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RMRS-P-15, Vol. 5: 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. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. 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.

Keywords: air quality, campsites, fire, fish stocking, invasive species, livestock, recreation impact, restoration, trails

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Wilderness Ecosystems, Threats, and Management
David N. Cole, Stephen F. McCool
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1. Overviews

Wilderness Fire Science: A State of Knowledge Review
James K. Agee
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Recreation Impacts and Management in Wilderness: A State-of-Knowledge Review
Yu-Fai Leung, Jeffrey L. Marion
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Improving Livestock Management in Wilderness
Mitchel P. McClaran
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Improving Management of Nonnative Invasive Plants in Wilderness and Other Natural Areas
John M. Randall
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Protecting Wilderness Air Quality in the United States
K. A. Tonnessen
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2. Recreation Impacts and Management

Effects of Soil Compaction on Root and Root Hair Morphology: Implications for Campsite Rehabilitation
L. Alessa, C. G. Earnhart
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Twenty-Eight Years of Wilderness Campsite Monitoring in Yosemite National Park
Laurel Boyers, Mark Fincher, Jan van Wagtendonk
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Camping Impact Management at Isle Royale National Park: An Evaluation of Visitor Activity Containment Policies From the Perspective of Social Conditions
Tracy A. Farrell, Jeffrey L. Marion
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Managing Coastal Recreation Impacts and Visitor Experience Using GIS
Anna M. T. Gajda, Judson Brown, Grant Peregoodoff, Patrick Bartier
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Thirty-Year Monitoring of Subalpine Meadow Vegetation Following a 1967 Trampling Experiment at Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana
Ernest Hartley
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Assessing Soil Erosion on Trails: A Comparison of Techniques
Mark C. Jewell, William E. Hammitt
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Sanitation in Wilderness: Balancing Minimum Tool Policies and Wilderness Values
Paul R. Lachapelle
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Wilderness Campsite Conditions Under an Unregulated Camping Policy: An Eastern Example
Yu-Fai Leung, Jeffrey L. Marion
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The Consequences of Trampling Disturbance in Two Vegetation Types at the Wyoming Nature Conservancy's Sweetwater River Project Area
Christopher A. Monz, Tami Pokorny, Jerry Freilich, Sharon Kehoe, Dayna Ayers-Baumeister
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Meadow Response to Pack Stock Grazing in the Yosemite Wilderness: Integrating Research and Management
P. E. Moore, D. N. Cole, J. W. van Wagtendonk, M. P. McClaran, N. McDougald
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Human Impact Surveys in Mount Rainier National Park: Past, Present and Future
Regina M. Rochefort, Darin D. Swinney
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Erosion of Mountain Hiking Trail Over a Seven-year Period in Daisetsuzan National Park, Central Hokkaido, Japan
Akemi Yoda, Teiji Watanabe
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3. Wilderness Restoration

Soil Amendments and Planting Techniques: Campsite Restoration in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Oregon
David N. Cole, David R. Spildie
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Restoration of Multiple-Rut Trails in the Tuolumne Meadows of Yosemite National Park
Sean Eagan, Peter Newman, Susan Fritzke, Louise Johnson
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The Influence of Wilderness Restoration Programs on Visitor Experience and Visitor Opinions of Managers
Joseph P. Flood, Leo H. McAvoy
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Effectiveness of a Confinement Strategy in Reducing Pack Stock Impacts at Campsites in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Idaho
David R. Spildie, David N. Cole, Sarah C. Walker
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Would Ecological Landscape Restoration Make the Bandelier Wilderness More or Less of a Wilderness?
Charisse A. Sydoriak, Craig D. Allen, Brian F. Jacobs
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Understanding the Factors That Limit Restoration Success on a Recreation-Impacted Subalpine Site
Catherine Zabinski, David Cole
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4. Wilderness Fire and Management

Mixed-Severity Fire Regimes in the Northern Rocky Mountains: Consequences of Fire Exclusion and Options for the Future
Stephen F. Arno, David J. Parsons, Robert E. Keane
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Returning Fire to the Mountains: Can We Successfully Restore the Ecological Role of Pre-Euroamerican Fire Regimes to the Sierra Nevada?
Anthony C. Caprio, David M. Graber
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Continuing Fire Regimes in Remote Forests of Grand Canyon National Park
Peter Z. Fulé, Thomas A. Heinlein, W. Wallace Covington, Margaret M. Moore
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Development of Ecological Restoration Experiments in Fire Adapted Forests at Grand Canyon National Park
Thomas A. Heinlein, W. Wallace Covington, Peter Z. Fulé, Margaret M. Moore, Hiram B. Smith
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Restoring Natural Fire Regimes to the Sierra Nevada in an Era of Global Change
Jon E. Keeley, Nathan L. Stephenson
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Prescribed Fire as the Minimum Tool for Wilderness Forest and Fire Regime Restoration: A Case Study From the Sierra Nevada, California
MaryBeth Keifer, Nathan L. Stephenson, Jeff Manley
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Fire-Climate Interactions in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area
Kurt F. Kipfmueller, Thomas W. Swetnam
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The Challenge of Restoring Natural Fire to Wilderness
David J. Parsons
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Twentieth-Century Fire Patterns in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area, Idaho/Montana and the Gila/Aldo Leopold Wilderness Complex, New Mexico
Matthew Rollins, Tom Swetnam, Penelope Morgan
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The Federal Wildland Fire Policy: Opportunities for Wilderness Fire Management
G.Thomas Zimmerman, David L. Bunnell
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5. Air, Water, and Exotic Species

Fish Stocking in Protected Areas: Summary of a Workshop
Paul Stephen Corn, Roland A. Knapp
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Visitor Perceptions and Valuation of Visibility in the Great Gulf Wilderness, New Hampshire
L. Bruce Hill, Wendy Harper, John M. Halstead, Thomas H. Stevens, Ina Porras, Kenneth D. Kimball
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Effects of Nonnative Fishes on Wilderness Lake Ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada and Recommendations for Reducing Impacts
R. A. Knapp, K. R. Matthews
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A Survey of Exotic Plants in Federal Wilderness Areas
Marilyn Marler
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Evaluating Effects of Fish Stocking on Amphibian Populations in Wilderness Lakes
David S. Pilliod, Charles R. Peterson
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Air Quality Management in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wilderness Areas
Ellen M. Porter
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6. Wilderness Management

Legislative Interpretation as a Guiding Tool for Wilderness Management
Shannon S. Meyer
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Seeking a Scientific Approach to Backcountry Management in Yellowstone National Park
S. Thomas Olliff, Sue Consolo Murphy
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Grizzly Bears as a Filter for Human Use Management in Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks
Derek Petersen
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The Development of the 1999 Management Plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (Australia)
Nicholas Sawyer
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Wilderness Management Planning in an Alaskan National Park: Last Chance to Do It Right?
Michael J. Tranel
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7. Dialogue Session Summary

Naturalness and Wildness: The Dilemma and Irony of Managing Wilderness
Peter B. Landres, Mark W. Brunson, Linda Merigliano, Charisse Sydoriak, Steve Morton
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Title: RMRS-P-15, Vol. 5: Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23­27; Missoula, MT
Publish Date: May 14, 2004
Last Update:
January 21, 2010

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