Managing Aspen Conference 2004

    Managing Aspen Conference 2004


    Managing Aspen in Western Landscapes Conference 2004

    Click on individual speaker links below to see speaker photos, abstracts, and narrated PowerPoint presentations in the Morning Session, Management Track, and Research/Assessment Tracks. PowerPoint presentations without audio are available for the Ecology/Dynamics Track. Tour information and related documents are toward the bottom of this page. Some updating of tour information will come in the future.

    To view selected photos from the tours and conference, click here.

    Note: Presentations with audio run in Adobe Connect. To view with a mobile device, you may need to download the free Adobe Connect Mobile application.

    Wednesday Agenda, September 22, 2004

    Morning Session

    Wayne Shepperd
    Aspen Ecology in the Western United States
    Wayne Shepperd, Research Forester, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado
    James Bowns
    Aspen Ecology and Life Zones of Southwestern Utah
    James Bowns
    , Professor of Biology, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, and Extension Specialist, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    Bill Romme
    Variability in Historical Aspen Dynamics: Implications for Current Restoration Priorities
    Bill Romme
    , Professor, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    William J. Ripple
    Linkages Among Wolves, Ungulates, and Aspen Recruitment
    William J. Ripple
    , Professor, Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
    Joxe Mallea
    Talking Trees: The Carved Legacy of Basque Sheepherders
    Joxe Mallea
    , Basque Researcher, Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

     

    Afternoon Sessions: Click here for a pdf of the Wednesday afternoon abstracts.

    Management Track

    Tim Benedict
    Aspen Restoration from the Role of a District Ranger
    Tim Benedict, District Ranger, Lewis and Clark National Forest, White Sulphur Springs, Montana
    Brian Ferguson
    Aspen Regeneration: How Many and How Much?
    Brian Ferguson, Regional Silviculturist, Intermountain Region, USDA Forest Service, Ogden, Utah
    Sherel Goodrich
    Aspen Regeneration on the Ashley National Forest
    Sherel Goodrich, Ecologist, Ashley National Forest, Vernal, Utah
    Seth Ohms
    Management Recommendations or Restoring Cedar Mountain Aspen
    Seth Ohms, Graduate Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    Tom H. Rickman
    Aspen Restoration in California: Examples from the Eagle Lake Ranger District, Lassen National Forest
    Tom H. Rickman, Wildlife Biologist, Eagle Lake Ranger District, Lassen National Forest, Susanville, CA, Coauthors B.E. Jones, A. Vazquez
    John D. Shaw
    Analysis of Aspen Stand Structure and Composition in the Western U.S.: Implications for Management
    John D. Shaw, Analyst, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Ogden, Utah

     

    Research/Assessment Track

    James Hadfield
    Assessment of Aspen Condition of the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests
    James Hadfield, Forest Pathologist, Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee, Washington, Coauthor Roy Magelssen
    David Burton
    Development of a Protocol for the Ecological Assessment of Aspen
    David Burton, Principal Investigator, Aspen Delineation Project, Pacific Southwest Region, USDA Forest Service and California State Office-Bureau of Land Management, Penryn, California
    Paul Rogers
    Using Forest Inventory Data to Assess Aspen Health in the Western United States
    Paul Rogers, Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ogden, Utah, Coauthors Dave Roberts and Dale Bartos
     
    Quantifying Losses of Understory Forage in Aspen Stands on the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests
    Barton R. Stam, Graduate Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, Coauthors John C. Malachek, Dale Bartos, James E. Bowns, and E. Bruce Godfrey, (Presented by Dale Bartos)

    Stephen Fettig
    Aspen Regeneration Across the Southern End of the Cerro Grande Burn
    Stephen Fettig, Wildlife Biologist, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, New Mexico

     

    Ecology/Dynamics Track

    Jodie Canfield
    Small Aspen Stand Dynamics in the Elkhorn Mountains
    Jodie Canfield, Elkhorn Coordinator and Wildlife Biologist, Helena National Forest, Townsend, Montana
    Mary Lou Fariweather
    Aspen Decline in Northern Arizona
    Mary Lou Fairweather, Plant Pathologist, Forest Health Protection, USDA Forest Service, Flagstaff, Arizona, Coauthors Kelly Barton and Mike Manthei
    Chad R. Reid
    The Use of Repeat Photography to Document Changes in Aspen Communities in the West
    Chad R. Reid, Associate Extension Agent, Iron County Extension Office, Cedar City, Utah, Coauthor Charles E. Kay
    John Guyon
    The Role of Forest Insects and Diseases in Aspen Ecology
    John Guyon, Forest Pathologist, Forest Health Protection, USDA Forest Service, Ogden, Utah
     

    Monroe Mountain Ecosystem Restoration Project, Richfield Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest
    Don Okerlund, Interdisciplinary Team Leader, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, Utah

    Shauna Rae Brown
    Burn Severity Effects on Quaking Aspen Regeneration
    Shauna Rae Brown, Ecologist, Fishlake National Forest, Mesa, Arizona, Coauthor Dale Bartos

     

    Posters

    Aspen Delineation Project
    David Burton, Principal Investigator, Aspen Delineation Project
    Pacific Southwest Region, USDA Forest Service and California State Office: Bureau of Land Management, Penryn, California

    Aspen Firebreaks: 60 Years of Treatments in South-Central Utah
    Robert B. Campbell, Jr., Ecologist, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, Utah; Coauthors Dale L. Bartos, Linda M. Chappell, and Kevin P. Greenhalgh

    Plant Information Network II (PIN II)
    Phil Dittberner, Plant Ecologist, Bureau of Land Management, Denver, Colorado; Coauthors Mark Simmons and Mary Barkworth

    Aspen Dynamics in the Warner Mountains of California
    Mary Flores, Wildlife Biologist, Warner Mountain Ranger District, Modoc National Forest, Cedarville, California; Coauthor Dr. James Laacke

    Inventory and Risk Assessment of Aspen on the Eagle Lake Ranger District, Lassen National Forest
    Bobette, E. Jones, Wildlife Biologist, Eagle Lake Ranger District, Lassen National Forest, Susanville, California; Coauthor Tom H. Rickman

    Genetic Diversity and Structure of Quaking Aspen in the Central Sierra Nevada, California
    Valerie D. Hipkins, Forester, National Forest Genetics Laboratory, Placerville, California; Coauthor Jay Kitzmiller

    Aspen Age Structure in the Northern Yellowstone Ecosystem
    Eric J. Larsen, Assistant Professor of Geography/Geology, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Coauthor William J. Ripple

    Utah Analysis of Aspen Stand Structure and Composition in the Western U.S.: Implications for Management
    John D. Shaw, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Ogden

    Potential for Aspen Regeneration, Fishlake National Forest
    Michael D. Smith, Soil Scientist, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, Utah; Coauthors Wanda Bennett, Jenneka Jewkes, and Robert B. Campbell

    Tour Information

    Tour 1: Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District

    Tour 2: Cedar Breaks

    Additional Documents and Information

    Aspen Packet: A list of additional aspen related reading

    Aspen Conference Tours Slide Show

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