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RMRS-P-9: 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. Proceedings: ecology and management of pinyon-juniper communities within the Interior West; 1997 September 15-18; Provo, UT. 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, in Provo, UT, and Sanpete County, UT, provided information on the ecology, management, resource values, and restoration of pinyon-juniper communities in the Interior Western United States. The conference was hosted by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in cooperation with personnel from other agencies and organizations. Oral and poster presentations were given by scientists, land managers, and educators. Also included was a field tour to observe distribution and areas of occurrence of various woodland types. Mechanical chaining and seeding demonstrations exhibited operational procedures, removal of competition, and creation of multiple seedbeds. Comparisons of older treatments where introduced species were planted were made with more recent restoration plantings designed to restore native understory herbs and shrubs. The field tour also emphasized identification and characterization of successional or transition stages resulting in thresholds in vegetative composition that influence management practices.

This conference focused on four topics. First was identifying the principal pinyon-juniper community associations, defining areas of distribution, and characterizing climatic, biotic, edaphic, and human influences upon community structure. Second were several discussions of resources associated with pinyon-juniper communities. Topic three focused on methodologies and practices available to restore disturbed pinyon-juniper woodlands to natural assemblages of native species. The fourth topic examined the implications of management practices upon community distribution, species composition, and presence of introduced species. Management to sustain diverse pinyon-juniper communities is an important issue. In addition, management of disturbed sites is equally important as weeds continue to invade and spread, fire frequency and damages are increasing, and continued alteration of plant communities limits management options.

Keywords: restoration, range resources, succession, cheatgrass, native seed, watershed, wildlife, soil


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Contents
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Introduction

Symposium on Pinyon and Juniper Ecology, Restoration, and Management: Introduction
Stephen B. Monsen and Richard Stevens
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Ecology

Ecology and Management of Pinyon-Juniper Communities Within the Interior West: Overview of the "Ecological Session" of the Symposium
W. A. Laycock
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Historic Pinyon and Juniper Woodland Development
Robin J. Tausch
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Distribution, Composition, and Classification of Current Juniper-Pinyon Woodlands and Savannas Across Western North America
Neil E. West
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Historical and Modern Roles of Fire in Pinyon-Juniper
George E. Gruell
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Seed Dispersal and Seedling Establishment of Pinon and Juniper Species within the Pinon-Juniper Woodland
Jeanne C. Chambers, Eugene W. Schupp, and Stephen B. Vander Wall
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Ecophysiological Patterns of Pinyon and Juniper
Robert S. Nowak, Darrin J. Moore, and Robin J. Tausch
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Harvesting Energy from 19th Century Great Basin Woodlands
James A. Young and T. J. Svejcar
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Biotic, Edaphic, and Other Factors Influencing Pinyon-Juniper Distribution in the Great Basin
Kimball T. Harper and James N. Davis
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Description of Pinyon-Juniper and Juniper Woodlands in Utah and Nevada From an Inventory Perspective
Renee A. O'Brien and Sharon W. Woudenberg
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An Example of Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Classification in Southeastern Utah
Robert M. Thompson
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Gradient Analysis of Pinyon-Juniper Woodland in a Southern Nevada Mountain Range
Simon A. Lei
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Cheatgrass Frequency at Two Relic Sites Within the Pinyon-Juniper Belt of Red Canyon
Sherel Goodrich and Natalie Gale
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A Comparison of Understory Species at Three Densities in a Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Darren Naillon, Kelly Memmott, and Stephen B. Monsen
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Effects of Succession on Species Richness of the Western Juniper Woodland/Sagebrush Steppe Mosaic
Stephen C. Bunting, James L. Kingery, and Eva Strand
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Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Classification and Description in Research Natural Areas of Southeastern Idaho
Steven K. Rust
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Tree Size and Ring Width of Three Conifers in Southern Nevada
Simon A. Lei
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Host-Parasite Relationship Between Utah Juniper and Juniper Mistletoe in the Spring Mountains of Southern Nevada
Simon A. Lei
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Utah Juniper Herbaceous Understory Distribution Patterns in Response to Tree Canopy and Litter Removal
Chad S. Horman and Val Jo Anderson
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Resurvey of the Vegetation and Soils of Fishtail Mesa: A Relict Area in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
N. J. Brian, P. G. Rowlands, and D. A. Jameson
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Diversity with Successional Status in the Pinyon-Juniper/Mountain Mahogany/Bluebunch Wheatgrass Community Type Near Dutch John, Utah
Allen Huber, Sherel Goodrich, and Kim Anderson
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Diseases and Environmental Factors of the Pinyon-Juniper Communities
D. J. Weber, E. D. Bunderson, J. N. Davis, D. L. Nelson, and A. Hreha
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Methods in Historical Ecology: A Case Study of Tintic Valley, Utah
Jeffrey A. Creque, Neil E. West, and James P. Dobrowolski
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Calorimetric Study of the Effects of Water and Temperature on the Respiration and Growth of Small Burnet and Alfalfa
Angela R. Jones, Bruce N. Smith, Lee D. Hansen, Stephen B. Monsen, and Richard Stevens
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Changes in Plant Composition within a Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Dennis D. Austin
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Soil Seed Banking in Pinyon-Juniper Areas With Differing Levels of Tree Cover, Understory Density and Composition
Clare L. Poulsen, Scott C. Walker, and Richard Stevens
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Distribution of Pinyon-Juniper in the Western United States
John E. Mitchell and Thomas C. Roberts, Jr.
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Resource Values

