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Lubrecht Fire-Fire Surrogate Study

Projects Posted on: April 10, 2018
Fuel treatment impacts in ponderosa pine - Douglas-fir forests in the Northern Rockies.

Caring for a wild and scenic river

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The Middle Fork Clearwater Wild and Scenic River was established under the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Forest Service managers gradually became concerned with the increasing loss of the large, old ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir that characterize much of the river corridor and adjacent uplands.

Restoration and management of eastern white pine within high blister rust hazard zones in the Lake States

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
In areas considered high hazard for blister rust in the northern Lake States, six white pine plantings were established between 1989 and 1999 to: (1) evaluate the impacts of blister rust, white pine weevil, browsing, and competition stress on tree growth and survival, and (2) evaluate the effectiveness of genetic and silvicultural strategies to minimize damage.

The Cutting Methods Demonstration Study at Fraser Experimental Forest

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Efficiency of harvest, overstory regrowth, and regeneration establishment are compared among 12 even- and uneven-aged regeneration cuttings installed in 1984 in subalpine Engelmann spruce and lodgepole pine forests on the Fraser Experimental Forest in central Colorado. Individual tree selection and overstory removal prescriptions were much less efficient to log than two- or three-step shelterwood cuts, clearcuts, or group selection cuts.

Environmental assessment: Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest Vegetative Treatment Research Project

Publications Posted on: July 28, 2015
The Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest (TCEF) is a 9,125 acre experimental forest located in the western portion of the Little Belt Mountains. The TCEF was established as an experimental forest in 1961 for the development of management techniques for harvesting lodgepole pine while maintaining soil stability.

Does seeding after severe forest fires in western USA mitigate negative impacts on soils and plant communities?

Publications Posted on: October 26, 2011
Broadcast seeding is one of the most widely used post-wildfire emergency response treatments intended to reduce soil erosion, increase vegetative ground cover, and minimize establishment and spread of non-native plant species. However, seeding treatments can also have negative effects such as competition with recovering native plant communities and inadvertent introduction of invasive species.

Growing stock levels in even-aged ponderosa pine

Publications Posted on: March 23, 2010
Growth of the most widely distributed pine in North America is under joint study by the western Forest and Range Experiment Stations of the U. S. Forest Service. Young, even-aged ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) stands are being examined over a wide range of tree sizes, stand densities, and site index.

Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes (SWERI) Biophysical Monitoring Workshop Report

Publications Posted on: December 01, 2009
On October 15-16, 2009, the Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes (SWERI) hosted a workshop in which the participants would 1) build a common understanding of the types of monitoring that are occurring in forested ecosystems of the Southwest; 2) analyze and agree on an efficient, yet robust set of biophysical variables that can be used by land mangers and scientists to monitor the effectiveness of restoration/land treatments; and 3) disc

Postfire rehabilitation of the Hayman Fire

Publications Posted on: September 27, 2007
Our team was asked to analyze and comment on the existing knowledge and science related to postfire rehabilitation treatments, with particular emphasis on the known effectiveness of these treatments. The general effects of fire on Western forested landscapes are well documented (Agee 1993; DeBano and others 1998; Kozlowski and Ahlgren 1974) and have been thoroughly discussed in other chapters of this report.

Relevance of Lick Creek ecosystem-based management treatments to National Forest management

Publications Posted on: September 26, 2007
Treatments applied at Lick Creek were the first landscape-scale applications of ecosystem management on the Bitterroot National Forest. The coordinated effort between educators, researchers, resource managers, and the public helped gain acceptance and understanding of new approaches to management, both internally and externally.