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Restoring the West: Restoration and Fire in the Interior West

October 28-29, 2015, Utah State University, Logan, Utah | www.restoringthewest.org

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Rick Miller
Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands in the Intermountain West: Fire Ecology, Resilience, and Resistance Across Heterogeneous Landscapes

Rick Miller, Professor Emeritus of Range and Fire Ecology, Department of Range Ecology and Management, Oregon State University



Mike Pellant
Prioritizing and Implementing Treatments to Address Wildfires and Invasive Annual Grasses in Sage-Grouse Habitat

Mike Pellant, Senior Ecologist, National Office, Bureau of Land Management, Boise, Idaho



Jason Kling
Fire and Collaboration on the Fishlake National Forest 

Jason Kling, Richfield District Ranger, Fishlake National Forest



Bill Hopkin
The Monroe Mountain Working Group: Benefits and Challenges of Collaboration

Bill Hopkin, Grazing Specialist, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Salt Lake City, Utah


Brad Jessop
The Role of Fire and Fire Surrogate Treatments in Restoring Sagebrush Habitat in Utah’s West Desert

Brad Jessop, Range Ecologist, West Desert District, Bureau of Land Management


G. Matt Davies
Tracking Post-Wildfire States and Transitions in the Sagebrush-Steppe

G. Matt Davies, Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University


Alan Clark
The Watershed Restoration Initiative and Fire

Alan Clark, Watershed Program Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources, Salt Lake City, Utah


Patrick Belmont
Understanding the Effects of the Twitchell Canyon Wildfire on Stream Geomorphology and Fish Habitat

Patrick Belmont, Assistant Professor, Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University



Mike Jenkins
Monitoring the Impact of Climate Change on Fire Frequency and Severity in Great Basin Bristlecone Pine Sky Island Ecosystems

Mike Jenkins, Associate Professor, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan, Utah


Robert Keane
Restoring Whitebark Pine Ecosystems of the West in the Face of Climate Change

Robert Keane, Research Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, Montana


Peter M. Brown
Tree-Ring Reconstructions of Fire and Forest Histories: Providing the “What” and “Why” for Forest Restoration

Peter M. Brown, Director, Rocky Mountain Tree-Ring Research, Fort Collins, Colorado


John Freemuth
Of Fire, Sage Grouse and Our Federal Lands

John Freemuth, Professor of Public Policy and Senior Fellow for Environment and Public Lands, School of Public Service, Boise State University


Richard Guyette
Past and Future Wildfire in the Interior West as Predicted by the Calibrated Combustion Dynamics of Ecosystems

Richard Guyette, Associate Research Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri


Colton Finch
Bringing Back the Trout: Metapopulation Viability of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout in a Fire-Impacted Watershed

Colton Finch, PhD candidate, Department of Watershed Sciences and Ecology Center, Utah State University


Jeffrey Gicklhorn
Post-fire Grazing Management of Sagebrush Steppe Plant Communities in the Great Basin

Jeffrey Gicklhorn, Research Assistant, University of Nevada Reno


Eric LaMalfa
Unraveling Fire and Herbivore Interactions to Manage Tree Cover in an African Savanna

Eric LaMalfa, PhD Candidate, Wildland Resources Department, Utah State University


Christine Olsen
Public and Agency Perceptions of Smoke from Wild and Prescribed Fire

Christine Olsen, Research Associate and Instructor, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, Oregon State University


J. Morgan Varner
The Role of Prescribed Fire Councils in Restoring the West

J. Morgan Varner, Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech


Troy Forrest
Use of Livestock to Mitigate Risk of Wildfire

Troy Forrest, UDAF-Grazing Improvement Program Program Manager - Northwest Region Coordinator Utah Grazing Improvement Program Director, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, Salt Lake City, Utah


David S. Pilliod
Fire, Rain, and Post-Fire Restoration of Sagebrush Steppe in the Great Basin

David S. Pilliod, Supervisory Research Ecologist, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, US Geological Survey, Boise, Idaho


Sara Goeking
Insights into Fire Severity and Post-Fire Recovery from an Integrated Analysis of Forestry Inventory Data and Long-Term Fire Mapping Datasets

Sara Goeking, Biological Scientist, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Inventory and Monitoring Program


Paul Rogers
Quaking Aspen: a Burning Desire in an ‘Asbestos Forest’

Paul Rogers, Director, Western Aspen Alliance, Adjunct Associate Professor, Utah State University