Ecology and Management of Pinyon-Juniper Communities Within the Interior West: Overview of the "Resource Values Session" of the Symposium
James E. Bowns
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Multiple Use Management Based on Diversity of Capabilities and Values Within Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands
Sherel Goodrich
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Watershed Values and Conditions Associated with Pinyon-Juniper Communities
Bruce A. Roundy and Jason L. Vernon
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Watershed-Scale Research in a Juniper Ecosystem
James P. Dobrowolski
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Hydrogeology and Spring Occurrence of a Disturbed Juniper Woodland in Rush Valley, Utah
Francis J. McCarthy III and James P. Dobrowolski
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Erosion and Deposition in a Juniper Woodland: The Chicken or the Egg?
Theresa M. and James P. Dobrowolski
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Response of Bighorn Sheep to Pinyon-Juniper Burning Along the Green River Corridor, Dagget County, Utah
Charles L. Greenwood, Sherel Goodrich, and John A. Lytle
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Importance of Western Juniper Communities to Small Mammals
Mitchell J. Willis and Richard F. Miller
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Commercial Fuelwood Harvesting Affects on Small Mammal Habitats in Central Arizona
William H. Kruse
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Dietary Use of Utah Juniper Berries by Gray Fox in Eastern Utah
Craig G. White, Jerran T. Flinders, Rex G. Cates, Boyde H. Blackwell and H. Duane Smith
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Habitat Relationships of Amphibians and Reptiles in the Inyo-White Mountains, California and Nevada
Michael L. Morrison and Linnea S. Hall
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Sage Grouse Response to Pinyon-Juniper Management
Michelle L. Commons, Richard K. Baydack, and Clait E. Braun
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Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands as Sources of Avian Diversity
Kathleen M. Paulin, Jeffrey J. Cook, and Sarah R. Dewey
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Importance of Pinyon-Juniper Habitat to Birds
Merrill Webb
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Role of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands in Aboriginal Societies of the Desert West
Joel C. Janetski
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Past, Present, and Potential Utilization of Pinyon-Juniper Species
Peter F. Ffolliott, Gerald J. Gottfried, and William H. Kruse
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Endemic and Endangered Plants of Pinyon-Juniper Communities
Sherel Goodrich, Lori Armstrong, and Robert Thompson
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Ecological Restoration

