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Ambient soil temperatures in prescribed burned ponderosa pine forests at Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Arizona

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The hourly temperature in the soil at three depths beneath the forest floor of ponderosa pine stands subjected to periodic prescribed burning was measured during one growing season from May until November, 1986 at the Fort Valley Experimental Forest in northern Arizona.

Individual and environmental factors affecting lifetime reproduction and long-term (summed across sequential breeders) territory-specific reproduction by northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) in northern Arizona, USA

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) is listed as a sensitive species on most National Forests and has been shown to be affected by various forest management practices, especially logging and fire management. This data publication contains specific data from Reynolds et al. (2019) on lifespans, breeding lifespans, breeding attempts, number of lifetime mates, and turnover of male and female goshawks on 100+ breeding territories.

The Rangeland Production Monitoring Service: Annual production of rangeland vegetation 1984 to present

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains a TIFF dataset describing annual productivity in the non-forest domain of the coterminous United States. Production data were generated using the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) from the Thematic Mapper Suite from 1984 to 2018 at 250 square meter resolution. This includes the Thematic Mapper (TM; Landsat 5), Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM+; Landsat 7) and Operational Land Imager (OLI; Landsat 8).

Tree-ring growth and stable-carbon isotope response data to forest restoration treatments in ponderosa pine forests of the Lick Creek Demonstration-Research Forest, Bitterroot National Forest, Montana, USA

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication includes the data used in "Forest restoration treatments in a ponderosa pine forest enhance physiological activity and growth under climatic stress" by Tepley et al. (2020).

Proceedings of the Fire Continuum-Preparing for the future of wildland fire; 2018 May 21-24; Missoula, MT

Publications Posted on: July 22, 2020
The Fire Continuum Conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire, was designed to cover both the biophysical and human dimensions aspects of fire along the fire continuum. This proceedings includes many of topics covered during the conference - including pre-fire planning and management, strategies during an incident, and post-fire effects and management options.

Intended versus unintended effects during riparian restoration create high quality recreation habitat [Chapter 10]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
Many of the same features that are good for riparian ecology are good for people. Varying flow regimes, diversity of plants and animals, dynamic geomorphology that produces open beaches and shaded/sheltered areas, and most importantly, the presence of water - all are attractive for recreation, so human use can be an explicit part of the restoration equation.

Recreation habitat versus ecological habitat in riparian areas: Can we manage for both? [Chapter 9]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
Yosemite Valley is a narrow, steep-walled canyon with fantastic natural areas, and its scenic and ecological wonders inspired the National Park concept and preservation ethic. But the Merced River through Yosemite Valley is one of the most heavily used non-urban riparian areas in the world. Over 4 million people visit each year, and 90 percent go to the box canyon where towering granite summits rise over 4,000 feet above the meandering river.

Sacramento-San Joaquin System [Chapter 8]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
The Great Central Valley of California occupies 22,500 square miles (58,000 square kilometers) in the interior of northern and central California. At the time of the Gold Rush in 1849, nearly 1 million acres (1,600 square miles, 4,000 square kilometers) of riparian vegetation covered the Central Valley floor along with approximately an equal area of wetlands.

The development of riparian ecosystem restoration in California [Chapter 7]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
The evolution of our modern-day understanding of riparian ecology and the development of the field of riparian ecosystem/habitat restoration underwent significant advances from 1970 to 2000.

It’s not all bad news - riparian areas in the Anthropocene [Chapter 6]

Publications Posted on: July 17, 2020
An abundance of information, some of which is included in other chapters in these volumes, documents and laments the historic loss of or changes to riparian ecosystems. Historic impacts to most riparian organisms, ranging in size from cottonwood trees to microbes, are fairly well documented. Causes of these changes are also well documented or speculated upon based on the best available information.