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An assessment of small rural communities in the interior and upper Columbia River basin was conducted for the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project (ICBEMP). The characteristics and conditions of the rural communities in this region, which are complex and constantly changing, were…
Author(s): Charles C. Harris, William McLaughlin, Greg Brown, Dennis R. Becker
Keywords: Rural communities, forest communities, resource dependence, community assessment, ecosystem assessment, social impact assessment, resiliency, Columbia basin
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-477. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 120 p. (Quigley, Thomas M., ed.; Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project: scientific assessment)
Year: 2000
Although North American forests traditionally have been viewed as a source of wood and paper,a variety of profitable products are being discovered that come not only from trees, but from nonwoody plants, lichens, fungi, algae, and microorganisms. The northern temperate forests’ abundant biotic…
Author(s): Nan C. Vance, Jane Thomas
Keywords: Special forest products, nontimber forest products, biodiversity, medicinal plants, CITES, sustainable forestry, forest communities, forest management, American Indians, forest plants, mushrooms
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-GTR-063. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Year: 1997
The addition of more than 900 plots to the Daubenmire's original 181-plot database has resulted in a refinement of their potential natural vegetation-based land classification for northern Idaho. A diagnostic, indicator species-based key is provided for field identification of the eight climax…
Author(s): Stephen V. Cooper, Kenneth E. Neiman, David W. Roberts
Keywords: northern Idaho, habitat types, forest communities, plant associations, hierarchical classification
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-236. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 143 p.
Year: 1991
We reviewed, annotated, and organized recent social science research and developed a framework for addressing the wildland fire social problem. We annotated articles related to three topic areas or factors, which are critical for understanding collective action, particularly in the wildland-urban…
Author(s): Jeffrey J. Brooks, Alexander N. Bujak, Joseph G. Champ, Daniel R. Williams
Keywords: collaboration, framework of collective action, forest communities, human dimensions of wildland fire, social science research, wildland-urban interface
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-182. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 27 p.
Year: 2006
During winter 1982-83, five silvicultural treatments were applied on Willow Island (near Fairbanks, Alaska): two types of shelterwood cuttings, a clearcutting, a clearcutting with broadcast slash burning, and a thinning. The effects of these treatments on vegetation, soil temperature, and frost…
Author(s): C.T. Dyrness, L.A. Vlereck, M.J. Foote, J.C. Zasada
Keywords: Alaska, succession, forest communities, site preparation, soil series
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-392. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station; 51 p
Year: 1988
Conservation-based development programs have sought to create economic opportunities for people negatively affected by biological diversity protection. The USDA Forest Service, for example, developed policies and programs to create contracting opportunities for local communities to restore public…
Author(s): Cassandra Moseley, Yolanda E. Reyes
Keywords: Conservation-based development, forest communities, procurement contracting, forest service, Northwest Forest Plan
Source: Environmental Management. 17 p.
Year: 2008
This study uses a multiscale, multimethods approach to examine the effects of declining timber harvests on the well-being of forest communities in the Pacific Northwest as a result of the Northwest Forest Plan (the Plan). We found that the effects of declining timber harvests were variable and…
Author(s): Susan Charnley, Ellen M. Donoghue, Cassandra Moseley
Keywords: Northwest Forest Plan, forest communities, socioeconomic monitoring, Pacific Northwest, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management
Source: Journal of Forestry. (December): 440-447
Year: 2008
This report examines socioeconomic changes that took place between 1990 and 2003 on and around lands managed by the Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon to assess the effects of the Northwest Forest Plan (the Plan) on rural economies and communities there. Three case communities were studied: the…
Author(s): William M. Kay, Ellen M. Donoghue, Susan Charnley, Cassandra Moseley
Keywords: Socioeconomic, monitoring, Northwest Forest Plan, forest communities, rural development, Mount Hood National Forest
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-701. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 97 p
Year: 2007
Question: How can nearest-neighbour (NN) imputation be used to develop maps of multiple species and plant communities? Location: Western and central Oregon, USA, but methods are applicable anywhere. Methods: We demonstrate NN imputation by mapping woody plant communities for >100 000 km2 of…
Author(s): Janet L. Ohmann, Matthew J. Gregory, Emilie B. Henderson, Heather M. Roberts
Keywords: vegetation mapping, constrained ordination, gradient analysis, gradient nearest neighbour, landscape scenario analysis, Oregon, species distribution modeling, forest communities
Source: Journal of Vegetation Science. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2010.01244.x: 17 p
Year: 2011
It is suggested that diversity destabilizes individual populations within communities; however, generalizations are problematic because effects of diversity can be confounded by variation attributable to community type, life history or successional stage. We examined these complexities using a 40-…
Author(s): Martin Dovciak, Charles B. Halpern
Keywords: disturbance, diversity, forest communities, long-term community dynamics, population stability, succession
Source: Ecology Letters. 13: 1300-1309
Year: 2010