Ecology and Management of Pinyon-Juniper Communities Within the Interior West: Overview of the "Ecological Restoration" Session of the Symposium
Robert B. Campbell, Jr.
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Pinyon-Juniper Chaining Design Guidelines For Big Game Winter Range Enhancement Projects
John A. Fairchild
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Mechanical Chaining and Seeding
Richard Stevens
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Restoration of Native Communities by Chaining and Seeding
Richard Stevens
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Thinning Versus Chaining: Which Costs More?
James H. Chadwick, Deanna R. Nelson, Carol R. Nunn, and Debra A. Tatman
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Advantages and Effectiveness of Rollerchopping
Douglas Sorensen
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Restoration Studies in Degraded Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands of North-Central New Mexico
Brian F. Jacobs and Richard G. Gatewood
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The Influence of Anchor-Chaining on Watershed Health in a Juniper-Pinyon Woorland in Central Utah
M. E. Farmer, K. T. Harper, and J. N. Davis
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Impacts of Vegetative Manipulations on Sediment Concentrations from Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands
Vicente L. Lopes, Peter F. Ffolliott, and Malchus B. Baker, Jr.
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The Panguitch Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
Harry Barber and Paul Chapman
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Watershed Restoration Through Integrated Resource Management on Public and Private Rangelands
Sid Goodloe
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Initial Response of Soil and Understory Vegetation to a Simulated Fuelwood Cut of a Pinyon-Juniper Woodland in the Santa Fe National Forest
Samuel R. Loftin
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Applying Fire to Pinyon-Juniper Communities of the Green River Corridor, Daggett County, Utah
Ivan Erskine and Sherel Goodrich
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Soil and Watershed Implications of Ground Cover at Burned and Unburned Pinyon-Juniper Sites at Rifle Canyon and Jarvies Canyon
Sherel Goodrich and Chad Reid
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Use of OUST® Herbicide to Control Cheatgrass in the Northern Great Basin
Mike Pellant, Julie Kaltenecker, and Steven Jirik
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Development of Native Seed Supplies to Support Restoration of Pinyon-Juniper Sites
E. Durant McArthur and Stanford A. Young
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Species Compatibility and Successional Processes Affecting Seeding of Pinyon-Juniper Types
Scott C. Walker
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Native Plant Solutions for Conservation Problems
Mark Majerus, Susan Winslow, and Joe Scianna
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Evaluation of Plant Materials for Use in Reclamation of Disturbed Rangelands in Semi-Arid Areas of Northern Utah
Melissa V. Britton, Val Jo Anderson, R. D. Horrocks, and Howard Horton
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Response of a Seed Mix and Development of Ground Cover on Northerly and Southerly Exposures in the 1985 Jarvies Canyon Burn, Daggett County, Utah
Sherel Goodrich and Allen Huber
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Regrowth of 'Ladak' Alfalfa on Pinyon-Juniper Rangelands FollowingVarious Timing and Types of Spring Use
Richard Stevens, Scott C. Walker, and Stuart Wooley
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Management Implications

Ecology and Management of Pinyon-Juniper Communities Within the Interior West: Overview of the "Management Implications Session" of the Symposium
Mike Pellant
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Transitions and Thresholds: Influences and Implications for Management in Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands
Robin J. Tausch
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Ecological Guidelines for Management and Restoration of Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands
Lee E. Eddleman
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Political Guidelines for Management and Restoration of Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands
Deanna R. Nelson, John A. Fairchild, and Carol R. Nunn-Hatfield
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Old-Growth Juniper and Pinyon Woodlands
Rick Miller, Robin Tausch, and Wendy Waichler
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Conversion of Shrub Steppe to Juniper Woodland
Rick Miller, Tony Svejcar, and Jeff Rose
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Return Interval for Pinyon-Juniper Following Fire in the Green River Corridor, Near Dutch John, Utah
Sherel Goodrich and Brian Barber
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Implications of Weedy Species in Management and Restoration of Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands
Tony Svejcar
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Factors Affecting the Health of Pinyon Pine Trees (Pinus edulis) in the Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands of Western Colorado
Tom J. Eager
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The Budgetary, Ecological, and Managerial Impacts of Pinyon-Juniper and Cheatgrass Fires
Thomas C. Roberts, Jr.
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Control of Weeds at a Pinyon-Juniper Site by Seeding Grasses
Sherel Goodrich and Dustin Rooks
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Use of the Helitorch to Enhance Diversity on Riparian Corridors in Mature Pinyon-Juniper Communities: A Conceptual Approach
G. Allen Rasmussen, Robin Tausch, and Steve A. Bunting
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Wildfire Rehabilitation in Utah
Linda MacDonald
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Title: RMRS-P-9: Proceedings: ecology and management of pinyon-juniper communities within the Interior West; 1997 September 15-18; Provo, UT
Electronic Publish Date: July 7, 2009
Last Update:
August 12, 2009

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