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RMRS-P-51: Ecology, management, and restoration of piñon-juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems: combined proceedings of the 2005 St. George, Utah and 2006 Albuquerque, New Mexico workshops

Gottfried, Gerald J.; Shaw, John D.; Ford, Paulette L., compilers. 2008. Ecology, management, and restoration of piñon-juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems: combined proceedings of the 2005 St. George, Utah and 2006 Albuquerque, New Mexico workshops. Proceedings RMRS-P-51. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 218 p.

Southwestern piñon-juniper and juniper woodlands cover large areas of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and adjacent Colorado. Ponderosa pine forests are the most common timberland in the Southwest. All three ecosystems provide a variety of natural resources and economic benefits to the region. There are different perceptions of desired conditions. Public and private land managers have adapted research results and their observations and experiences to manage these ecosystems for multiresource benefits. Ways to mitigate the threat of wildfires is a major management issue for these ecosystems, and the wide-spread piñon mortality related to drought and the bark beetle infestation has heightened concerns among managers and the general public. In addition, the impacts of climate change on these ecosystems are a growing concern. As a step in bringing research and management together to answer some of these questions, workshops concerned with the ecology, management, and restoration of piñon-juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems were held in St. George, Utah in 2005 and in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2006. The combined proceedings from these two workshops contain papers, extended abstracts, and abstracts based on oral and poster presentations. Some topics included forest and woodland restoration treatments and their impacts on fuels, wildlife, and other ecosystem components, watershed management, insect infestations and drought, wood utilization, landscape changes, basic ecology, and more.

Keywords: Piñon-juniper and juniper woodlands, ponderosa pine forests, ecology, management, restoration, southwestern United States

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Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands

Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Ecology

Ecology of Piñon-Juniper Vegetation in the Southwest and Great Basin
Rex D. Pieper
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Southwestern U. S. Juniper Savanna and Piñon-Juniper Woodland Communities: Ecological History and Natural Range of Variability
Brian F. Jacobs
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Growth and Yield of Southwest Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands: Modeling Growth and Drought Effects
John D. Shaw
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Description and Prediction of Individual Tree Biomass on Piñon (Pinus edulis) in Northern New Mexico
Mark Loveall and John T. Harrington
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Abstract: A Native Plant Development Program for the Colorado Plateau
Stephen B. Monsen
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Abstract: Historic Vegetation Changes in Lincoln County, New Mexico: The Albuquerque Banquet Presentation
E. Hollis Fuchs
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Insects and Diseases

Drought Induced Tree Mortality and Ensuing Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Southwestern Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands
Michael J. Clifford, Monique E. Rocca, Robert Delph, Paulette L. Ford, and Neil S. Cobb
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Abstract: Piñon Pine Mortality Event in the Southwest: An Update for 2005
D. Allen-Reid, J. Anhold, D. Cluck, T. Eager, R. Mask, J. McMillin, S. Munson, J. Negrón, T. Rogers, D. Ryerson, E. Smith, S. Smith, B. Steed, and R. Thier
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Abstract: Attributes Associated With Probability of Infestation by the Piñon Ips, Ips confusus, (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in Piñon Pine, Pinus edulis
José F. Negrón and Jill L. Wilson
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Abstract: Piñon Mortality from 2001 to 2005: Causes and Management Strategies
Tom Eager
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Abstract: Do Bark Beetle Sprays Prevent Phloeosinus species from Attacking Cypress and Juniper?
Chris Hayes, Tom DeGomez, Karen Clancy, Joel McMillin, John Anhold
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Hydrology and Soils

Impacts of Pinyon-Juniper Treatments on Water Yields: A Historical Perspective
Peter F. Ffolliott and Cody Stropki
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Extended Abstract: Ecohydrology of Piñon-Juniper Woodlands in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico: Runoff, Erosion, and Restoration
Craig D. Allen
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Rainfall, Soil Moisture, and Runoff Dynamics in New Mexico Piñón-Juniper Woodland Watersheds
Carlos Ochoa, Alexander Fernald, and Vincent Tidwell
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Belowground Carbon Distribution in a Piñon-Juniper / Short Grass Prairie Site
John Harrington and Mary Williams
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Variation in Herbaceous Vegetation and Soil Moisture Under Treated and Untreated Oneseed Juniper Trees
Hector Ramirez, Alexander Fernald, Andres Cibils, Michelle Morris, Shad Cox, and Michael Rubio
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Woodland Stand Management

