Restoring The West Conference 2009

     

    Restoring the West 2009 - Peaks to Valleys: Innovation Land Management for the Great Basin

    Explore these pages to find presentations, photographs, and documents from the 2009 Restoring the West Conference held at Utah State University in Logan, Utah October 27 & 28, 2009.

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

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

    Tuesday Session
    - October 27, 2009

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

    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.

    Bob Nowak
    Ecohydrology in the Great Basin: Plants and Water in Arid Ecosystems
    Bob Nowak, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
    Mark Brunson
    Myth, Metaphor, and the Social Dimensions of Restoration in the Great Basin
    Mark Brunson, Department Head and Professor, Utah State University

    Jeanne Chambers

    Jim Grace



    Understanding Resistance to Invasion and Resilience to Disturbance - the Key to Restoring Great Basin Ecosystems?
    Jeanne Chambers, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Reno, and Jim Grace, Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center
    Brett Roper
    Restoring Native Fish Species in the Great Basin
    Brett Roper, Aquatic Ecologist, USDA Forest Service and Utah State University
    Frank McCormick
    Assessing Risk to Aquatic Systems
    Frank McCormick, Program Manager, Air, Water, and Aquatic Environments Science Program, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Boise
    Peter Weisberg
    Pinyon and Juniper Woodland Expansion: Can a Historical Perspective Guide Management of Future Landscape Change? (powerpoint only)
    Peter Weisberg, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

    Wednesday Session - October 28, 2009

    Julio Betancourt
    Climate Variability, Climate Change, and Large-scale Ecological Responses: Challenges for Ecosystem Science and Management in the West
    Julio Betancourt, Senior Scientist, National Research Program, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey
    Connie Millar
    Adapting to Climate Change in Great Basin Mountain Ecosystems
    Connie Millar, Research Paleoecologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
    Andrea Brunelle
    Paleoecological Data and their Utility in Ecosystem Restoration
    Andrea Brunelle, Associate Professor, University of Utah
    Patty Champ
    Pricing the Priceless: Valuing Nonmarket Goods and Ecosystem Services
    Patty Champ, Economist, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
    Jack Connelly
    Sage-grouse and Fire: Smokey the Bear Was a Good Guy
    Jack Connelly, Principal Wildlife Research Biologist, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    Carl Wambolt
    Fire Ecology of Sagebrush Systems: To Burn or Not to Burn for Wildlife Habitat (abstract only)
    Carl Wambolt, Emeritus Professor, Range Science, Montana State University
    Dean Pearson
    Ecology and Management of Invasive Species
    Dean Pearson, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
    Kate Dwire
    Wildfire and Fuel Treatments in Riparian Areas of the Interior West
    Kate Dwire, Research Riparian Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

    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
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    Click here to see the web page for the 2007 Restoring the West Conference: Sagebrush Steppe Restoration.
    Click here to see the web page for the 2006 Restoring the West Conference: Aspen Restoration.

    Click here to see the web page for the 2004 Managing Aspen in Western Landscapes Conference.

    Conference Organizers
    Darren McAvoy
    Conference Chair
    USU Forestry Extension

    Mike Kuhns
    USU Forestry Extension
    Ron Ryel
    USU Department of Wildland Resources

    Barbara Bentz
    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

    Josh Leffler
    USU Department of Wildland Resources

    Paul Rogers
    USU Department of Wildland Resources

    Olivia Salmon
    USU Forestry Extension

    Kendra McKenna
    USU Conference Services

    Conference Sponsors
    The S.J. and Jessie E.Quinney Foundation
    USU Department of Wildland Resources
    USU College of Natural Resources
    USU Ecology Center
    USU Extension Forestry
    Western Aspen Alliance
    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station


    USU Ecology Center
    Utah State University Extension
    Utah State University Department of Wildland Resources
    Western Aspen Alliance
     
    US Forest Service
    Utah State University College of Natural Resources
    US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station