Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications

Rocky Mountain Research Station
New Publications - April-June 1999

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

TITLE: Percent canopy cover and stand structure statistics from the Forest Vegetation Simulator
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-24
ORDER #: 1

Percent canopy cover and stand structure statistics from the Forest Vegetation Simulator. Crookston, Nicholas L.; Stage, Albert R. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-24. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.

Estimates of percent canopy cover generated by the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) are corrected for crown overlap using an equation presented in this paper. A comparison of the new cover estimate to some others is provided. The structure descriptors include major species, ranges of diameters, tree heights, and heights to crown base for as many as three significant height strata. From these data a structural class is assigned to the stand using concepts defined by O'Hara and others (1996) with some subsequent enhancements. An FVS keyword for applying and tuning the classification is documented along with information for FVS Event Monitor users.

TITLE: Small mammals of the Bitterroot National Forest: a literature review and annotated bibliography
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-25
ORDER #: 2

Small mammals of the Bitterroot National Forest: a literature review and annotated bibliography. Pearson, Dean E. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-25. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 63 p.

Small mammal literature from western Montana and the Northern Rocky Mountains was reviewed to assess the ecological role of small mammals on the Bitterroot National Forest of western Montana and in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The goal was to understand how small mammals relate to succession and how proposed ecosystem management goals would affect small mammals, and predators they support, and the roles they play in forest ecosystem functions.

TITLE: Growth of ponderosa pine stands in relation to mountain pine beetle susceptibility
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-28
ORDER #: 3

Growth of ponderosa pine stands in relation to mountain pine beetle susceptibility. Obedzinski, R. A.; Schmid, J. M.; Mata, S. A.; Olsen, W. K.; Kessler, R. R. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-28. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 13 p.

Ten-year diameter and basal area growth were determined for partially cut stands at four locations. Individual tree growth is discussed in relation to potential susceptibility to mountain pine beetle infestation. Endemic mountain pine beetle infestations and snow breakage accounted for most of the mortality on the plots, which decreased the residual basal area and basal area growth.

TITLE: History of watershed research in the Central Arizona Highlands
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-29
ORDER #: 4

History of watershed research in the Central Arizona Highlands. Baker, Malchus B., Jr.; Debano, Leonard F.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gottfried, Gerald J.; Overby, Steven T. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-29. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 56 p.

The Central Arizona Highlands have been the focus of a wide range of research efforts designed to learn more about the effects of natural and human induced disturbances on the functioning, processes, and components of the region's ecosystems. This report assembles the pertinent details of all watershed research accomplished by the USDA Forest Service and its cooperators in the region and provides highlights of the results.

TITLE: Revegetation with native species: proceedings, 1997 Society for Ecological Restoration annual meeting; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, November 12-15, 1997
SERIES #: RMRS-P-8
ORDER #: 5

Revegetation with native species: proceedings, 1997 Society for Ecological Restoration annual meeting; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, November 12-15, 1997. Holzworth, Larry K.; Brown, Ray W., comps. 1999. Proc. RMRS-P-8. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 43 p.

The seven papers in this proceedings address the current state of knowledge and application of ecological restoration in the Western United States. They provide an overview of: rangeland revegetation lessons as they apply to ecological restoration today; USDI National Park Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Forest Service restoration strategies and perspectives; biological factors for using native plant species; and the challenges of native seed collection, production, and marketing. These papers comprise the proceedings from a technical symposium at the 1997 Society for Ecological Restoration 9th annual international conference.

TITLE: Proceedings: ecology and management of pinyon-juniper communities within the Interior West; 1997 September 15-18; Provo, UT
SERIES #: RMRS-P-9
ORDER #: 6

Proceedings: ecology and management of pinyon-juniper communities within the Interior West; 1997 September 15-18; Provo, UT. Monsen, Stephen B.; Stevens, Richard, comps. 1999. Proc. RMRS-P-9. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 411 p.

