Ecology

Northeast Oregon Ecology Program - Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests

Bluebunch wheatgrass grassland in Hells Canyon National Recreation AreaVegetation recovery after fire, ponderosa pine/pinegrass plant association.  Wallowa Mt District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ecology program for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests supports land management with investigative findings and publications, ecological training, and extension. Major areas of emphasis in recent years have included vegetation classification, and monitoring of fire and grazing effects on vegetation. We maintain a network of over 5000 permanent monitoring plots distributed across all major ecosystems of the three National Forests.

Contacts

Sabine Mellmann-Brown, PhD
Area Ecologist
USDA Forest Service
PO Box 907
Baker City OR, 97814
541-523-1282
 
Gunnar Carnwath, PhD
Ecologist
USDA Forest Service
PO Box 907
Baker City OR, 97814
541-523-1215
 
Upekala Wijayratne, PhD
Ecologist
USDA Forest Service
PO Box 907
Baker City OR, 97814
541-523-1211
 
Michael Jennings, PhD
Ecologist
USDA Forest Service
1401 Gekeler Lane
541-962-6530
La Grande, OR 97850

Publications 

Author, Year, Title

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Swanson, David K,; Schmitt, Craig L.; Shirley, Diane M.; Erickson, Vicky; Schuetz, Kenneth J.; Tatum, Michael L.; Powell, David C. 2010.

Aspen Bioloy, Community Classification, and Management in the Blue Mountains. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-806, 117 pp.

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3.52 MB

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Johnson, Charles G. Jr. 2007.

Rangeland exclosures of northeastern Oregon: stories they tell (1936–2004).  USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-724, 33 pp.

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1.25 MB

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Powell, David C.; Johnson, Charles G.; Crowe, Elizabeth A.; Wells, Aaron; Swanson, David C. 2007.

Potential vegetation hierarchy for the Blue Mountains Section of northeastern Oregon, southeastern Washington, and west-central Idaho. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-709, 87 pp.

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0.4 MB

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Wells, Aaron F. 2006.

Deep canyon and subalpine riparian and wetland plant associations of the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.  USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-682, 277 pp.

pdf part A 1.1 MB

pdf part B 3.0 MB

pdf part C 1.0 MB

3

Johnson, Charles G. Jr; Swanson, David K. 2005.

Bunchgrass plant communities of the Blue and Ochoco Mountains:  A guide for managers. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-641, 119 pp.

pdf part A3.0 MB

pdf part B 2.8 MB

3

Johnson, Charles G. Jr. 2004.

Alpine and subalpine vegetation of the Wallowa, Seven Devils and Blue Mountains. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, R6-NR-ECOL-TP-03-04, 611 pp. plus appendices.

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8.6 MB

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Johnson, Charles G. Jr. 2003.

Green fescue rangelands: changes over time in the Wallowa Mountains. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-569, 41 pp.

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3.8 MB

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Johnson, Charles G. Jr. 1998.

Vegetation response after wildfires in national forests of northeastern Oregon. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, R6-NR-ECOL-TP-06-98, 128 pp. plus appendices.

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Johnson, Charles G. Jr. 1998.

Common plants of the inland Pacific Northwest. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, R6-NR-ECOL-TP-04-98, 394 pp.

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Crowe, Elizabeth; Clausnitzer, Rodrick. 1997. 

Mid-montane wetland plant associations of the Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, R6-NR-ECOL-TP-22-97, 299 pp.

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17.7 MB

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Johnson, Charles G. 1994.

Forest health in the Blue Mountains: A plant ecologist's perspective on ecosystem processes and biological diversity. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-339, 24 pp.

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1.3 MB

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Johnson, Charles G. Jr.; Clausnitzer, Rodrick R.; Mehringer, Peter J.; Oliver, Chadwick D. 1994.

Biotic and abiotic processes of eastside ecosystems: The effects of management on plant and community ecology, and on stand and landscape vegetation dynamics. USDA Forest Service, Pacitic Northwest Research Station, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-322, 66 pp.

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1.7 MB

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Clausnitzer, Rodrick R. 1993.

The Grand Fir Series of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington: successional states and management guide. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, R6-ECO-TP-050-93, 193 pp. plus appendices.

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11.6 MB

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Johnson, Charles G.; Clausnitzer, Rodrick R. 1992.

Plant associations of the Blue and Ochoco Mountains. USDA Forest Service R6-ERW-TP-036-92, 164 pp. plus appendices.

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Reid, Elbert H.; Johnson, Charles G Jr..;  Hall, Wade B. 1991.

Green fescue grassland: 50 years of secondary succession under sheep grazing. USDA Forest Service R6-F16-SO-0591, 37 pp.

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3.1 MB

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Johnson, Charles G.; Simon, Steven A. 1987.

Plant associations of the Wallowa-Snake Province. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, R6-ECOL-TP-255A-86, 400 pp. plus appendices.

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Availability key for printed versions of publications:

1 Available in limited quantities free of charge from our office in Baker City; see contacts
2Available to purchase at BLM offices around the Pacific Northwest.  May be ordered from Oregon-Washington BLM Public Information Center,  (503) 808-6001, https://www.blm.gov
3 Available from the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, (503) 808-2138, http://www.fs.usda.gov/pnw/publications/index.shtml



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