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Science, economics, and rhetoric: environmental advocacy and the wolf reintroduction debate, 1987-1999

Publications Posted on: March 03, 2006
This paper examines the arguments employed in the debate over reintroduction of wolves into Idaho, Montana, and the Yellowstone National Park Ecosystem; and in Arizona and New Mexico. The study reviews common rhetorical themes used by advocates and opponents of wolf reintroduction and identifies a significant rhetorical shift in the debate.

Development of ecological restoration experiments in fire adapted forests at Grand Canyon National Park

Publications Posted on: February 27, 2006
The management of national park and wilderness areas dominated by forest ecosystems adapted to frequent, low-intensity fires, continues to be a tremendous challenge. Throughout the inland West and particularly in the Southwest, ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and mixed conifer forests have become dense and structurally homogeneous after periods of intense livestock grazing, followed by more than 100 years of fire suppression.

Continuing fire regimes in remote forests of Grand Canyon National Park

Publications Posted on: February 27, 2006
Ponderosa pine forests in which frequent fire regimes continue up to the present would be invaluable points of reference for assessing natural ecological attributes.

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