Abstract: Variation Among Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands: A Cautionary Note
Matthew A. Williamson
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Silviculture and Multi-Resource Management Case Studies for Southwestern Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands
Gerald J. Gottfried
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Preliminary Thinning Guidelines Using Stand Density Index for the Maintenance of Uneven-aged Pinyon-Juniper Ecosystems
Douglas H. Page
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Effects of Invasive Plants on Public Land Management of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands in Arizona
Patti Fenner
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A Demonstration Project to Test Ecological Restoration of a Pinyon-Juniper Ecosystem
David W. Huffman, Michael T. Stoddard, Peter Z. Fulé, W. Wallace Covington and H.B. Smith
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Abstract: Removal of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands on the Colorado Plateau
Michael Peters and Neil S. Cobb
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Abstract: Mesa Prescribed Fire
Scott Glaspie and Erik Rodin
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Abstract: Mechanical Treatment Methods in the Piñon-Juniper Type
Brent J. Racher
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Community Forestry and Cultural Resources

Ecology and Management of Pinyon-Juniper Ecosystems in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Southwestern Region
John Waconda
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Abstract: Diablo Trust Piñon-Juniper Restoration Sites: Restoring Structure to Woodlands and Savannas
Andrew Gascho Landis and John Duff Bailey
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Extended Abstract: Restoration of Juniper Savanna on the Pueblo of Santa Ana, Sandoval County, New Mexico
Glenn Harper
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Extended Abstract: Why Is Cultural Resource Site Density High in the Piñon-Juniper Woodland?
Sarah Schlanger and Signa Larralde
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Range and Wildlife

Wildlife Management in Southwestern Piñon-Juniper Woodlands
Jeffery C. Whitney
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Abstract: Grazing Management for Healthy Watersheds
Karl Wood
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Piñon-Juniper Management Research at Corona Range and Livestock Research Center in Central New Mexico
Andrés Cibils, Mark Petersen, Shad Cox, and Michael Rubio
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Uses of Pinyon and Juniper
Mark Knaebe
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Extended Abstract: Using Small Diameter Trees for Wood Fiber-Plastic Composites
Phil T. Archuletta
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Identifying Markets for Pinyon Pine in the Four Corners Region
Kurt H. Mackes
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Abstract: Energy from the Woodlands
Jerry Payne
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Ponderosa Pine Forests

Abstract: Influence of Elevation on Bark Beetle Community Structure in Ponderosa Pine
Stands of Northern Arizona

Andrew Miller, Kelly Barton, Joel McMillin, Tom DeGomez, Karen Clancy, John Anhold
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Restoration Treatment Effects

Abstract: Forest Restoration and Fuels Reduction in Ponderosa Pine and Dry Mixed Conifer in the Southwest
Marlin Johnson
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Abstract: The Effects of Hazardous Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Wildland Urban Interface on the Activity of Bark Beetles Infesting Ponderosa Pine
Christopher J. Fettig, Joel D. McMillin, John. A. Anhold, Shakeeb M. Hamud, Steven J. Seybold and Robert R. Borys
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Restoration of the Ponderosa Pine Ecosystem and Its Understory
Lee E. Hughes
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Abstract: Cheatgrass Encroachment on a Ponderosa Pine Ecological Restoration Project in Northern Arizona, U. S. A.
Christopher M. McGlone, Judith D. Springer, and W. Wallace Covington
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Abstract: Changes in Canopy Fuels and Fire Behavior After Ponderosa Pine Restoration Treatments: A Landscape Perspective
J. P. Roccaforte and P.Z. Fulé
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Abstract: Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests: Implications and Opportunities for Wildlife
Catherine S. Wightman and Steven S. Rosenstock
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Abstract: Home Range and Habitat Selection Patterns of Mule Deer in a Restoration-Treated Ponderosa Pine Forest
R. Fenner Yarborough and Catherine S. Wightman
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Abstract: The Irrationality of Continued Fire Suppression: A Partial Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of Restoration-Based Fuel Reduction Treatments vs . No Treatment
G.B. Snider and P.J. Daugherty
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Topics Common to Pinyon-Juniper and Ponderosa Pine Ecosystems

Landscape-Level Changes
A. Joel Frandsen
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Extended Abstract: Stand Level Impacts of Ips and Dendroctonus Bark Beetles in Pine Forest Types of Northern Arizona
Joel McMillin, John Anhold and José Negrón
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Abstract: Assessment of Drought Related Mortality in Pinyon-Juniper and Ponderosa Pine Forests Using Forest Inventory and Analysis Data
John D. Shaw
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The Essence of Fire Regime-Condition Class Assessment
McKinley-Ben Miller
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Abstract: Sustainable Development through Biomass Utilization: A Practical Approach
Ravi Malhotra
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Poster Presentation Titles
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Title: RMRS-P-51: Ecology, management, and restoration of piñon-juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems: combined proceedings of the 2005 St. George, Utah and 2006 Albuquerque, New Mexico workshops
Electronic Publish Date: October 10, 2008
Last Update:
October 20, 2008

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