A symposium held September 15-18, 1997, provided information on the ecology, management, resource values, and restoration of pinyon-juniper communities in the Interior Western United States. This conference focused on four topics: (1) identifying the principal pinyon-juniper community associations, defining areas of distribution, and characterizing climatic, biotic, edaphic, and human influences upon community structure; (2) discussions of resources associated with pinyon-juniper communities; (3) methodologies and practices available to restore disturbed pinyon-juniper woodlands to natural assemblages of native species; (4) implications of management practices upon community distribution, species composition, and presence of introduced species.

TITLE: Toward integrated research, land management, and ecosystem protection in the Malpai Borderlands: conference summary; 1999 January 6-8; Douglas, AZ
SERIES #: RMRS-P-10
ORDER #: 7

Toward integrated research, land management, and ecosystem protection in the Malpai Borderlands: conference summary; 1999 January 6-8; Douglas, AZ. Gottfried, Gerald J.; Eskew, Lane G.; Curtin, Charles G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. 1999. Proc. RMRS-P-10. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 136 p.

Land management based on sound science is key to increased productivity and biological diversity along the U.S./Mexico border in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. The USDA Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station and the non-government Malpai Borderlands Group have sponsored studies and resource inventories in the region. A meeting in Douglas, Arizona, was held to inform the scientific, land management, and local communities of progress. These proceedings contain abstracts from the presentations. The reports cover a variety of topics including program overviews, resource inventories, landscape changes, fire and local ecosystems, range restoration, and species ecology and management.

TITLE: Service life of fence posts treated by double-diffusion methods
SERIES #: RMRS-RP-17
ORDER #: 8

Service life of fence posts treated by double-diffusion methods. Markstrom, Donald C.; Gjovik, Lee R. 1999. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 5 p.

Service-life tests indicate that Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine, and Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir fence posts treated by double-diffusion methods performed excellently after field exposure of 30 years with no failures. The test site was located in the semiarid Central Plains near Nunn, Colorado. Although Engelmann spruce posts generally defy treatment by other treating processes, double-diffusion results in long service life.

TITLE: Runoff and sediment yield from proxy records: upper Animas Creek Basin, New Mexico
SERIES #: RMRS-RP-18
ORDER #: 9

Runoff and sediment yield from proxy records: upper Animas Creek Basin, New Mexico. Osterkamp, W. R. 1999. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-18. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 50 p.

Analyses of water-and sediment-yield records from the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, the San Simon Wash Basin, and the Jornada Experimental Range, combined with observations of regional variations in climate, geology and soils, vegetation, topography, fire frequency, and land-use history allow estimates of present conditions of water and sediment discharges in the upper Animas Creek Basin, New Mexico. The records were used to anticipate fluxes of water and sediment should watershed conditions change.

NOTE: LIMITED SUPPLY CD-ROMs: The following CD-ROMs were produced in limited quantities, and are available on first-come-first-serve basis. Loan copies will be available when our supply is depleted.

TITLE: Vegetation greenness and fire danger images: image archives; Greenness 1989-1998; Fire danger 1996-1998
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-26-CD
ORDER #: 10

Vegetation greenness and fire danger images: image archives; Greenness 1989-1998; Fire danger 1996-1998. Burgan, Robert E.; Chase, Carolyn H.; Bradshaw, Larry S. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-26-CD. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 1 CD-ROM.

This CD-ROM contains GIF images of four vegetation greenness themes derived from Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data for the years 1989 through 1998 and three fire danger themes for 1996 and 1998. The GIF images are referenced by an HTML document and thus can be viewed using any standard browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape.

TITLE: NDVI and derived image data: Data archives 1998
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-27-CD
ORDER #: 11

NDVI and derived image data: Data archives 1998. Burgan, Robert E.; Chase, Carolyn H.; Bartlette, Roberta A. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-27-CD. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 5 CD-ROM set.

These CD-ROMs contains raw raster data in byte format. There are 13,251,843 bytes in each image of the conterminous United States. Full images can be viewed with a standard Geographic Information System, or programs provided on the CD-ROM can be used to extract and view portions of the full image.

