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Ponderosa pine ecosystems restoration and conservation: steps toward stewardship; 2000 April 25-27; Flagstaff, AZ


Regina K. Vance
Carleton B. Edminster
W. Wallace Covington
Julie A. Blake



Publication type:

Proceedings (P)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station


Proceedings RMRS-P-22. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 188 p.


This volume is divided into three sections: (1) Ecological, Biological, and Physical Science; (2) Social and Cultural; and (3) Economics and Utilization. Effective ecological restoration requires a combination of science and management. The authors of the first section exemplified this integration in the course of addressing a broad range of topics, from detailed microsite and small-scale changes in fungal, plant, and animal communities, up through landscape, regional, and subcontinental scales. Although the themes were diverse, papers were linked by underscoring the relationship between restorative management actions and ecological effects. Social sciences play a key role in ecosystem restoration because collaboration, development of common goals, and political and economic feasibility are essential for success. The authors of the second section focused on public attitudes, partnerships, and the relationship between social and ecological factors. In the third section, the economics and utilization of products from forest restoration were compared in several Western locations. Both the markets for these products and the range of utilization opportunities -- from small-diameter logs to energy creation -- will surely evolve rapidly as society moves to address the fire hazards and other problems caused by stressed and weakened ecosystems. The turn of the century is an appropriate point to capture dramatic changes in perspective: consider how attitudes toward Western forests have evolved between 1900 and 2000. The papers in this volume chronicle adaptive research that continues to deepen our understanding of restoration in ecosystems and social systems.

Ponderosa pine forest reconstruction: Comparisons with historical data
Cheesman Lake-a historical ponderosa pine landscape guiding restoration in the South Platte Watershed of the Colorado Front Range
Landscape patterns of montane forest age structure relative to fire history at Cheesman Lake in the Colorado Front Range
Potential fire behavior is reduced following forest restoration treatments
Effect of prescribed burning on mortality of resettlement ponderosa pines in Grand Canyon National Park
Effects of low intensity prescribed fires on ponderosa pine forests in wilderness areas of Zion National Park, Utah
The effects of a low intensity fire on a mixed conifer forest in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Fire Process Research Natural Areas: Managing research and restoration of dynamic ecosystem processes
Six-year changes in mortality and crown condition of old-growth ponderosa pines in ecological restoration treatments at the G. A. Pearson Natural Area
Seeding versus natural regeneration: A comparison of vegetation change following thinning and burning in ponderosa pine
Effect of restoration thinning on mycorrhizal fungal propagules in a northern Arizona ponderosa pine forest: Preliminary results
Plant community responses to livestock grazing: An assessment of alternative management practices in a semiarid grassland
Butterfly response and successional change following ecosystem restoration
Habitat associations of the sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus): Potential responses of an ectotherm to ponderosa pine forest restoration treatments
Can we create and sustain late successional attributes in interior ponderosa pine stands? Large-scale ecological research studies in northeastern California
Alternative ponderosa pine restoration treatments in the western United States
Upper South Platte Watershed Protection and Restoration Project
Problem solving or social change? The Applegate and Grand Canyon Forest Partnerships
Ecological wilderness restoration: Attitudes toward restoring the Mount Logan Wilderness
Incorporating ecological and nonecological concerns in the restoration of a rare, high-elevation Bebb willow riparian community
Financial results of ponderosa pine forest restoration in southwestern Colorado
Cost / effectiveness analysis of ponderosa pine ecosystem restoration in Flagstaff Arizona's wildland-urban interface
Projected economic impacts of a 16-Inch tree cutting cap for ponderosa pine forests within the greater Flagstaff urban-wildlands
Lumber recovery from small-diameter ponderosa pine from Flagstaff, Arizona
Explorations of roundwood technology in buildings
Use of wood as an alternative fuel to coal and natural gas at the Holnam Cement Plant, north of LaPorte, Colorado


Vance, Regina K.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Covington, W. Wallace; Blake, Julie A. 2000. Ponderosa pine ecosystems restoration and conservation: steps toward stewardship; 2000 April 25-27; Flagstaff, AZ. Proceedings RMRS-P-22. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 188 p.

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