Change happens. In the realm of forest landscapes, one of the great realizations of the late 20th century was that forests in the United States and elsewhere often are not the stable systems we once thought them to be, attaining a final "climax" stage through the process of succession. Advances in…
Keywords: Landscape, Midwest, United States, land management, forest conditions, North Central Research Station
Source: Journal of Forestry. Vol. 98 no. 3.:p. 9-15. (2000)
Shows that lakes can be classified into perched, ground water, and transitional categories according to specific conductance values. Confirms the classification with 10 years of water table measurements in 29 wells and discusses several applications of lake specific conductance values.
Keywords: water table, limnology, land management, water quality, maps
Source: Research Paper NC-120. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Integrating management actions to consistently achieve broad ecological and socioeconomic goals is a challenge largely unmet. The presumed or real conflict between these goals establishes a forum for debate. Broad measures are needed to describe tradeoffs, trends in conditions under varying…
Keywords: land management, Columbia basin, tradeoffs, resource conditions
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 153: 179-188
In resource management, new terms are frequently introduced, reflecting ongoing evolution in the theory and practice of ecology and governance. Yet understandings of what new concepts mean, for whom, and what they imply for management on the ground can vary widely. Coexistence—a prominent concept…
Keywords: American West, environmental governance, gray wolves, human-wildlife conflict, land management, livestock depredation, multiple-use, U.S. Forest Service
Source: Frontiers in Conservation Science. 2: 00179-.
This publication presents a Landscape Design and Analysis Process, along with some simple methods and tools for describing landscapes and their function. The information is qualitative in nature and highlights basic concepts, but does not address landscape ecology in great depth. Readers are…
Keywords: Forest landscape analysis and design, land management
Source: R6 ECO-TP-043-92. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region.
The Southern California Mountains and Foothills Assessment: Habitat and Species Conservation Issues provides detailed information about current conditions and trends for ecological systems and species in the region. This information can be used by land managers to develop broad land management…
Keywords: Southern California, ecosystem, biodiversity, land management
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-PSW-172. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 402 p.
A brief history of the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests shows that many factors influenced the land, vegetation, wildlife, and other resources that have beenunder USDA Forest Serviceadministration for almost 90 years. This history indicates that laws, acts, and regulations not only…
Keywords: History, Ouachita National Forest, Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, land management, public lands
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SO-121. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 45 p.
This report describes a way to collect and classify the total fuel complex within a planning area. The information can be used as input for appraising and rating probable fire behavior and calculating expected costs and losses from various land uses and management alternatives, reported separately…
Keywords: Fuels inventory, land management, management planning (forest)
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-131. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 12 p
Yesterday we heard about some successful monitoring programs,but today I would like to share some findings from a study I did, which was basically a post-mortem of failed monitoring programs.There were about 30 projects,and I wanted to know why did they fail,and were there patterns of why they…
Keywords: PSW4351, channel monitoring, land management, monitoring programs
Source: In: Taylor, Ross N. (editor).Proceedings of a Workshop, Using Stream Geomorphic Characteristics as a Long-term Monitoring Tool to Assess Watershed Function, 18-19 March 1999, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. p. 65-69
This publication lists all completed and current research projects in research natural areas in Oregon and Washington and in those few research natural areas in Idaho that are administered by National Forests in Oregon. The list includes project title, status, source of funding, and principal…
Keywords: Natural areas (research), bibliographies (research natural area), land management, research
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-197. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 115 p