Government publications still available while supplies last

TITLE: The Conservation Reserve-yesterday, today and tomorrow: symposium proceedings; 1991 January 14; Washington, DC
SERIES #: RM-GTR-203
ORDER #: 12

The Conservation Reserve-yesterday, today and tomorrow: symposium proceedings; 1991 January 14; Washington, DC. Joyce, Linda A.; Mitchell, John E.; Skold, Melvin D., eds. 1991. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-203. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 65 p.

TITLE: Effects of logging slash on aspen regeneration in grazed clearcuts
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 13

Effects of logging slash on aspen regeneration in grazed clearcuts. Rumble, Mark A.; Pella, Timothy; Sharps, Jon C.; Carter, Arthur V.; Parrish, J. Barry. 1996. The Prairie Naturalist. 28(4): 199-209.

TITLE: Forest roads and landscape structure in the southern Rocky Mountains
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 14

Forest roads and landscape structure in the southern Rocky Mountains. Miller, James R.; Joyce, Linda A.; Knight, Richard L.; King, Rudy M. 1996. Landscape Ecology. 11(2): 115-127.

TITLE: Interactions of fire regimes and land use in the central Rio Grande Valley
SERIES #: RM RP-330
ORDER #: 15

Interactions of fire regimes and land use in the central Rio Grande Valley. Baisan, Christopher H.; Swetnam, T. W. 1997. Res. Pap. RM-RP-330. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 20 p.

TITLE: Micropropagation, genetic engineering, and molecular biology of Populus
SERIES #: RM-GTR-297
ORDER #: 16

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. C., 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.

TITLE: Numerically exploring habitat fragmentation effects on populations using cell-based coupled map lattices
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 17

Numerically exploring habitat fragmentation effects on populations using cell-based coupled map lattices. Bevers, Michael; Flather, Curtis H. 1999. Theoretical Population Biology. 55: 61-76.

TITLE: An optimization approach to area-based forest pest management over time and space
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 18

An optimization approach to area-based forest pest management over time and space. Hof, John; Bevers, Michael; Kent, Brian. 1997. Forest Science. 43(1): 121-128.

TITLE: Optimizing spatial and dynamic population-based control strategies for invading forest pests
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 19

Optimizing spatial and dynamic population-based control strategies for invading forest pests. Hof, John. 1998. Natural Resource Modeling. 11(3): 197-216.

TITLE: Research and cumulative watershed effects
SERIES #: PSW-GTR-141
ORDER #: 20

Research and cumulative watershed effects. Reid, Leslie M. 1993. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-141. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 118 p.

TITLE: Spatial and temporal optimization in habitat placement for a threatened plant: the case of the western prairie fringed orchid
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 21

Spatial and temporal optimization in habitat placement for a threatened plant: the case of the western prairie fringed orchid.Hoff, John; Hull Sieg, Carolyn; Bevers, Michael.1999. Ecological Modelling. 115: 61-75.

TITLE: Spatial error analysis of species richness for a gap analysis map
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 22

Spatial error analysis of species richness for a gap analysis map. Dean, Denis J.; Wilson, Kenneth R.; Flather, Curtis H. 1997. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 63(10): 1211-1217.

TITLE: Spatial optimization of prairie dog colonies for black-footed ferret recovery
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 23

Spatial optimization of prairie dog colonies for black-footed ferret recovery. Bevers, Michael; Hoff, John; Uresk, Daniel W.; Schenbeck, Gregory L. 1997. Operations Resarch. 45(4): 495-507.

TITLE: Spatially optimizing forest management schedules to meet stormflow constraints
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 24

Spatially optimizing forest management schedules to meet stormflow constraints. Bevers, M.; Hof, J.; Troendle, C. 1996. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 32(5): 1007-1015.

TITLE: Spatially optimizing wildlife habitat edge effects in forest management linear and mixed-integer programs
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 25

Spatially optimizing wildlife habitat edge effects in forest management linear and mixed-integer programs. Bevers, Michael; Hof, John. 1999. Forest Science. 45(2): 249-258.

TITLE: Visitor perceptions about grazing on a Forest Service cattle allotment
SERIES #: RM-RP-321
ORDER #: 26

Visitor perceptions about grazing on a Forest Service cattle allotment. Wallace, G. N.; Mitchell, J. E.; Wells, M. D. 1996. Res. Pap. RM-RP-321. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.

