Restoring The West Conference 2010

     

    Restoring the West Conference 2010: Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts

    Explore these pages to find presentations, photographs, and documents from the 2010 Restoring the West Conference on Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts held at Utah State University in Logan, Utah October 26 & 27, 2010.

    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
    - October 26, 2010

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

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    Darren McAvoy

    Paul Rogers




    Introductory Remarks

    Darren McAvoy, Extension Forestry Associate, Utah State University and Paul Rogers, Western Aspen Alliance and USU Department of Wildland Resources
    Fred Provenza
    The Web of Life: How Behavior Links Soil, Plants, Animals, and People with the Landscapes We Inhabit
    Fred Provenza, Emeritus Professor, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University
    Terry Bowyer
    Large Herbivores and Plants: Consequences of Interactions and Feedbacks
    Terry Bowyer
    , Professor and Chair of Biological Science, Idaho State University
    Alan Clark
    Management Plans – Managing Big Game in Balance with Available Habitat
    Alan Clark, Assistant Director, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
    Jim Davis
    Marty Vavra
    Ungulate Herbivory as a Chronic Disturbance Agent on Western Landscapes
    Marty Vavra
    , Starkey Ungulate Ecology Team Leader, PNW Station Forestry and Range Sciences Lab
    Daryl Lutz
    Wyoming’s Big Game Population Management – Trials, Tribulations, and Other Considerations
    Daryl Lutz
    , Regional Wildlife Manager, Wyoming Game and Fish Department
    Jessica Clement
    An Approach to Landscape Scale Aspen Inventory and Assessment: Applications in the Great Basin
    Jessica Clement
    , The Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University
    Paul Rogers
    Quaking Aspen on Cedar Mountain: Forest and Genetic Structures at the Landscape Scale
    Paul Rogers
    , Western Aspen Alliance and Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University
    Frank Howe
    Audience comments, moderated discussion and synthesis
    Frank Howe
    , Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, University Liaison and Assistant Professor, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

    Wednesday Session - October 27, 2010

    Bill Ripple
    Using Large Carnivores for Restoring Western Ecosystems
    Bill Ripple
    , Professor of Forest Resources, College of Forestry, Oregon State University
    James Peek
    What Does the Historical Record and Our Knowledge of Rangeland Ecology Suggest About Future Trends in Deer and Elk Populations?
    James Peek, Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho
    Tara Teel
    A Foundation for Conflict: Wildlife Values in the West
    Tara Teel
    , Assistant Professor, Human Dimensions in Natural Resources Unit, Colorado State University
    John Squires
    Distribution and Habitat-use of Canada Lynx in Montana and Wyoming: Issues and Challenges to Management
    John Squires
    , Research Wildlife Biologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station
    Danielle K. Chi
    Conserving Canada Lynx: Progress and Challenges in the Intermountain West
    Danielle K. Chi
    , Regional Wildlife Program Leader, Intermountain Region, USDA Forest Service
    Mary O'Brien
    Elk, Cattle, Beaver and Willow – Interactions on the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests
    Mary O’Brien, Utah Forests Program Manager, Grand Canyon Trust
    Michael Bodenchuk
    Predation Impacts on Native Species and Vegetative Communities
    Michael Bodenchuk, Texas State Director of Wildlife Services, USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services
    Mary Lou Fairweather
    A Century of Browse Impacts and the Decline and Dieback of Aspen in Arizona
    Mary Lou Fairweather
    , Plant Pathologist, Arizona Zone of Forest Health Protection, Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service
    Terry Messmer
    Integrating Resources at the Landscape Scale to Achieve Sage-grouse Health
    Terry Messmer
    , Professor, Extension Specialist, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

    Sandra L. Jacobson

    Patricia Cramer



    How Highways Reduce Habitat Effectiveness in Western Forests and Sage-steppe Habitats: Challenges and Solutions

    Sandra L. Jacobson
    , Wildlife Biologist, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service and Patricia Cramer, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University
    Ron Ryel
    Audience comments, synthesis and wrap-up
    Ron Ryel
    , Associate Professor, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

     

    Other Conferences
    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 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
    USU Forestry Extension
    Mike Kuhns
    USU Forestry Extension
    Ron Ryel
    USU Department of Wildland Resources
    Paul Rogers
    USU Department of Wildland Resources and Western Aspen Alliance
    Frank Howe
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources University Liaison
    Josh Leffler
    USDA Agricultural Research Service
    Angela Griffeth and Kendra McKenna
    USU Conference Services
    Ryan Allred
    USU Forestry Extension Intern

    Conference Sponsors
    USU Department of Wildland Resources
    USU College of Natural Resources
    USU Ecology Center
    USU Extension Forestry
    Western Aspen Alliance
    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
    USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry
    Wyoming Game and Fish Department

    USU Ecology Center
    Utah State University College of Natural Resources
    Utah State University Department of Wildland Resources
     
    US Forest Service
    Utah Department of Natural Resources
    Wyoming Game and Fish Department
     
    Utah State University Extension