORDER # 98

FIRES: Fire Information Retrieval and Evaluation System-a program for fire danger rating analysis. Andrews, Patricia L.; Bradshaw, Larry S. 1997. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-367. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 64 p.

TITLE: Historical vegetation on National Forest lands in the Intermountain Region
SERIES #: NO SERIES NUMBER
ORDER # 99

Historical vegetation on National Forest lands in the Intermountain Region. Ogle, Karen; DuMond, Valerie. 1997. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Region. 129 p.

TITLE: How to recognize blister rust infection on whitebark pine
SERIES #: INT-RN-406
ORDER # 100

How to recognize blister rust infection on whitebark pine. Hoff, Ray J. 1992. Res. Note INT-406. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 7 p.

TITLE: Monitoring vegetation greenness with satellite data
SERIES #: INT-GTR-297
ORDER # 101

Monitoring vegetation greenness with satellite data. Burgan, Robert E.; Hartford, Roberta A. 1993. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-297. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 13 p.

TITLE: Proceedings-international workshop on subalpine stone pines and their environment: the status of our knowledge
SERIES #: INT-GTR-309
ORDER # 102

Proceedings-international workshop on subalpine stone pines and their environment: the status of our knowledge. Schmidt, Wyman C.; Holtmeier, Friedrich-Karl, comps. 1994. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-309. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 321 p.

TITLE: Proceedings: shrubland ecosystem dynamics in a changing environment
SERIES #: INT-GTR-338
ORDER # 103

Proceedings: shrubland ecosystem dynamics in a changing environment. Barrow, Jerry R.; McArthur, E. Durant; Sosebee, Ronald E.; Tausch, Robin J., comps. 1996. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-338. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 275 p.

TITLE: Proceedings: symposium on fire in wilderness and park management
SERIES #: INT-GTR-320
ORDER # 104

Proceedings: symposium on fire in wilderness and park management. Brown, James K.; Mutch, Robert W.; Spoon, Charles W.; Wakimoto, Ronald H., tech. coords. 1995. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-320. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 283 p.

TITLE: Proceedings: wildland shrub and arid land restoration symposium
SERIES #: INT-GTR-315
ORDER # 105

Proceedings: wildland shrub and arid land restoration symposium. Roundy, Bruce A.; McArthur, E. Durant; Haley, Jennifer S.; Mann, David K., comps. 1995. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-315. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 384 p.

TITLE: Sharing common ground on western rangelands: proceedings of a livestock/big game symposium
SERIES #: INT-GTR-343
ORDER # 106

Sharing common ground on western rangelands: proceedings of a livestock/big game symposium. Evans, Keith E., comp. 1996. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-343. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 164 p.

TITLE: Smoothing point data into maps using SAS/GRAPH software
SERIES #: INT-RN-428
ORDER # 107

Smoothing point data into maps using SAS/GRAPH software. Chojnacky, David C.; Rubey, Mark E. 1996. Res. Note INT-RN-428. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 13 p.

TITLE: Stand hazard rating for central Idaho forests
SERIES #: INT-GTR-332
ORDER # 108

Stand hazard rating for central Idaho forests. Steele, Robert; Williams, Ralph E.; Weatherby, Julie C.; Reinhardt, Elizabeth D.; Hoffman, James T.; Thier, R. W. 1996. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-332. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 29 p.

TITLE: Underwater methods for study of salmonids in the Intermountain West
SERIES #: INT-GTR-307
ORDER # 109

Underwater methods for study of salmonids in the Intermountain West. Thurow, Russell F. 1994. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-307. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 28 p.

TITLE: User's guide to PCDANGER: National Fire Danger Rating System for personal computers
SERIES #: INT-GTR-366
ORDER # 110

User's guide to PCDANGER: National Fire Danger Rating System for personal computers. Bradshaw, Larry S.; Law, Erin M. 1997. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-366. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 16 p.

TITLE: Using NDVI to assess departure from average greenness and its relation to fire business
SERIES #: INT-GTR-333
ORDER # 111

Using NDVI to assess departure from average greenness and its relation to fire business. Burgan, Robert E.; Hartford, Roberta A.; Eidenshink, Jeffery C. 1996. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-333. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 8 p.

TITLE: Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) forest applications
SERIES #: INT-GTR-365
ORDER # 112

Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) forest applications. Elliot, William J.; Hall, David E. 1997. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-365. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 11 p.

TITLE: Range-wide declines of northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus): land use patterns and population trends
SERIES #: NO SERIES NUMBER
ORDER # 113

Range-wide declines of northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus): land use patterns and population trends. Brady, S. J.; Flather, C. H.; Church, K. E. 1998. Game Wildlife. 15(4): 413-431.


Title: New Publications - January-March 1999
Publish Date: April 28, 1999
Expires: April 28, 2000
Last Update:
March 28, 2007

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