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The Applegate Adaptive Management Area ecosystem health assessment

Publications Posted on: June 20, 2006
As requested by the Applegate Partnership, the Medford District Bureau of Land Management, the Rogue River and Siskiyou National Forests, a team of six specialists (Dr. Tom Atzet, USFS ecologist; Dr. Mike Amaranthus, PNW soil scientist, Dr. Don Goheen, USFS pathologist and entomologist, Tom Sensenig, BLM silviculturist, Dr. Dave Perry, Oregon State University conservation biologist and Dr.

Impacts of southern pine beetles in special management areas

Publications Posted on: June 20, 2006
Southern pine beetles have had great impacts on wilderness and other special management areas. Infestations have spread and affected adjacent [and, and they have disrupted the intended uses and goals desired for these areas. Coping with SPB in special management areas requires advance planning and management, then the use of new and integrated techniques for SPB risk reduction once the areas are established.

The way to a healthy future for National Forest ecosystems in the West : what role can silviculture and prescribed fire play?

Publications Posted on: June 20, 2006
The 1994 wildfires in the U.S. West have highlighted a problem of forest health and fuel buildups that has been increasing for decades. In many Western forest ecosystems, forest biomass per acre has risen substantially since the 1940s and many forests have dense, fire-prone understories.

Forest development leading to disturbances

Publications Posted on: June 20, 2006
Natural disturbance in western U.S.A. forest ecosystems is related to forest succession, growth, and structural development. Natural disturbance may be biotic (insects and diseases) or abiotic (fire, wind, avalanche, etc.). Natural disturbances are more appropriately thought of as natural processes; disturbance is a social connotation implicating economic loss.

Forest health from different perspectives

Publications Posted on: June 20, 2006
Forest health is an increasingly important concept in natural resource management. However, definition of forest health is difficult and dependent on human perspective. From a utilitarian perspective, forest health has been defined by the production of forest conditions which directly satisfy human needs.

Building effective international, multicultural alliances for restoration of ejido forests in the Sierra Madre Occidental

Publications Posted on: June 12, 2006
Effective NGO-government-community alliances are the key to overcoming the complex socio-political obstacles to conservation in the Sierra Madre Occidental. Over 80 percent of the territory in the Sierra Madre Occidental is communally owned. Agrarian and other socio-economic conditions present both opportunities and obstacles to conservation.

The development of landscape-scale ecological units and their application to the greater Huachuca Mountains fire planning process

Publications Posted on: June 09, 2006
The multi-partner Greater Huachuca Mountains fire planning effort involves over 500,000 acres of public and private lands. This large area supports distinct landscapes that have evolved with fire.

Management and conservation of tree squirrels: the importance of endemism, species richness, and forest condition

Publications Posted on: June 09, 2006
Tree squirrels are excellent indicators of forest health yet the taxon is understudied. Most tree squirrels in the Holarctic Region are imperiled with some level of legal protection. The Madrean Archipelago is the epicenter for tree squirrel diversity in North America with 5 endemic species and 2 introduced species.

Effects of silvicultural treatments on forest birds in the Rocky Mountains: implications and management recommendations

Publications Posted on: May 17, 2006
The short-term effects of timber harvesting practices on landbird species vary widely among species. Thus, the maintenance of populations of all species will require a long-term management strategy that involves maintenance of a variety of habitats over a broad landscape.

Effects of silviculture on neotropical migratory birds in central and southeastern oak pine forests

Publications Posted on: May 17, 2006
Avian communities that are associated with forest habitat attributes are affected by silvicultural and other stand influences. Some species have specific habitat requirements, whereas others occupy a broad range of vegetative conditions. In general, bird species richness and density are positively related to stand foliage volume and diversity.