Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications

Rocky Mountain Research Station
New Publications - October-December 1999

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

TITLE: Ground sample data for the conterminous U.S. land cover characteristics database
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-41
ORDER #: 55

Ground sample data for the conterminous U.S. land cover characteristics database. Burgan, Robert; Hardy, Colin; Ohlen, Donald; Fosnight, Gene; Treder, Robert. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-41. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 13 p.

Ground sample data were collected for a land cover database and raster map that portray 159 vegetation classes at 1 km2 resolution for the conterminous United States. Locations for 3,500 1 km2 ground sample plots were selected randomly across the United States. The number of plots representing each vegetation class was weighted by the proportionate coverage of each vegetation class. Field data collected for 2,560 of these plots included dominant vegetation species; coverage, height, and diameter estimates of major tree species; coverage, depth, and density estimates for shrubs and grasses; and photographs of the sample plots. These data were compared to vegetation labels assigned in the USGS, EROS Data Center's land cover characteristics (LCC) database. The vegetation types were comparable in most cases, but the ground data provided labels ordered according to decreasing vegetation frequency. A formal accuracy assessment of the LCC map was not attempted. All data are available on a CD-ROM from the EROS Data Center.

TITLE: North American science symposium: toward a unified framework for inventorying and monitoring forest ecosystem resources; 1998 November 2-6; Guadalajara, Mexico
SERIES #: RMRS-P-12
ORDER #: 56

North American science symposium: toward a unified framework for inventorying and monitoring forest ecosystem resources; 1998 November 2-6; Guadalajara, Mexico. Aguirre-Bravo, Celedonio; Franco, Carlos Rodriguez, comps. 1999. Proceedings RMRS-P-12. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 533 p.

The general objective of this symposium was to build on the best science and technology available to assure that the data and information produced in future inventory and monitoring programs are comparable, quality assured, available, and adequate for their intended purposes, thereby providing a reliable framework for characterization, assessment, and management of forest ecosystems in North America. Central to the syntheses delivered in this symposium was the conclusion that a fundamental improvement in the approaches used for inventorying and monitoring ecosystem resources is required to meet current and future environmental uncertainties. Specific actions were proposed to address these challenges. These strategic actions are described in the last chapter of these proceedings.

TITLE: A user guide for the sign sizing progra
SERIES #: RMRS-GTR-40WWW
ORDER #: Available exclusively on our web site: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr40.html

A user guide for the sign sizing program. Sheehy, Donna; Krueger, Kurt. 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-40WWW. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 21 p.

This user guide explains how to use the Forest Service sign sizing program. The program calculates the length and height of a rectangular sign panel for road and trail guide signs. Variable text messages and directional arrows can be mocked up using U.S. Federal Highway Administration standards. Users can make text or other changes and quickly determine the effect on sign size and appearance. After the sign is finalized, it can be printed and used for sign ordering. The sign text, size calculations, and other related information input into the database are saved for future reference.

Note: The software mentioned in this publication can only run on the Forest Service IBM 615 using Forest Service protocols for accessing files. This publication contains information that might be useful in designing signs in general and therefore is being made available to our customers outside the Agency.

Earlier government publications available while supplies last

TITLE: Birds of an upper sagebrush-grass zone habitat in east-central Nevada
SERIES #: Res. Pap. INT-433
ORDER #: 57

Birds of an upper sagebrush-grass zone habitat in east-central Nevada. Medin, Dean E. 1990. Res. Pap. INT-433. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 7 p.

TITLE: Botanical reconnaissance of Carlton Ridge Research Natural Area: mid-high-elevation subalpine habitats
SERIES #: INT-RN-431
ORDER #: 58

Botanical reconnaissance of Carlton Ridge Research Natural Area: mid-high-elevation subalpine habitats. Stalling, Christine M. 1997. Res. Note INT-RN-431. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 7 p.

TITLE: Converting wood volume to biomass for pinyon and juniper
SERIES #: Res. Note INT-411
ORDER #: 59

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: Forest resource statistics for northern Utah, 1993
SERIES #: INT-RB-91
ORDER #: 60

Forest resource statistics for northern Utah, 1993. Brown, Mark J.; O'Brien, Renee A. 1997. Res. Bull. INT-RB-91. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 53 p.

TITLE: Influence of topography on cumulative pollen flow of fourwing saltbush
SERIES #: Res. Note INT-413
ORDER #: 61

Influence of topography on cumulative pollen flow of fourwing saltbush. Freeman, D. Carl; McArthur, E. Durant; Sanderson, Stewart C.; Tiedemann, Arthur R. 1993. Res. Note INT-413. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 9 p.

TITLE: Logging utilization-Montana, 1988
SERIES #: Res. Bull. INT-78
ORDER #: 62

Logging utilization-Montana, 1988. McLain, William H. 1992. Res. Bull. INT-78. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 9 p.

TITLE: Montana's timber production and mill residue, 1988
SERIES #: Res. Bull. INT-77
ORDER #: 63

Montana's timber production and mill residue, 1988. McLain, William H.; Keegan, Charles E., III; Wichman, Daniel P. 1992. Res. Bull. INT-77. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 17 p.

TITLE: Natural regeneration in two central Idaho grand fir habitat types
SERIES #: Res. Pap. INT-472
ORDER #: 64

Natural regeneration in two central Idaho grand fir habitat types. Geier-Hayes, Kathleen. 1994. Res. Pap. INT-472. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 18 p.

TITLE: New Mexico's forest resources
SERIES #: Res. Bull. INT-79
ORDER #: 65

New Mexico's forest resources. Van Hooser, Dwane D.; O'Brien, Renee A.; Collins, Dennis C. 1993. Res. Bull. INT-79. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 110 p.

TITLE: Nutritive quality and mineral content of potential desert tortoise food plants
SERIES #: Res. Pap. INT-473
ORDER #: 66

Nutritive quality and mineral content of potential desert tortoise food plants. McArthur, E. Durant; Sanderson, Stewart C.; Webb, Bruce L. 1994. Res. Pap. INT-473. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 26 p.

TITLE: Problems in lodgepole pine thinnings: basal live limbs and fill-in regeneration
SERIES #: Res. Pap. INT-466
ORDER #: 67

Problems in lodgepole pine thinnings: basal live limbs and fill-in regeneration. Cole, Dennis M. 1993. Res. Pap. INT-466. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 6 p.

TITLE: The stochastic life-cycle model (SLCM): simulating the population dynamics of anadromous salmonids
SERIES #: Res. Pap. INT-459
ORDER #: 68

The stochastic life-cycle model (SLCM): simulating the population dynamics of anadromous salmonids. Lee, Danny C.; Hyman, Jeffrey B. 1992. Res. Pap. INT-459. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 30 p.

TITLE: Using pheromones to protect heat-injured lodgepole pine from mountain pine beetle infestation
SERIES #: Res. Note INT-419
ORDER #: 69

Using pheromones to protect heat-injured lodgepole pine from mountain pine beetle infestation. Amman, Gene D.; Ryan, Kevin C. 1994. Res. Note INT-419. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 7 p.

TITLE: Volume equations for New Mexico's pinyon-juniper dryland forests
SERIES #: Res. Pap. INT-471
ORDER #: 70

Volume equations for New Mexico's pinyon-juniper dryland forests. Chojnacky, David C. 1994. Res. Pap. INT-471. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 10 p.


Title: New Pubs - October-December 1999
Publish Date: March 6, 2000
Expires: March 6, 2001
Last Update:
March 28, 2007

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