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Local public priorities and preferences for public land management in the Northern Region

Publications Posted on: September 26, 2019
Local land managers are tasked with balancing the needs and preferences of local and national publics. This report provides a snapshot of preferences for local public land management and the demographics of communities within 50 miles of U.S. national forests and grasslands in the Northern Region of the U.S. Forest Service.

System analysis in forest resources: proceedings of the 2003 symposium.

Publications Posted on: March 07, 2019
The 2003 symposium of systems analysis in forest resources brought together researchers and practitioners who apply methods of optimization, simulation, management science, and systems analysis to forestry problems. This was the 10th symposium in the series, with previous conferences held in 1975, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, and 2002.

Users guide to the Most Similar Neighbor Imputation Program Version 2

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
The Most Similar Neighbor (MSN, Moeur and Stage 1995) program is used to impute attributes measured on some sample units to sample units where they are not measured. In forestry applications, forest stands or vegetation polygons are examples of sample units. Attributes from detailed vegetation inventories are imputed to sample units where that information is not measured.

USDA Forest Service Region 4 Science Partner Program: Integrating climate change research into the Manti-La Sal plan revision process

Projects Posted on: July 20, 2017
RMRS researcher Charles Luce and the Forest Service Intermountain Region Climate Change Coordinator Natalie Little are partnering with the Manti-La Sal National Forest to better distribute the most recent and relevant climate change knowledge to Regional and Forest leaders and staffs. A workshop for regional and forest staff is being developed to quickly integrate interactive planning climate change sessions into the Manti-La Sal National Forest's Forest Plan Revision. The goal of this project is to deliver usable, actionable information to land managers and Forest staff, and to provide research that is most helpful in the field.

Region 4 Science Partner Program: Socioeconomic Assessment and Forest Plan Revision on the Salmon-Challis National Forest

Projects Posted on: June 15, 2017
RMRS researcher Nate Anderson will work directly with SCNF's Gina Knudson to augment the Forest's socioeconomic expertise during the forest plan revision process. The goal of this partnership is to broaden the Forest's expertise during the forest plan revision process. The collaboration between the Salmon-Challis National Forest and the RMRS Human Dimensions program is an excellent opportunity to directly serve the needs of the Forest and agency, more broadly.

2012 Planning Rule Assessment

Pages Posted on: November 30, 2016
This online tool from the Rocky Mountain Research Station provides information to assist National Forests and Grasslands in Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the USDA Forest Service in the assessment phase of their forest planning process. Use the interactive graphic on this page to explore the 15 different assessment areas in the 2012 Planning Rule, learn about key definitions in each area, and draw connections between the assessment phase and the planning and monitoring phases.

Second Forest Vegetation Simulator Conference; February 12-14, 2002; Fort Collins, CO.

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a computer program that projects the development of forest stands in the United States and British Columbia, Canada. The proceedings of the second FVS conference, held in Fort Collins, CO, includes 34 papers dealing with applications of FVS that range from the stand-level through full-scale landscape analyses.

User's Guide to Version 2 of The Regeneration Establishment Model: Part of The Prognosis Model

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This publication describes how to use version 2 of the Regeneration Establishment Model, a computer-based simulator that is part of the Prognosis Model for Stand Development. Conifer regeneration is predicted following harvest and site preparation for forests in western Montana, central Idaho, and northern Idaho.

Monitoring selected conditions related to wilderness character: a national framework

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
One of the central mandates of the 1964 Wilderness Act is that “each agency administering any area designated as wilderness shall be responsible for preserving the wilderness character of the area.” Although wilderness comprises about 20 percent of National Forest System lands (over 35 million acres), the agency lacks a way to evaluate progress in fulfilling this mandate.

Root diseases in coniferous forests of the Inland West: potential implications of fuels treatments

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
After nearly 100 years of fire exclusion, introduced pests, and selective harvesting, a change in forest composition has occurred in many Inland West forests of North America. This change in forest structure has frequently been accompanied by increases in root diseases and/or an unprecedented buildup of fuels. Consequently, many forest managers are implementing plans for fuels treatments to lower the risk of severe wildfires.