Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications

Rocky Mountain Research Station
New Publications - October-December 2000

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

TITLE: Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on flora
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-42-vol.2
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113

Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on flora. Brown, James K.; Smith, Jane Kapler, eds. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 257 p.

This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on flora and fuels can assist land managers with ecosystem and fire management planning and in their efforts to inform others about the ecological role of fire. Chapter topics include fire regime classification, autecological effects of fire, fire regime characteristics and postfire plant community developments in ecosystems throughout the United States and Canada, global climate change, ecological principles of fire regimes, and practical considerations for managing fire in an ecosystem context.

TITLE: Rangeland resource trends in the United States: a technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-68
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114

Rangeland resource trends in the United States: a technical document supporting the 2000 USDA Forest Service RPA Assessment. Mitchell, John E. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-68. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 84 p.

This report documents trends in America's rangelands as required by the Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974. The total extent of rangeland will likely continue a trend of slow decline, but any changes will be small in relation to the total U.S. grazing land base of about 800 million acres. Trends in the number of people with adequate technical skills to manage rangelands and conduct research need closer attention.

TITLE: Research Natural Areas on National Forest System lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Western Wyoming: a guidebook for scientists, managers, and educators
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-69
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115

Research Natural Areas on National Forest System lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Western Wyoming: a guidebook for scientists, managers, and educators. Evenden, Angela G.; Moeur, Melinda; Shelly, J. Stephen; Kimball, Shannon F.; Wellner, Charles A. 2001. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-69. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 84 p.

This guidebook is intended to familiarize land resource managers, scientists, educators, and others with Research Natural Areas (RNAs) managed by the USDA Forest Service in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Intermountain West. This guidebook facilitates broader recognition and use of these valuable natural areas by describing the RNA network, past and current research and monitoring, management, and how to use RNAs.

TITLE: Monitoring wilderness stream ecosystems
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-70
ORDER #:
116

Monitoring wilderness stream ecosystems. Davis, Jeffrey C.; Minshall, G. Wayne; Robinson, Christopher T.; Landres, Peter. 2001. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-70. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 137 p.

A protocol and methods for monitoring the major physical, chemical, and biological components of stream ecosystems are presented. The monitoring protocol is organized into four stages. At stage 1 information is obtained on a basic set of parameters that describe stream ecosystems. Each following stage builds upon stage 1 by increasing the number of parameters and the detail and frequency of the measurements. Stage 4 supplements analyses of stream biotic structure with measurements of stream function: carbon and nutrient processes. Standard methods are presented that were selected or modified through extensive field application for use in remote settings.

TITLE: Strategies for bird conservation: the Partners in Flight planning process; proceedings of the 3rd Partners in Flight workshop; 1995 October 1-5; Cape May, NJ
SERIES #:
RMRS-P-16
ORDER #:
117

Strategies for bird conservation: the Partners in Flight planning process; proceedings of the 3rd Partners in Flight workshop; 1995 October 1-5; Cape May, NJ. Bonney, Rick; Pashley, David N.; Cooper, Robert J.; Niles, Larry, eds. 2000. Proceedings RMRS-P-16. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 281 p.

These papers have been available on-line at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology web site (http://birds.cornell.edu/pifcapemay) since the year 1999. The majority of them have been updated to reflect knowledge available by the 2000 publication date. The volume is divided into seven sections that range from general planning considerations to a case study in bird conservation planning.

TITLE: The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned; symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT
SERIES #:
RMRS-P-17
ORDER #:
118

The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: what we have learned; symposium proceedings; 1999 May 18-20; Missoula, MT. Smith, Helen Y., ed. 2000. Proceedings RMRS-P-17. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 154 p.

The papers presented are from a symposium held to summarize research conducted under the first five-year charter for BEMRP. They are separated into six sections: understanding the ecosystem, its parts and processes; understanding the people and their relationship to the ecosystem; implementation for specific landscape areas; overviews of other ecosystem management research projects in the West; fieldtrip abstracts; and poster session abstracts.

TITLE: Estimating the number of tree species in forest populations using current vegetation survey and forest inventory and analysis approximation plots and grid intensities
SERIES #:
RMRS-RN-8
ORDER #:
119

Estimating the number of tree species in forest populations using current vegetation survey and forest inventory and analysis approximation plots and grid intensities. Schreuder, Hans T.; Lin, Jin-Mann S.; Teply, John. 2000. Res. Note RMRS-RN-8. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 7 p.

We estimate number of tree species in National Forest populations using the nonparametric estimator. Data from the Current Vegetation Survey (CVS) of Region 6 of the USDA Forest Service were used to estimate the number of tree species with a plot close in size to the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) plot and the actual CVS plot for the 5.5 km FIA grid and the 2.7 km CVS grid.

Limited supply available: The following publication is available in limited quantities on a first-come-first-serve basis.

TITLE: Ecology and management of forests, woodlands, and shrublands in the dryland regions of the United States and Mexico: Perspectives for the 21st century
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Nonseries
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120

Ecology and management of forests, woodlands, and shrublands in the dryland regions of the United States and Mexico: Perspectives for the 21st century. Ffolliott, Peter F.; Ortega-Rubio, Alfredo, eds. 1999. La Paz B.C.S.: Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Noreste. 227 p.

This book examines ecological relationships, land-use patterns, and management practices of selected forests, woodlands, shrublands, and riparian ecosystems in the dryland regions of the United States and Mexico. The information is divided into five parts: (1) introduction, (2) overview of the forest, woodland, and shrub formations, (3) characteristics, ecological relationships, land-use patterns, and management practices, (4) ecological relationships and management of wildlife resources, and
(5) summary of past and present management with a perspective of conservation and sustainable use of the natural resources in this region into the 21st century.

New World Wide Web Publication: The following publication is available exclusively on our web site: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr71.html

TITLE: Watershed management contributions to land stewardship: a literature review
SERIES #:
RMRS-GTR-71WWW
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Not available hard copy. Available on the world wide web only.

Watershed management contributions to land stewardship: a literature review. Baker, Malchus B., Jr.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Mora, Karen L.; Dillon, Madelyn C., comps. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-71WWW. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 60 p. NOTE: This is a World Wide Web publication only, no hard copy will be printed.

This bibliography is a compilation of the synthesis and poster papers presented at a conference held in Tucson, Arizona, along with the literature cited in these papers on watershed research projects, applied watershed management activities, and technology transfer mechanisms. The proceedings from this conference, entitled Land Stewardship in the 21st Century: the contributions of watershed management, may be found on the Rocky Mountain Research Station's World Wide Web pages at: whttp://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/stewardship.html.


TITLE: New Pubs - October-December 2000
Publish Date: November 6, 2000
Expires: February 26, 2002
Last Update:
March 28, 2007

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