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Long Valley Experimental Forest

Experimental Forests and Ranges Posted on: September 09, 2015
The Long Valley Experimental Forest encompasses two sections (1,280 ac) of ponderosa pine forests about 46 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Roots of research: Raphael Zon and the origins of forest experiment stations

Publications Posted on: March 26, 2009
The 1908 founding of the first American forest experiment station in Fort Valley, Arizona was an event of considerable historical significance. The Fort Valley station was the linchpin of forester Raphael Zon's bold plan to create the first program of organized research in U.S. Forest Service history. It also represented the beginning of a fruitful marriage between German and American methods of forestry.

Effects of ecological restoration alternative treatments on nonnative plant species establishment

Publications Posted on: March 26, 2009
Disturbances generated by forest restoration treatments have the potential for enhancing the establishment of nonnative species thereby impeding long-term native plant recovery.

Vascular plant checklist of the Chimney Spring and Limestone Flats Prescribed Burning Study Areas within ponderosa pine experimental forests in northern Arizona

Publications Posted on: March 26, 2009
This paper presents a vascular plant species list for two sites that are part of a long-term study exploring the effects of varying fire intervals on forest characteristics including the abundance and composition of understory vegetation. The Chimney Spring study area is on the Fort Valley Experimental Forest near Flagstaff, AZ, and the Limestone Flats study area is on the Long Valley Experimental Forest, 90 km (56 mi) southeast of Flagstaff.

Fort Valley's early scientists: A legacy of distinction

Publications Posted on: March 26, 2009
When the Riordan brothers of Flagstaff, Arizona, asked Gifford Pinchot to determine why there was a deficit in ponderosa pine seedlings, neither party understood the historical significance of what they were setting in motion for the field of forest research.

93 Years of stand density and land-use legacy research at the Coulter Ranch Study Site

Publications Posted on: March 26, 2009
In 1913, the Fort Valley Experimental Forest initiated an unprecedented case-study experiment to determine the effects of harvesting methods on tree regeneration and growth on a ponderosa pine-Gambel oak forest at Coulter Ranch in northern Arizona. The harvesting methods examined were seed-tree, group selection, and light selection. In addition, the effects of livestock grazing (excluded or not) were examined.

A century of cooperation: The Fort Valley Experimental Forest and the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff

Publications Posted on: March 26, 2009
This poster presents the continuing cooperative relationship between the Fort Valley Experimental Forest (FVEF), Coconino National Forest (CNF), USFS Region 3, and the long-term partnerships with the Museum of the Northern Arizona and the NAU School of Forestry.

Total carbon and nitrogen in mineral soil after 26 years of prescribed fire: Long Valley and Fort Valley Experimental Forests

Publications Posted on: March 26, 2009
Prescribed fire was introduced to high density ponderosa pine stands at Fort Valley and Long Valley Experimental Forests in 1976. This paper reports on mineral soil total carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) at Long Valley. Total soil C and N levels were highly variable and exhibited an increasing, but inconsistent, concentration trend related to burn interval. Total N ranged from 0.1 to 0.45%.

Ecological restoration experiments (1992-2007) at the G. A. Pearson Natural Area, Fort Valley Experimental Forest

Publications Posted on: March 26, 2009
In 1992 an experiment was initiated at the G. A. Pearson Natural Area on the Fort Valley Experimental Forest to evaluate long-term ecosystem responses to two restoration treatments: thinning only and thinning with prescribed burning. Fifteen years of key findings about tree physiology, herbaceous, and ecosystem responses are presented.

Forest and range research on the "Wild Bill Plots" (1927-2007)

Publications Posted on: March 26, 2009
In 1927, the Fort Valley Experimental Forest initiated a range-timber reproduction study. The study was one of the first attempts to experimentally isolate the agents responsible for injury to ponderosa pine regeneration, and at the same time assess the impacts of livestock grazing on herbaceous vegetation.

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