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RMRS-P-22: Ponderosa pine ecosystems restoration and conservation: steps toward stewardship; 2000 April 25­27; Flagstaff, AZ

Vance, Regina K.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Covington, W. Wallace; Blake, Julie A., comps. 2001. Ponderosa pine ecosystems restoration and conservation: steps toward stewardship; 2000 April 25­27; Flagstaff, AZ. Proceedings RMRS-P-22. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 188 p.

This volume is divided into three sections: (1) Ecological, Biological, and Physical Science; (2) Social and Cultural; and (3) Economics and Utilization. Effective ecological restoration requires a combination of science and management. The authors of the first section exemplified this integration in the course of addressing a broad range of topics, from detailed microsite and small-scale changes in fungal, plant, and animal communities, up through landscape, regional, and subcontinental scales. Although the themes were diverse, papers were linked by underscoring the relationship between restorative management actions and ecological effects. Social sciences play a key role in ecosystem restoration because collaboration, development of common goals, and political and economic feasibility are essential for success. The authors of the second section focused on public attitudes, partnerships, and the relationship between social and ecological factors. In the third section, the economics and utilization of products from forest restoration were compared in several Western locations. Both the markets for these products and the range of utilization opportunities -- from small-diameter logs to energy creation -- will surely evolve rapidly as society moves to address the fire hazards and other problems caused by stressed and weakened ecosystems. The turn of the century is an appropriate point to capture dramatic changes in perspective: consider how attitudes toward Western forests have evolved between 1900 and 2000. The papers in this volume chronicle adaptive research that continues to deepen our understanding of restoration in ecosystems and social systems.

Keywords: ponderosa pine, ecosystem management, landscape management, restoration, conservation, fire behavior, cost effectiveness analysis

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Ecological, Biological, and Physical Science

Ponderosa Pine Forest Reconstruction: Comparisons With Historical Data
David W. Huffman, Margaret M. Moore, W. Wallace Covington, Joseph E. Crouse, Peter Z. Fulé
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Cheesman Lake-A Historical Ponderosa Pine Landscape Guiding Restoration in the South Platte Watershed of the Colorado Front Range
Merrill R. Kaufmann, Paula J. Fornwalt, Laurie S. Huckaby, Jason M. Stoker
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Landscape Patterns of Montane Forest Age Structure Relative to Fire History at Cheesman Lake in the Colorado Front Range
Laurie S. Huckaby, Merrill R. Kaufmann, Jason M. Stoker, Paula J. Fornwalt
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Potential Fire Behavior Is Reduced Following Forest Restoration Treatments
Peter Z. Fulé, Charles McHugh, Thomas A. Heinlein, W. Wallace Covington
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Effect of Prescribed Burning on Mortality of Presettlement Ponderosa Pines in Grand Canyon National Park
G. Alan Kaufmann, W. Wallace Covington
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Effects of Low Intensity Prescribed Fires on Ponderosa Pine Forests in Wilderness Areas of Zion National Park, Utah
Henry V. Bastian
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The Effects of a Low Intensity Fire on a Mixed Conifer Forest in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Henry V. Bastian
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Fire Process Research Natural Areas: Managing Research and Restoration of Dynamic Ecosystem Processes
Timothy Ingalsbee
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Six-Year Changes in Mortality and Crown Condition of Old-Growth Ponderosa Pines in Ecological Restoration Treatments at the G. A. Pearson Natural Area
Thomas E. Kolb, Peter Z. Fulé, Michael R. Wagner, W. Wallace Covington
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Seeding Versus Natural Regeneration: A Comparison of Vegetation Change Following Thinning and Burning in Ponderosa Pine
Judith D. Springer, Amy E. M. Waltz, Peter Z. Fulé, Margaret M. Moore, W. Wallace Covington
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Effect of Restoration Thinning on Mycorrhizal Fungal Propagules in a Northern Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forest: Preliminary Results
Julie E. Korb, Nancy C. Johnson, W. W. Covington
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Plant Community Responses to Livestock Grazing: an Assessment of Alternative Management Practices in a Semiarid Grassland
Matthew R. Loeser, Thomas D. Sisk, Timothy E. Crews
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Butterfly Response and Successional Change Following Ecosystem Restoration
Amy E. M. Waltz, W. Wallace Covington
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Habitat Associations of the Sagebrush Lizard ( Sceloporus graciosus): Potential Responses of an Ectotherm to Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration Treatments
Shawn C. Knox, Carol Chambers, Stephen S. Germaine
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Can We Create and Sustain Late Successional Attributes in Interior Ponderosa Pine Stands? Large-Scale Ecological Research Studies in Northeastern California
William W. Oliver
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Alternative Ponderosa Pine Restoration Treatments in the Western United States
James McIver, Phillip Weatherspoon, Carl Edminster
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Upper South Platte Watershed Protection and Restoration Project
Steve Culver, Cindy Dean, Fred Patten, Jim Thinnes
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Social and Cultural

Problem Solving or Social Change? The Applegate and Grand Canyon Forest Partnerships
Cassandra Moseley, Brett KenCairn
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Ecological Wilderness Restoration: Attitudes Toward Restoring the Mount Logan Wilderness
Marcy A. DeMillion, Martha E. Lee
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Incorporating Ecological and Nonecological Concerns in the Restoration of a Rare, High-Elevation Bebb Willow Riparian Community
Laura E. DeWald, Abe E. Springer
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Economics and Utilization

Financial Results of Ponderosa Pine Forest Restoration in Southwestern Colorado
Dennis L. Lynch
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Cost / Effectiveness Analysis of Ponderosa Pine Ecosystem Restoration in Flagstaff Arizona's Wildland-Urban Interface
Guy Pinjuv, P. J. Daugherty, Bruce E. Fox
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Projected Economic Impacts of a 16-Inch Tree Cutting Cap for Ponderosa Pine Forests Within the Greater Flagstaff Urban-Wildlands
Debra Larson, Richard Mirth
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Lumber Recovery From Small-Diameter Ponderosa Pine From Flagstaff, Arizona
Eini C. Lowell, David W. Green
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Explorations of Roundwood Technology in Buildings
Jeffrey Cook
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Use of Wood as an Alternative Fuel to Coal and Natural Gas at the Holnam Cement Plant, North of LaPorte, Colorado
Kurt H. Mackes
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List of Conference Participants/Back Cover
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Title: RMRS-P-22: Ponderosa pine ecosystems restoration and conservation: steps toward stewardship; 2000 April 25­27; Flagstaff, AZ
Publish Date: March 3, 2004
Last Update:
January 22, 2010

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