Restoring The West Conference 2006

    Restoring The West Conference 2006

    Restoring the West Conference 2006: Aspen Restoration

    Click here for the conference booklet, including the agenda, and abstracts (pdf).

    Click here to view a slideshow of selected photographs from the conference.

    General Session - September 12, 2006

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    Wayne D. ShepperdJohn Guyon

    Massive aspen die-off in the western U.S.: What is going on?
    Wayne D. Shepperd, Research Silviculturist, USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station
    John Guyon, Pathologist, USDA-FS State and Private Forestry
    Charles Kay
    The impact of native ungulates and livestock on western aspen communities
    Charles Kay, Adjunct Associate Professor, USU Political Science Department
    Ron Ryel
    Water relations and water yield in aspen and conifer forests
    Ron Ryel, Associate Professor, USU Department of Wildland Resources; Eric LaMalfa, USUDepartment of Wildland Resources
    Andreas Leidolf
    Wildlife issues related to aspen decline and restoration
    Andreas Leidolf, Assistant Professor, Westminster College (Missouri); Ron Ryel, USU Department of Wildland Resources
    Bob Campbell
    Aspen restoration efforts on the Fishlake National Forest: Lessons learned
    Allen V. Henningson, Fishlake National Forest;
    Robert B. Campbell, Fishlake National Forest; Dale Bartos, USDA FS Rocky Mountain Research Station
    Joseph O. Sexton
    Habitone analysis of quaking aspen in the Book Cliffs of Utah: Effects of site water demand and conifers on aspen cover
    Joseph O. Sexton, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University; R. Douglas Ramsey, USU Department of Wildland Resources; Dale L. Bartos, USDA FS Rocky Mountain Research Station
    Karen Mock
    Using genetic tools in western aspen ecology, conservation, and management
    Karen Mock, Associate Professor, USU Wildland Resources Department; Carol Rowe, USU Wildland Resources Department
    Genny E. Wilson
    The Nevada Aspen Working Group
    Genny E. Wilson, Wildlife Biologist, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
    Steve Schmidt
    The Eastern Idaho Aspen Working Group
    Steve Schmidt, Regional Supervisor, Idaho Fish and Game


    Logan Canyon Aspen Restoration Field Trip
    Wednesday, September 13, 2006

    Click here to see selected photographs of the field trip.
    Click here to see the field trip agenda and map (pdf).
    Click here
    to see Tony Kusbach's handout on Franklin Basin ecological monitoring (pdf).


    Other Information

    Ecology, Biodiversity, Management, and Restoration of Aspen in the Sierra Nevada
    By Wayne D. Shepperd, Paul C. Rogers, David Burton, and Dale L. Bartos (pdf). This report was recently published in September 2006 by the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. It synthesizes existing information on the ecology and management of aspen in the Sierra Nevada of California and surrounding environs. It also summarizes available information on aspen throughought North America from published literature, internal agency reports, and experienced scientists and managers.

    Aspen: Ecology and Management in the Western United States. By Norbert V. DeByle and Robert P. Winokur, editors. August 1985. This report provides detailed information about the biology, ecology, and management of quaking aspen in the interior western United States.

    Introduction (439 KB)
    Part I: The Tree (2.3 MB)
    Part II: Ecology (8.3 MB)
    Part III: Resources and Uses (3.9 MB)
    Part IV: Management (4.1 MB)
    Literature Cited (2.4 MB)
    Appendix (59 KB)

    Conference Sponsors

    College of Natural Resources
    USU Ecology Center
    Utah State University Extension
    US Forest Service