Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications

Rocky Mountain Research Station
New Publications - July-September 2000

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

TITLE: Wilderness recreation use estimation: a handbook of methods and systems
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-56
ORDER #:
92

Wilderness recreation use estimation: a handbook of methods and systems. Watson, Alan E.; Cole, David N.; Turner, David L.; Reynolds, Penny S. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-56. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 198 p.

This report is specifically designed as a convenient resource for wilderness managers and others who have the responsibility of monitoring and describing visitor use in wilderness. It is a comprehensive manual on estimation techniques and procedures that are essential to appropriately and accurately measure visitor use-related characteristics and conditions.

TITLE: Reliability of confidence intervals calculated by bootstrap and classical methods using the FIA 1-ha plot design
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-57
ORDER #:
93

Reliability of confidence intervals calculated by bootstrap and classical methods using the FIA 1-ha plot design. Schreuder, H. T.; Williams, M. S. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-57. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 6 p.

In simulation sampling from forest populations using sample sizes of 20, 40, and 60 plots, respectively, confidence intervals based on the bootstrap (accelerated, percentile, and t-distribution based) were calculated and compared with those based on the classical t confidence intervals for mapped populations and subdomains within those populations.

TITLE: Faunal characteristics of the Southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico: implications for biodiversity analysis and assessment
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-58
ORDER #:
94

Faunal characteristics of the Southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico: implications for biodiversity analysis and assessment. Cook, Rosamonde R.; Flather, Curtis H.; Wilson, Kenneth R. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-58. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 55 p.

Our study focused on the Southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico and included the San Juan, the Sangre de Cristo, and the Jemez Mountains. We quantified patterns of species richness and faunal diversity based on reported and predicted occurrences for birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and butterflies. Specific hypotheses related to the origin and maintenance of observed diversity patterns were tested and interpreted based on their implication for biodiversity assessment and management.

TITLE: The impact of climate change on America's forests: a technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-59
ORDER #:
95

The impact of climate change on America's forests: a technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment. Joyce, Linda A.; Birdsey, Richard, tech. eds. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 133 p.

This report documents trends and impacts of climate change on America's forests as required by the Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974. Recent research on the impact of climate and elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on plant productivity is synthesized. Modeling analyses explore the potential impact of climate changes on forests, wood products, and carbon in the United States.

TITLE: Status, ecology, and conservation of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-60
ORDER #:
96

Status, ecology, and conservation of the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. Finch, Deborah M.; Stoleson, Scott H., eds. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-60. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 131 p.

This publication was prepared in response to a need expressed for a comprehensive assessment of the population status, history, biology, ecology, habitats, threats, and conservation of the southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus). The southwestern willow flycatcher was federally listed as an Endangered subspecies in 1995. A team of flycatcher experts from multiple agencies and organizations identified components of the publication, wrote chapters, and cooperatively assembled management recommendations and research needs.

TITLE: Data base for early postfire succession in Northern Rocky Mountain forests
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-61CD
ORDER #:
97

Data base for early postfire succession in Northern Rocky Mountain forests. Stickney, Peter F.; Campbell, Robert B., Jr. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-61CD. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Web site and CD-ROM include 21 pages of text plus electronic data for 55 succession sites including color plates, tables, and figures. Available at: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr61CD.html

Provides data on quantitative postfire changes of plant species and forest vegetation components for up to the first 25 years of secondary plant succession for 55 forest sites in northern Idaho and northwestern Montana. This data base incorporates extended versions of two previously published data bases. Color plates illustrate the visual change in forest succession on the 55 sites.

TITLE: Assessment and response to bark beetle outbreaks in the Rocky Mountain area. Report to Congress from Forest Health Protection, Washington Office, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-62
ORDER #:
98

Assessment and response to bark beetle outbreaks in the Rocky Mountain area. Report to Congress from Forest Health Protection, Washington Office, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Samman, Safiya; Logan, Jesse, tech. eds. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-62. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 46 p.

