Restoring the West Conference 2010

Restoring the West Conference 2010: Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts

Explore these pages to find presentations, photographs, and documents from the 2010 Restoring the West Conference on Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts held at Utah State University in Logan, Utah October 26 & 27, 2010.

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
- October 26, 2010

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Darren McAvoy

Paul Rogers

 

Introductory Remarks
Darren McAvoy, Extension Forestry Associate, Utah State University and Paul Rogers, Western Aspen Alliance and USU Department of Wildland Resources

Fred Provenza   The Web of Life: How Behavior Links Soil, Plants, Animals, and People with the Landscapes We Inhabit
Fred Provenza, Emeritus Professor, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University
Terry Bowyer  

Large Herbivores and Plants: Consequences of Interactions and Feedbacks
Terry Bowyer
, Professor and Chair of Biological Science, Idaho State University

Alan Clark  

Management Plans – Managing Big Game in Balance with Available Habitat
Alan Clark, Assistant Director, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Jim Davis  

Perceptions of Wildlife and Rangelands; It’s Not as Simple as We Think
Jim Davis
, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Marty Vavra  

Ungulate Herbivory as a Chronic Disturbance Agent on Western Landscapes
Marty Vavra
, Starkey Ungulate Ecology Team Leader, PNW Station Forestry and Range Sciences Lab

Daryl Lutz  

Wyoming’s Big Game Population Management – Trials, Tribulations, and Other Considerations
Daryl Lutz
, Regional Wildlife Manager, Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Therese Johnson  

Managing Elk in the Absence of an Intact Ecosystem: Challenges in Rocky Mountain National Park
Therese Johnson
, Biologist, Rocky Mountain National Park

Jessica Clement  

An Approach to Landscape Scale Aspen Inventory and Assessment: Applications in the Great Basin
Jessica Clement
, The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University

Paul Rogers  

Quaking Aspen on Cedar Mountain: Forest and Genetic Structures at the Landscape Scale
Paul Rogers
, Western Aspen Alliance and Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

Frank Howe   Audience comments, moderated discussion and synthesis
Frank Howe
, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, University Liaison and Assistant Professor, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

Wednesday Session - October 27, 2010

Bill Ripple  

Using Large Carnivores for Restoring Western Ecosystems
Bill Ripple
, Professor of Forest Resources, College of Forestry, Oregon State University

James Peek  

What Does the Historical Record and Our Knowledge of Rangeland Ecology Suggest About Future Trends in Deer and Elk Populations?
James Peek, Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho

Tara Teel   A Foundation for Conflict: Wildlife Values in the West
Tara Teel
, Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions in Natural Resources Unit, Colorado State University
John Squires   Distribution and Habitat-use of Canada Lynx in Montana and Wyoming: Issues and Challenges to Management
John Squires
, Research Wildlife Biologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Danielle K. Chi   Conserving Canada Lynx: Progress and Challenges in the Intermountain West
Danielle K. Chi
, Regional Wildlife Program Leader, Intermountain Region, USDA Forest Service
Mary O'Brien   Elk, Cattle, Beaver and Willow – Interactions on the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests
Mary O’Brien, Utah Forests Program Manager, Grand Canyon Trust
Michael Bodenchuk  

Predation Impacts on Native Species and Vegetative Communities
Michael Bodenchuk, Texas State Director of Wildlife Services, USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services

Mary Lou Fairweather   A Century of Browse Impacts and the Decline and Dieback of Aspen in Arizona
Mary Lou Fairweather
, Plant Pathologist, Arizona Zone of Forest Health Protection, Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service
Terry Messmer   Integrating Resources at the Landscape Scale to Achieve Sage-grouse Health
Terry Messmer
, Professor, Extension Specialist, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

Sandra L. Jacobson

Patricia Cramer

  How Highways Reduce Habitat Effectiveness in Western Forests and Sage-steppe Habitats: Challenges and Solutions
Sandra L. Jacobson
, Wildlife Biologist, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service and Patricia Cramer, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

Ron Ryel

  Audience comments, synthesis and wrap-up
Ron Ryel
, Associate Professor, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

 

Other Conferences

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

Conference Organizers

Darren McAvoy
USU Forestry Extension
Mike Kuhns
USU Forestry Extension
Ron Ryel
USU Department of Wildland Resources
Paul Rogers
USU Department of Wildland Resources and Western Aspen Alliance
Frank Howe
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources University Liaison
Josh Leffler
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Angela Griffeth and Kendra McKenna
USU Conference Services
Ryan Allred
USU Forestry Extension Intern

Conference Sponsors

USU Department of Wildland Resources
USU College of Natural Resources
USU Ecology Center
USU Extension Forestry
Western Aspen Alliance
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
       

USU Ecology Center   Utah State University College of Natural Resources   Utah State University Department of Wildland ResourcesWestern Aspen Alliance
                           
US Forest Service       Utah Department of Natural Resources       Wyoming Game and Fish DepartmentUtah State University Extension