Restoring The West Conference 2008

     

    Restoring the West 2008: Frontiers in Aspen Restoration

    Explore these pages to find presentations, photographs, and documents from the 2008 Restoring the West Conference held at Utah State University in Logan, Utah September 16-18, 2008.

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

    Visit www.restoringthewest.org for information about future and past Restoring the West Conferences.

    Tuesday Session
    - September 16, 2008

    Click on the links below to view abstracts, contact info, and PowerPoint presentations with audio.

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

    Other Conferences

    Click here to see the web page for the 2010 Restoring the West Conference: Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts.
    Click here to see the web page for the 2009 Restoring the West Conference: Peaks to Valleys - Innovative Land Management for the Great Basin. 
    Click here to see the web page for the 2008 Restoring the West Conference: Frontiers in Aspen Restoration.

    Click here to see the web page for the 2007 Restoring the West: Sagebrush Steppe Conference.
    Click here to see the web page for the 2006 Restoring the West: Aspen Restoration Conference.
    Click here to see the web page for the 2004 Managing Aspen in Western Landscapes Conference. 

    Conference Organizers
    Darren McAvoy
    Conference Co-chair
    USU Forestry Extension

    Paul Rogers
    Conference Co-chair
    Western Aspen Alliance

    Dale Bartos
    Conference Co-chair
    USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

    Ron Ryel
    Conference Co-chair
    USU Department of Wildland Resources

    Olivia Salmon
    Conference Co-chair
    USU Forestry Extension

    Kendra McKenna
    Conference Coordinator
    USU Conference Services

    Conference Sponsors
    USU Department of Wildland Resources
    USU College of Natural Resources
    USU Ecology Center
    Utah Agricultural Experiment Station
    USU Forestry Extension
    Western Aspen Alliance
    USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry
    USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

    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