This report is the Forest Service response to a Congressional direction in the FY2000 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act asking for the causes, effects, and management options for native bark beetle outbreaks in the Rocky Mountain area. This report focuses on three principal species: mountain pine beetle, spruce beetle, and Douglas-fir beetle.

TITLE: Evaluating the effectiveness of postfire rehabilitation treatments
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-63
ORDER #:
99

Evaluating the effectiveness of postfire rehabilitation treatments. Robichaud, Peter R.; Beyers, Jan L.; Neary, Daniel G. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-63. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 85 p.

Spending on postfire emergency watershed rehabilitation has increased during the past decade. A west-wide evaluation of USDA Forest Service burned area emergency rehabilitation (BAER) treatment effectiveness was undertaken as a joint project by USDA Forest Service Research and National Forest System staffs. This evaluation covers 470 fires and 321 BAER projects, from 1973 through 1998 in USDA Forest Service Regions 1 through 6.

TITLE: Constructing temporary sampling platforms for hydrologic studies
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-64
ORDER #:
100

Constructing temporary sampling platforms for hydrologic studies. Martinez, Manuel H.; Ryan, Sandra E. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-64. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.

This paper presents instructions for constructing platforms that span the width of stream channels to accommodate the measurement of hydrologic parameters over a wide range of discharges. The structures can be constructed by persons having only rudimentary knowledge of building practices and using simple tools. The platforms have been used successfully in measuring flow and sediment discharge in subalpine channels in Colorado and Wyoming during runoff events with 2 to 5 year return frequencies.

TITLE: FireWorks curriculum featuring ponderosa, lodgepole, and whitebark pine forests
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-65
ORDER #:
101

FireWorks curriculum featuring ponderosa, lodgepole, and whitebark pine forests. Smith, Jane Kapler; McMurray, Nancy E. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-65. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 270 p.

FireWorks is an educational program for students in grades 1-10. The program consists of the curriculum in this report and a trunk of laboratory materials, specimens, and reference materials. It provides interactive, hands-on activities for studying fire ecology, fire behavior, and the influences of people on three fire-dependent forest types-Pinus ponderosa (ponderosa pine), Pinus contorta var. latifolia (interior lodgepole pine), and Pinus albicaulis (whitebark pine). The curriculum links each activity to national and local educational standards.

TITLE: Annual design-based estimation for the annualized inventories of forest inventory and analysis: sample size determination
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-66
ORDER #:
102

Annual design-based estimation for the annualized inventories of forest inventory and analysis: sample size determination. Schreuder, Hans T.; Lin, Jin-Mann S.; Teply, John. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-66. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 3 p.

The Forest Inventory and Analysis units in the USDA Forest Service have been mandated by Congress to go to an annualized inventory where a certain percentage of plots, say 20 percent, will be measured in each State each year. Although this will result in an annual sample size that will be too small for reliable inference for many areas, it is a sufficiently large sample to draw annual inferences for large areas in terms of what is there and how much has changed on an annual basis. This is extremely useful in estimating the state of the forest in the country over time in terms of health, timber supply, and so forth.

TITLE: Personal, societal, and ecological values of wilderness: Sixth World Wilderness Congress proceedings on research, management, and allocation, vol. II
SERIES #:
RMRS-P-14
ORDER #:
103

Personal, societal, and ecological values of wilderness: Sixth World Wilderness Congress proceedings on research, management, and allocation, vol. II; 1998 October 24-29; Bangalore, India. Watson, Alan E.; Aplet, Greg H.; Hendee, John C., comps. 2000. Proceedings RMRS-P-14. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 248 p.

The papers contained in Volume II are divided into seven topic areas: protected area systems; understanding and protecting biodiversity; human values and meanings of wilderness; wilderness for personal growth; understanding threats and services related to wilderness resources; the future of wilderness; and international cooperation in wilderness protection.

