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RMRS-P-17: The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: What we have learned


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

The varied topics presented in these symposium proceedings represent the diverse nature of the Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project (BEMRP). Separated into six sections, the papers cover the different themes researched by BEMRP collaborators as well as brief overviews of five other ecosystem management projects. The sections are: 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. The papers presented here are from a symposium held in order to summarize research conducted under the first five-year charter for BEMRP. The symposium was held 1999 May 18-20 in Missoula, Montana for interested public, land managers, and researchers.

Keywords: ecosystem management, forest succession, social sciences, landscape-scale modeling


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Contents
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1. Introduction

The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: How Did It Happen?
Clinton E. Carlson, Leslie Weldon
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Keynote Address: Sustaining People and Ecosystems in the 21st Century
Perry Brown
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2. Understanding the Ecosystem: Its Parts and Processes

Comparing Historic and Modern Forests on the Bitterroot Front
Michael G. Hartwell, Paul Alaback, Stephen F. Arno
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Ecosystem-Based Management at Lower Elevations
Stephen F. Arno
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Silvicultural Treatments
Carl E. Fiedler
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Fire Applications in Ecosystem Management
Michael G. Harrington
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Soils and Nutrient Considerations
Thomas H. DeLuca
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Wildlife Habitat Considerations
Helen Y. Smith
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Associated Riparian Communities
Colin C. Hardy, Robert E. Keane, Michael G. Harrington
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Restoration of Native Plant Communities Infested by Invasive Weeds -- Sawmill Creek Research Natural Area
Peter Rice
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Ecosystem-Based Management in the Lodgepole Pine Zone
Colin C. Hardy, Robert E. Keane, Catherine A. Stewart
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Ecosystem-Based Management in the Whitebark Pine Zone
Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno, Catherine A. Stewart
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Presence/Absence as a Metric for Monitoring Vertebrate Populations
Len Ruggiero, Dean Pearson
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Small Mammals of the Bitterroot National Forest: Ecological Significance and Guidelines for Management
Dean E. Pearson
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The Effect of Time Period on Point Count Methodology for Monitoring Breeding Birds
Sallie J. Hejl, Thomas G. Thompson
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Overview of Forest Carnivore Survey Efforts in the Bitterroot Mountains
Kerry R. Foresman
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3. Understanding the People and Their Relationship to the Ecosystem

Agencies Within Communities, Communities Within Ecosystems
Jane Kapler Smith, Kerry McMenus
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Making "Stuff" Happen Through Public Participation and Consensus Building
Stephen F. McCool
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Behavioral and Cognitive Evaluation of FireWorks Education Trunk
Linda R. Thomas, James A. Walsh, Jane Kapler Smith
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Synergy Between Ecological Needs and Economic Aspects of Ecosystem Restoration
Charles E. Keegan, III, Carl E. Fiedler
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Social Science and the Bitterroot National Forest: A Synthesis
Stephen F. McCool, James Burchfield, Wayne Freimund
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4. Implementation for Specific Landscape Areas

Stevensville West Central Study
J. G. Jones, J. D. Chew, N. K. Christianson, D. J. Silvieus, C. A. Stewart
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Developing an Ecosystem Diversity Framework for Landscape Assessment
Robert D. Pfister, Michael D. Sweet
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Sequential Use of Simulation and Optimization in Analysis and Planning
Hans R. Zuuring, Jimmie D. Chew, J. Greg Jones
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5. Overviews of Other Ecosystem Management Research Projects in the West

Achieving Ecosystem Management in the Borderlands of the Southwestern United States Through Coordinated Research/Management Partnerships
Gerald J. Gottfried, Carleton B. Edminster
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Great Basin Research and Management Project: Restoring and Maintaining Riparian Ecosystem Integrity
Jeanne C. Chambers
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Research of the Rio Grande Ecosystem Management Program
Deborah M. Finch
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The Colorado Front Range Ecosystem Management Research Project: Accomplishments to Date
Brian Kent, Wayne D. Shepperd, Deborah J. Shields
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Sustaining the Land, People, and Economy of the Blue Mountains: The Blue Mountains Natural Resources Institute
Lynn Starr, James McIver, Thomas M. Quigley
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6. Field Trip Abstracts
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7. Poster Session Abstracts
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Title: RMRS-P-17: The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: What we have learned
Electronic Publish Date: January 10, 2006
Last Update:
January 21, 2010

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