Adaptive Management and Social Learning in Collaborative and Community-Based Monitoring: a Study of Five Community-Based Forestry Organizations in the western USA
Maria E. Fernandez-Gimenez, Heidi L. Ballard, and Victoria E. Sturtevant. 2008.
Involving diverse and sometimes adversarial interests at key points in the monitoring process can help resolve conflicts and advance social learning. Additionally, doing so strengthens the link between social and ecological systems by increasing the amount of information for land managers and collective awareness of the interdependence between humans and forests.
Effects of Silvicultural Treatments in the Rocky Mountains
Sallie J. Hejl, Richard L. Hutto, Charles R. Preston, and Deborah M. Finch. 1995.
Many bird species, including neotropical migrants, have been negatively affected by forest fragmentation and loss in the eastern United States. Are western birds affected in the same way? Using adaptive management while acknowledging the constraints imposted by landscape patterns could sustain species and ecosystems.
Fires and dwarf mistletoe in a Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine ecosystem
Kurt F. Kipfmueller and William L. Baker. 1997
If prescribed fires are used to restore the health of lodgepole pine forests, these fires will need to be intense, stand-replacing burns. But, healthy lodgepole pine forests may always contain a mosaic of mistletoe infection centers and uninfected stands that require a spatial approach to health assessment.
Habitat preference of Canada lynx through a cycle in snowshoe hare abundance
Garth Mowat and Brian G. Slough. 2011
Lynx preference for regenerating habitat over mature forest suggests that burns will benefit lynx, especially if the regenerating community is pine dominated. Logging will only likely provide similar benefits if a dense pine understory results, which is unlikely in intensively managed stands.
Influence of Precommercial Thinning on Snowshoe Hares
Evelyn L. Bull, Thad W. Heater, Abe A. Clark, Jay F. Shepherd, and Arlene K. Blumton. 2005
Relative abundance, survival, home range, and habitat use of snowshoe hares were evaluated in five pre-commercial thinning treatments in lodgepole pine stands in northeastern Oregon.
Is the plumbing faulty in ‘doghair’ lodgepole pine trees?
Doug Reid, Victor Lieffers, and Uldis Silins. 2004
Poor sites and competition from neighboring trees are two main conditions that slow the growth of lodgepole. Suppressed trees remain alive, but barely grow. Early thinning is needed to promote tree growth.
Lodgepole Pine Management Guidelines for Land Managers in the Wildland-Urban Interface
Colorado State Forest Service. 2009
This summary dives into how to manage lodgepole pine in light of the bark beetle epidemic and severe wildfires.
Long-term responses of ecosystem components to stand thinning in young lodgepole pine forest. IV. Relative habitat use by mammalian herbivores
Thomas P. Sullivan, Druscilla S. Sullivan, Pontus M.F. Lindgren, and Douglas B. Ransome. 2006
Ungulate management would be enhanced if greater emphasis was placed on food enhancement throughout the year, which differs from current management recommendations which tend to focus on winter range and snow-interception cover.
Areas of high habitat use from 1999‐2010 for radio‐collared Canada lynx reintroduced to Colorado
David M. Theobald and Tanya M. Shenk. 2011
This report examined the habitats being used by the lynx that were reintroduced to Colorado from 1999-2006. This information came from radiocollared lynx that were measured by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Included is a map of 118 lynxes’ locations on a map of Colorado, with some lynx occurring in Gunnison County.
Response of Nesting Northern Goshawks to Logging Truck Noise in Northern Arizona
Teryl G. Grubb, Larry L. Pater, Angela E. Gatto, and David K. Delaney. 2013
Because logging truck noise had no effect on northern goshawks nesting along level three, improved gravel roads, restriction of log hauling and other road-based travel activities on similar roads within post-fledging bird areas appears unnecessary.
Roads Impact the Distribution of Noxious Weeds More Than Restoration Treatments in a Lodgepole Pine Forest in Montana, U.S.A.
Jennifer L. Birdsall, Ward McCaughey, and Justin B. Runyon. 2011
Roadside habitats contributed more to the distribution of noxious plant species than did silvicultural treatments, indicating the importance of weed control tactics along roads and underscoring the need to mitigate exotic plant dispersal by motorized vehicles.
Snow accumulation in thinned lodgepole pine stands, Montana, USA
Scott W. Woods, Robert Ahl, Jason Sappington, and Ward McCaughey. 2006
The contrasting responses in the evenly distributed treatment and the group treatment demonstrate that thinning can have substantially different effects on snow accumulation depending on the spatial arrangement of tree removal.
The Effect of Partial and Clearcutting on Streamflow at Deadhorse Creek, Colorado
C.A. Troendle and R.M. King. 1986
Annual flow and peak flow from the clearcut watershed were increased significantly. The partial cut resulted in a significant increase in total water equivalent in the winter snowpack and an apparent increase in total annual streamflow that was comparable to the clearcut.
The Effects of Forest Management on Habitat Quality for Black Bears in the Southern Appalachian Mountains
Melissa J. Reynolds. 2006
Because clearcuts are spatially associated with gravel roads, strategies to increase bear habitat in forested areas by implementing clearcuts must consider not only how clearcuts change availability of bear resources but also how gravel roads associated with clearcuts affect habitat quality.
The Status of Our Scientific Understanding of Lodgepole Pine and Mountain Pine Beetles – A Focus on Forest Ecology and Fire Behavior
The Nature Conservancy, Rocky Mountain Research Station, and Colorado State Forest Service. 2008
This document synthesizes our current knowledge about the effects of the mountain pine beetle epidemic on lodgepole pine forests and fire behavior, with a geographic focus on Colorado and southern Wyoming.
What is the effect of wind on newly thinned ‘doghair’ pine stands?
Uldis Silins, Victor Lieffers, Xiaodong Liu and Rongzhou Man. 2003
Following thinning, the increased bending associated with the open stand condition was usually not sufficient to break or uproot the four-meter-tall trees, but it did cause damage to the xylem, reducing flow of water to the leaves.
Effects of Wildfire on Soils and Watershed Processes
George G. Ice, Daniel G. Neary, and Paul W. Adams. 2004
Where wildfires are unnaturally large and severe, watershed effects are likely to be negatively skewed.
Wildfire Impacts on Water Quality
Tom Meixner and Pete Wohlgemuth. 2004
While threats to human health and safety posed by floods, debris flows, and mudslides certainly cause the greatest concern, water quality impacts and their associated risks are nonetheless critical for water utilities and regulatory agencies to address.
Spatial and temporal effects of wildfire on the hydrology of a steep rangeland watershed
Frederick B. Pierson, Peter R. Robichaud, and Kenneth E. Spaeth. 2001
Cumulative erosion was nearly four times higher on burned cut-back areas compared with unburned cut-back areas. The impact of the fire on infiltration and erosion was reduced, but still evident, one year after fire.
The effects of forest harvesting and best management practices on streamflow and suspended sediment concentrations during snowmelt in headwater streams in sub-boreal forests of British Columbia, Canada
J.S. Macdonald, P.G. Beaudry, E.A. MacIsaac, and H.E. Herunter. 2003
An increase in peak snowmelt and total river flood discharge was first noted in the second spring following harvest in both treatments and remained above predicted in all subsequent years. Suspended sediment also increased during river flooding following harvest but returned to levels at or below pre-harvest predictions within three years or less in the high-retention watershed.