TITLE: Which response format reveals the truth about donations to a public good?
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 27

Which response format reveals the truth about donations to a public good? Brown, Thomas C.; Champ, Patricia A.; Bishop, Richard C.; McCollum, Daniel W. 1996. Land Economics. 72(2): 152-166.

TITLE: Age-class structure of old growth ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir stands and its relationship to fire history
SERIES #: INT-RP-481
ORDER #: 28

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

TITLE: Appraising fuels and flammability in western aspen: a prescribed fire guide
SERIES #: INT-GTR-205
ORDER #: 29

Appraising fuels and flammability in western aspen: a prescribed fire guide. Brown, James K.; Simmerman, Dennis G. 1986. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-205. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 48 p.

TITLE: Big sagebrush seed storage
SERIES #: INT-RN-430
ORDER #: 30

Big sagebrush seed storage. Welch, Bruce L.; Briggs, Steven F.; Johansen, James H. 1996. Res. Note INT-RN-430. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 3 p.

TITLE: Converting wood volume to biomass for pinyon and juniper
SERIES #: INT-RN-411
ORDER #: 31

Converting wood volume to biomass for pinyon and juniper. Chojnacky, David C.; Moisen, Gretchen G. 1993. Res. Note INT-411. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 5 p.

TITLE: The Douglas-fir/white spirea habitat type in central Idaho: succession and management
SERIES #: INT-GTR-305
ORDER #: 32

The Douglas-fir/white spirea habitat type in central Idaho: succession and management. Steele, Robert; Geier-Hayes, Kathleen. 1994. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-305. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 81 p.

TITLE: Effects of humidity on storing big sagebrush seed
SERIES #: INT-RP-493
ORDER #: 33

Effects of humidity on storing big sagebrush seed. Welch, Bruce L. 1996. Res. Pap. INT-RP-493. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 5 p.

TITLE: Effects of nursery fertilizer and irrigation on ponderosa and lodgepole pine seedling size
SERIES #: INT-RN-408
ORDER #: 34

Effects of nursery fertilizer and irrigation on ponderosa and lodgepole pine seedling size. Sloan, John P. 1992. Res. Note INT-408. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 8 p.

TITLE: Lodgepole pine in North America
SERIES #: 3-volume non-series
ORDER #: 35

Lodgepole pine in North America. Koch, Peter. 1996. Madison, WI: Forest Products Society. 1096 p. (3 Volumes).

TITLE: Old growth ponderosa pine and western larch stand structures: influences of pre-1900 fires and fire exclusion
SERIES #: INT-RP-495
ORDER #: 36

Old growth ponderosa pine and western larch stand structures: influences of pre-1900 fires and fire exclusion. Arno, Stephen F.; Smith, Helen Y.; Krebs, Michael A. 1997. Res. Pap. INT-RP-495. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 20 p.

TITLE: Forest resources of the Ashley National Forest
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 37

Forest resources of the Ashley National Forest. O'Brien, Renee A.; Tymcio, Ronald P. 1997. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 9 p.

TITLE: Forest resources of the Dixie National Forest
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 38

Forest resources of the Dixie National Forest. O'Brien, Renee A.; Brown, Susan S. 1998. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

TITLE: Forest resources of the Fishlake National Forest
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 39

Forest resources of the Fishlake National Forest. O'Brien, Renee A.; Waters, Shirley H. 1998. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

TITLE: Forest resources of the Manti-La Sal National Forest
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 40

Forest resources of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. O'Brien, Renee A.; Woudenberg, Sharon W. 1998. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 9 p.

TITLE: Forest resources of the Uinta National Forest
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 41

Forest resources of the Uinta National Forest. O'Brien, Renee A.; Collins, Dennis. 1997. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 9 p.

TITLE: Forest resources of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest
SERIES #: Non-series
ORDER #: 42

Forest resources of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. O'Brien, Renee A.; Pope, Reese. 1997. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 9 p.


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

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