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Title: Ecohydrology of pinon-juniper woodlands in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico: Runoff, erosion, and restoration

Authors: Allen, Craig D.

Date: 2008

Publication In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Shaw, John D.; Ford, Paulette L., compilers. 2008. Ecology, management, and restoration of pinon-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. p. 65-66

Abstract: (Please note, this is an extended abstract only) Woodlands of pinon (Pinus edulis) and oneseed juniper (Juniperus monosperma) in the Jemez Mountains at Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico exhibit greatly accelerated rates of soil erosion, triggered by historic land use practices (livestock grazing and fire suppression). This erosion is degrading these woodland ecosystems and damaging thousands of archaeological sites in this national park unit, with similar patterns evident in woodlands across much of the Jemez Mountains.

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

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Citation

    Allen, Craig D. 2008. Ecohydrology of pinon-juniper woodlands in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico: Runoff, erosion, and restoration. In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Shaw, John D.; Ford, Paulette L., compilers. 2008. Ecology, management, and restoration of pinon-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. p. 65-66
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