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Restoring the West: Frontiers in Aspen Restoration

September 16-18, 2008, Utah State University, Logan, Utah | www.restoringthewest.org

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Tuesday Session - September 16, 2008


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



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

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


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

Conference Sponsors


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