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The place of research in range management

Publications Posted on: February 12, 2020
There can be no progress without research. No industry can continue to meet the present day competition unless it is continually developing new products or new and better methods of production. This fact is well illustrated in the field of plastics - a recent product developed by research. The importance of this research is emphasized by the financial budget of such industries as Dow Chemical, DuPont, and others.

Chapter 7: Information needs and a research strategy for conserving forest carnivores

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This forest carnivore conservation assessment summarizes what is known about the biology and ecology of the American marten, fisher, lynx, and wolverine. It is the first step in ascertaining what information we need to develop a scientifically sound strategy for species conservation.

Northwest research experimental forests: A hundred years in the making

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2015
Over the past 100 years, experimental forests and ranges (forests) have supported research that produced long-term knowledge about our forests and ranges, and their resources. These forests are living laboratories and are rare assets that serve as places to conduct forest research to meet society’s natural resource needs.

An annotated bibliography of scientific literature on research and management activities conducted in Manitou Experimental Forest

Publications Posted on: April 29, 2015
The Manitou Experimental Forest (MEF) is part of the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. Established in 1936, its early research focused on range and watershed management. Currently, the site is home to several meteorological, ecological and biological research initiatives.


Pages Posted on: February 27, 2015
The Rocky Mountain Research Station, which is part of the Research & Development branch of the U.S.

Northern Rocky Mountain experimental forests: Settings for science, management, and education alliances

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2014
Society's view of forests and what they produce changed considerably during the latter part of the 20th century. Prior to the 1970s, society believed that forests in the western United States provided a seemingly infinite supply of natural resources and economic prosperity. The public trusted experts to make forest management decisions dedicated to resource extraction and controlling nature (Bengston 1994).

Vascular plants diversity of El Aribabi Conservation Ranch: A private natural protected area in northern Sonora, Mexico

Publications Posted on: July 28, 2014
In northeastern Sonora, isolated Sky Island mountain ranges with desertscrub, desert grassland, oak woodland, and pine-oak forest have high biodiversity. El Aribabi Conservation Ranch in the Sierra Azul (from 30°51’13”N, 110°41’9”W to 30°46’38”N, 110°32’3”W) was designated a Private Protected Natural Area by the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas in March 2011. The flora contains 447 taxa in 81 families and 301 genera.

Mapping ecological systems in southeastern Arizona

Publications Posted on: December 10, 2013
Beginning in 2007 in and around the Huachuca Mountains, the Coronado National Forest and other partners have been mapping ecosystems at multiple scales. The approach has focused on identifying land type associations (LTA), which represent the sum of bedrock and superficial geology, topography, elevation, potential and existing vegetation, soil properties, and local climatic variables.

Cause, effect, and observational studies

Publications Posted on: October 01, 2013
A critical niche of the Journal of Wildlife Management is to publish research that will help guide wildlife conservation. Hence, nearly every paper concludes with a Management Implications section which is the "so what'" part of the paper. In other words, how does the science reported in the paper contribute to the management and conservation of the species or system studied?

Fire Modeling Institute: FY2012 Annual Report: Bridging scientists and managers

Publications Posted on: September 26, 2013
The Fire Modeling Institute (FMI) brings the best available fire and fuel science and technology developed throughout the research community to bear in fire-related management issues. Although located within the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program of the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, FMI is a national and international resource, serving fire managers all over the world.