Restoring the West Conference 2007

Restoring the West 2007: Sagebrush Steppe Restoration

Explore these pages to find presentations, photographs, and documents from the 2007 Restoring the West Conference held at Utah State University in Logan, Utah September 18-20, 2007.

Click here for the conference booklet, including the agenda, and abstracts (pdf).

Click here to view a slideshow of selected photographs from the conference.

Visit www.restoringthewest.org for information about future and past Restoring the West Conferences.

General Session - September 18, 2007

Click on the links below to view speaker bios, contact information, abstracts, and PowerPoint presentations with audio.

Note: Presentations with audio run in Adobe Connect. To view with a mobile device, you may need to download the free Adobe Connect Mobile application.

Steve Knick   Sagebrush Steppe Restoration from an Ecological Perspective: What is Success and How Will We Know It?
Steve Knick, Research Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Mark Brunson  

Sagebrush Steppe Restoration from a Social Science Perspective
Mark Brunson,
Professor, USU Department of Environment and Society

David Pyke  

Monitoring Restoration Effectiveness
David Pyke,
Plant Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecology Science Center

Wendell Gilgert  

Dealing with Sagebrush Steppe Restoration's Long-term Consequences
Wendell Gilgert,
Acting National Wildlife Biologist, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Steve Knick  

Sagebrush Steppe Restoration and Obligate Passerines
Steve Knick,
Research Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

Janet Rachlow  

Sagebrush Steppe Restoration and Pygmy Rabbits
Janet Rachlow,
Assistant Professor, University of Idaho Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Michael Wolfe  

Sagebrush Steppe Restoration and Wild Ungulates
Michael Wolfe,
Professor, USU Department of Wildland Resources

Doug Ramsey  

Sagebrush Steppe Ecological Site Classification
Doug Ramsey,
Professor, USU Department of Wildland Resources

David Pyke  

Sagebrush Steppe Restoration and Cheatgrass
David
Pyke, Plant Ecologist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecology Science Center

Val Anderson   Sagebrush Steppe Restoration and Assisted Succession
Val Anderson,
Professor, BYU Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences
Louis Provencher   Spatial Land Use Modeling for Sagebrush Shrubland Restoration
Louis Provencher,
Director of Conservation Ecology, The Nature Conservancy
Bruce Roundy   Sagebrush Steppe Restoration Situations and Techniques
Bruce Roundy,
Professor, BYU Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences
Tom Jones  

Plant Materials for Sagebrush Steppe Restoration
Tom Jones,
Research Geneticist, USDA Agricultural Research Service Forest and Range Research Lab

Ryan Woodland   Using Grazing in Sagebrush Steppe Restoration
Ryan Woodland,
Lands Resource Specialist, Idaho Department of Lands
Terry Messmer   Community-based Conservation and Sagebrush Steppe Restoration: Utah's Local Working Groups Take Action
Terry Messmer,
Professor, USU Department of Wildland Resources
John Tanaka   Why Think About Economics When Restoring the Sagebrush Steppe?
John Tanaka,
Associate Professor, Oregon State University
Rick Danvir   Sagebrush Steppe Restoration at Deseret Land and Livestock: Maintaining Sagebrush Steppe While Watching the Bottom Line
Rick Danvir,
Deseret Land and Livestock

 

Other Conferences

Click here to see the web page for the 2010 Restoring the West Conference: Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts.
Click here to see the web page for the 2009 Restoring the West Conference: Peaks to Valleys - Innovative Land Management for the Great Basin. 
Click here
 to see the web page for the 2008 Restoring the West Conference: Frontiers in Aspen Restoration.
Click here to see the web page for the 2007 Restoring the West Conference: Sagebrush Steppe Restoration.

Click here to see the web page for the 2006 Restoring the West: Aspen Restoration Conference.
Click here to see the web page for the 2004 Managing Aspen in Western Landscapes Conference.

Conference Organizers

Mike Kuhns
Conference Co-chair
USU Forestry Extension and Department of Wildland Resources
Ron Ryel
Conference Co-chair
USU Department of Wildland Resources

Thomas Edwards
Conference Co-chair
USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Brittney Hunt
Conference Coordinator
USU Conference Services
Darren McAvoy
Field Trip Coordinator
USU Forestry Extension
Olivia Salmon
Poster Session Coordinator
USU Forestry Extension

Conference Sponsors

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Utah Agricultural Experiment Station
USU Ecology Center
USDA Agricultural Research Service Forage and Range Research Lab
USU Forestry Extension
USU Department of Wildland Resources
USU College of Natural Resources
USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Program Advisory Group

Mark Brunson (USU), Jeanne Chambers (USFS), Karen Fullen (NRCS), Shane Green (NRCS), Frank Howe (UDWR), Jake Jacobson (UDAF), Thomas Jones (ARS), Lucy Jordan (USFWS), Durant McArthur (USFS), Terry Messmer (USU), Summer Olsen (USU/SageSTEP), Michael Pellant (BLM), Scott Pratt (formerly USU), Fred Provenza (USU), Leila Shultz (USU), Gene Schupp (USU), Sherman Swanson (UNR)


Utah State University Extension          Natural Resources Conservation Service          
USU Ecology Center     Utah Agricultural Experiment Station        US Geological Survey
Utah State University Department of Wildland ResourcesUS Forest Service     US Department of Agriculture     Agricultural Research Service     Utah State University College of Natural Resources