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Keyword: ecological processes

Social dynamics of wildland fire in California [Chapter 27]

Publications Posted on: December 14, 2018
A useful question for managers to ask is: why do we care about understanding fire’s ecological processes? At a theoretical level, knowledge itself may be the goal. However, at a more practical level, funding and research interest tends to reflect a desire to understand how to manipulate ecological processes to favor one or several preferred management outcomes.

Stream water quality concerns linger long after the smoke clears: Learning from Front Range wildfires

Publications Posted on: December 14, 2017
Large, high-severity wildfires alter the ecological processes that determine how watersheds retain and release nutrients and affect stream water quality. These changes usually abate a few years after a fire but recent studies indicate they may persist longer than previously expected.

An assessment of forest ecosystem health in the Southwest

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This report documents an ecological assessment of forest ecosystem health in the Southwest. The assessment focuses at the regional level and mostly pertains to lands administered by the National Forest System. Information is presented for use by forest and district resource managers as well as collaborative partners in the stewardship of Southwestern forests.

The role of old-growth forests in frequent-fire landscapes

Publications Posted on: December 17, 2007
Classic ecological concepts and forestry language regarding old growth are not well suited to frequent-fire landscapes. In frequent-fire, old-growth landscapes, there is a symbiotic relationship between the trees, the understory graminoids, and fire that results in a healthy ecosystem.

Establishment record for the Wellner Cliffs Research Natural Area

Publications Posted on: March 17, 2006
This publication is the establishment report for Wellner Cliffs Research Natural Area (RNA), located on the Priest River Experimental Forest, Idaho Panhandle National Forests. The RNA features vegetation on dry cliffs that are embedded in mid-elevation moist western hemlock/western redcedar/grand fir forests.