TITLE: Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 1: Changing perspectives and future directions; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT
SERIES #:
RMRS-P-15-VOL-1.
ORDER #:
104

Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 1: Changing perspectives and future directions; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Freimund, Wayne A.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-1. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 63 p.

This volume contains ten papers presented as plenary talks at the conference. Topics include: the influence of global change on wilderness and its management; contemporary criticisms and celebrations of the wilderness idea; the capacity of science to meet the challenges and opportunities wilderness presents; wilderness in relation to biological conservation and the human experience of wilderness; and fundamental dilemmas of wilderness management.

TITLE: Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT
SERIES #:
RMRS-P-15-VOL-2
ORDER #:
105

Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 307 p.

Thirty-eight papers related to the theme of wilderness in the context of larger systems are included. Three overview papers synthesize existing knowledge and research about wilderness economics, relationships between wilderness and surrounding social communities, and relationships between wilderness and surrounding ecological communities and processes. Other papers deal with wilderness meanings and debates; wilderness within larger ecosystems; and social, economic, and policy issues.

TITLE: Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 3: Wilderness as a place for scientific inquiry; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT
SERIES #:
RMRS-P-15-VOL-3
ORDER #:
106

Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 3: Wilderness as a place for scientific inquiry; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-3. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 275 p.

Thirty-six papers related to the theme of wilderness as a place to conduct science are included. Five overview papers synthesize knowledge and research about basic work in the biophysical and social sciences that has been conducted in wilderness. Other papers present the results of focused basic research in wilderness, with one set of papers devoted to the conduct and management of science in wilderness.

TITLE: Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT
SERIES #:
RMRS-P-15-VOL-4
ORDER #:
107

Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 4: Wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 273 p.

Thirty-seven papers are presented on wilderness visitors, experiences, and visitor management. Three overview papers synthesize knowledge and research about wilderness visitors, management of visitor experiences, and wilderness recreation planning. Other papers contain the results of specific research projects on wilderness visitors, information and education, and visitor management.

TITLE: Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT
SERIES #:
RMRS-P-15-VOL-5
ORDER #:
108

Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 381 p.

Forty-six papers are presented on the nature and management of threats to wilderness ecosystems. Five overview papers synthesize knowledge and research on wilderness fire, recreation impacts, livestock in wilderness, nonnative invasive plants, and wilderness air quality. Other papers contain the results of specific research projects on wilderness recreation impacts and management, wilderness restoration, fire and its management, and issues related to air, water, and exotic species.

TITLE: Mountain pine beetle attack in ponderosa pine: comparing methods for rating susceptibility
SERIES #:
RMRS-RP-26
ORDER #:
109

Mountain pine beetle attack in ponderosa pine: comparing methods for rating susceptibility. Chojnacky, David C.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Logan, Jesse A. 2000. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-26. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.

Two empirical methods for rating susceptibility of mountain pine beetle attack in ponderosa pine were evaluated. The methods were compared to stand data modeled to objectively rate each sampled stand for susceptibly to bark-beetle attack. Data on bark-beetle attacks, from a survey of 45 sites throughout the Colorado Plateau, were modeled using logistic regression to estimate the probability of attack on individual trees from tree and stand variables.

TITLE: FireFamily Plus user's guide, version 2.0
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-67WWW
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Available only from our web site.

FireFamily Plus user's guide, version 2.0. Bradshaw, Larry; McCormick, Erin. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-67WWW. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Available only on our web site: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr67.html

FireFamily Plus is the new software for summarizing and analyzing daily weather observations and computing fire danger indexes based on the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS). FireFamily Plus philosophy departs significantly from the traditional way of processing historical NFDRS indexes. Foremost, it has fire occurrence information integrated throughout the program. The user's guide provides detail on obtaining historical fire weather and occurrence data, importing those data into FireFamily Plus, and working with the analysis capabilities of the program.


TITLE: New Publications - July-September 2000
Publish Date: November 6, 2000
Expires: November 6, 2001
Last Update:
March 28, 2007

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