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Keyword: ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Ecological impacts of collaborative forest restoration treatments

Science Spotlights Posted on: January 23, 2018
New novel study expands the scope of monitoring efforts in one of the first USDA Forest Service Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) landscapes, Colorado’s Front Range. Results from this study highlight both the effective aspects of restoration treatments, and the importance of initiating and continuing collaborative science-based monitoring to improve the outcomes of forest restoration efforts.  

Short-term ecological consequences of collaborative restoration treatments in ponderosa pine forests of Colorado

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2017
Ecological restoration treatments are being implemented at an increasing rate in ponderosa pine and other dry conifer forests across the western United States, via the USDA Forest Service’s Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) program.

Influences of prior wildfires on vegetation response to subsequent fire in a reburned Southwestern landscape

Publications Posted on: July 15, 2016
Large and severe wildfires have raised concerns about the future of forested landscapes in the southwestern United States, especially under repeated burning. In 2011, under extreme weather and drought conditions, the Las Conchas fire burned over several previous burns as well as forests not recently exposed to fire.

Mixed-conifer forests of central Oregon: Effects of logging and fire exclusion vary with environment

Publications Posted on: October 07, 2015
Twentieth-century land management has altered the structure and composition of mixed-conifer forests and decreased their resilience to fire, drought, and insects in many parts of the Interior West. These forests occur across a wide range of environmental settings and historical disturbance regimes, so their response to land management is likely to vary across landscapes and among ecoregions.