Restoring the West Conference 2008

Restoring the West 2008: Frontiers in Aspen Restoration

Explore these pages to find presentations, photographs, and documents from the 2008 Restoring the West Conference held at Utah State University in Logan, Utah September 16-18, 2008.

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

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


Tuesday Session
- September 16, 2008

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

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Paul Rogers  
Historical Landscape Ecology of Seral Aspen in the Western U.S.
Paul Rogers, Director, Western Aspen Alliance
Robert Gillies  

Future Climates in Western North America
Robert Gillies,
Director, Utah Climate Center

Jesse Logan  

Gypsy Moth Risk Assessment in the Face of a Changing Environment: A Case History Application in Utah and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Jesse Logan,
Retired, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Sam St. Clair  

The Physiological Ecology of Aspen-Conifer Interactions
Sam St. Clair,
Assistant Professor, BYU Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences

Victor Lieffers  

Promoting Regeneration of Aspen in the Boreal and Montane Forests of Alberta
Victor Lieffers,
Professor, University of Alberta Department of Renewable Resources

Scott Bell   Aspen Utilization in the Intermountain West
Scott Bell,
Rural Community Assistance Coordinator, USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry
Dale Bartos  

Various Means of Limiting Ungulate Use of Aspen Regeneration in the Black Hills
Dale Bartos,
Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Joshua Leffler  

Efficacy and Consequences of Aspen Treatments: The USU/Deseret Land & Livestock Manipulation Project
Joshua Leffler,
Research Assistant Professor, Utah State University Department of Wildland Resources

Scott Jones  

Monitoring and Assessment of Vegetation Root-Zone Status in the T.W. Daniel Experimental Forest
Scott Jones,
Assistant Professor, Utah State University Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate

Michael Amacher   What Does the Forest Inventory & Analysis Soil Indicator Tell Us About Aspen Soils?
Michael Amacher,
Research Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Wednesday Session - September 17, 2008

Cindy Swanson   The Economic Value of Aspen: Beyond Board Feet
Cindy Swanson,
Human Dimensions Program Manager, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
Dale Bartos  

Aspen Classification
Ron Ryel, Professor, Utah State University, and Dale Bartos, Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

James Worrall   Sudden Aspen Decline in Western Colorado
James Worrall,
Pathologist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region
Richard Lindroth   Chemical Ecology of Aspen: Herbivory and Ecosystem Consequences
Richard Lindroth,
Professor, University of Wisconsin Department of Entomology
Steve Kilpatrick   Non-permanent Fixed Radius Plots: A Monitoring Protocol for Aspen Managers
Steve Kilpatrick,
Habitat Biologist, Wyoming Game & Fish
Randy Hamilton   Monitoring Aspen Using Remote Sensing
Randy Hamilton,
Entomologist and Remote Sensing Specialist, USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center
John Shaw  

Status and Trends of Aspen in the Interior West: A View from Forest Inventory Analysis
John Shaw, FIA Team Leader, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Joshua Halofsky   Can Wolves Help Restore Aspen?
Joshua Halofsky,
Landscape Ecologist, Washington Department of Natural Resources
Andreas Leidolf   Avian Response to Frost-Damaged Aspen in the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah
Andreas Leidolf,
Research Fellow, Utah State University Department of Wildland Resources
Dominik Kulakowski   The Role of Stand-replacing Fires and Biophysical Setting on the Persistence of Aspen in Eastern Colorado
Dominik Kulakowski, Assistant Professor, Clark University School of Geography


Thursday Workshop Powerpoints


Aspen Genetics and Phytochemistry
Experiences and Recommendations from the Field
Merging Monitoring at Varying Scales
Wildlife Interactions

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: Sagebrush Steppe Conference.
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

Darren McAvoy
Conference Co-chair
USU Forestry Extension

Paul Rogers
Conference Co-chair
Western Aspen Alliance

Dale Bartos
Conference Co-chair
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

Ron Ryel
Conference Co-chair
USU Department of Wildland Resources

Olivia Salmon
Conference Co-chair
USU Forestry Extension

Kendra McKenna
Conference Coordinator
USU Conference Services

Conference Sponsors

USU Department of Wildland Resources
USU College of Natural Resources
USU Ecology Center
Utah Agricultural Experiment Station
USU Forestry Extension
Western Aspen Alliance
USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station


                    
USU Ecology Center      Utah Agricultural Experiment Station    Utah State University College of Natural Resources   Utah State University  Department of Wildland Resources


Western Aspen Alliance       Utah State University Extension          US Forest Service