Restoring the West Conference 2013

 Restoring the West 2013

Restoring the West Conference 2013
Change Agents and Managing for Forest Resilience
Utah State University in Logan, Utah October 16 & 17, 2013

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Greg Aplet

Managing for resilience through a "portfolio approach" to reducing climate risk
Greg Aplet, Senior Director of Ecology, The Wilderness Society, Denver, Colorado

Dominik Kulakowski The consequences of changing disturbance regimes for quaking aspen in the western U.S.
Dominik Kulakowski
, Associate Professor, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
Simon Landhausser The role of plant species selection in the rebuilding of resilient forest ecosystems after severe disturbance
Simon Landhausser
, Professor and Industry Research Chair in Forest Land Reclamation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Paul Rogers

The many faces of quaking aspen: Biogeography meets resilience management
Paul Rogers, Director, Western Aspen Alliance, Logan, Utah

Jesse Morris Long-term vegetation and disturbance trends in the subalpine ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau
Jesse Morris, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho and Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
Simon Wang Predominant drought cycles in the Intermountain West
S.-Y. Simon Wang
, Assistant Professor of Climate, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
James Lutz Restoring what? Pattern, process, and large longitudinal data sets
James Lutz
, Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Mary Lou Fairweather Aspen reproduction following fire in central Arizona: Surprises and challenges
Mary Lou Fairweather
, Plant Pathologist, Arizona Zone Forest Health Protection, USDA Forest Service, Flagstaff, Arizona
(Recording not available)

Andrew Kulmatiski Plant water use: Implications for climate change, competition, fire dynamics and biosphere-atmosphere interactions
Andrew Kulmatiski
, Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Jerry Franklin Restoring the frequent-fire forests and landscapes: Science, pragmatism, and the critical role of collaborative groups
Jerry F. Franklin
, Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Thursday, October 17, 2013 

Mark Brunson  Managing for social-ecological resilience: A dimly lit path to a bright future?
Mark Brunson
, Professor & Department Head, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Rob Addington From principles to practice: Restoring dry, frequent-fire forests in the face of global change along Colorado's Front Range
Rob Addington
, Research Associate, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Kristen Pelz Is there a case for restoration to regenerate subalpine forests following bark beetle-caused mortality?
Kristen Pelz
, Graduate Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Steve Daniels A collaborative approach to resilience: The Monroe Mountain Working Group
Steve Daniels
, Professor and Extension Community Development Specialist, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Justin Britton Evaluation of treatment success in Populus tremuloides: Implications for management
Justin Britton
, M.S. Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Jamie Laatsch USDA Forest Service's perspectives on forest management in a changing climate
Jamie Laatsch
, M.S. Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Emily Platt Institutional resilience of the U.S. Forest Service
Emily Platt
, PhD Candidate, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
James Long Seedlings and suckers, stands and clones - so you think you know aspen?
James Long
, Professor, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Rosemary Sherriff Mapping evidence of historical and potential wildfire for climate change and fuels mitigation in the montane forests of the Colorado Front Range
Rosemary Sherriff, Associate Professor, Humoldt State University, Arcata, California
Joe Wheaton Beaver: Restoration liaison between riparian and upland systems
Joe Wheaton
, Assistant Professor and Fluvial Geomorphologist, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Jessica Clement Climate change and avoiding a climate of fear
Jessica Clement
, Research Scientist and Program Director, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
Matthew Bekker Reconstruction of extreme drought from tree rings for Wasatch Front risk management
Matthew Bekker
, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Karen Mock Triploidy in western aspen
Karen Mock
, Associate Professor, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Past Conferences
Click here for the 2012 Restoring the West Conference: Balancing Energy Development and Biodiversity
Click here for the 2011 Restoring the West Conference: Sustainability through Biomass Use
Click here
 for the 2010 Restoring the West Conference: Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts

Click here for the 2009 Restoring the West Conference: Peaks to Valleys - Innovative Land Management for the Great Basin
Click here for the 2008 Restoring the West Conference: Frontiers in Aspen Restoration
Click here for the 2007 Restoring the West Conference: Sagebrush Steppe Restoration
Click here for the 2006 Restoring the West Conference: Aspen Restoration
Click here for the 2004 Managing Aspen in Western Landscapes Conference

Conference Organizers
Darren McAvoy, USU Forestry Extension
Mike Kuhns, USU Department of Wildland Resources & Forestry Extension
Paul Rogers, Western Aspen Alliance
Marcella Campione, USDA NIFA National Needs PhD Fellow
Jamie Laatsch, USDA NIFA National Needs MS Fellow
Justin Britton, USDA NIFA National Needs MS Fellow

Curtis Gray, USDA NIFA National Needs PhD Fellow
Antra Boca, USU Graduate Research Assistant
R. Justin DeRose, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
Rose Long, USU Forestry Extension
Robert Gerber, USU Conference Services

Conference Sponsors
USU Cooperative Extension
USU Department of Wildland Resources
USU Quinney College of Natural Resources
USU Ecology Center
USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
Western Aspen Alliance