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Restoring the West: Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts

October 26-27, 2010, Utah State University, Logan, Utah | www.restoringthewest.org

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Tuesday Session - October 26, 2010


Darren McAvoy Paul Rogers




Introductory Remarks

Darren McAvoy, Extension Forestry Associate, Utah State University
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



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 and 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
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


Conference Sponsors


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