Restoring The West Conference 2013

    Restoring The West Conference 2013

     Restoring the West 2013

    Restoring the West Conference 2013
    Change Agents and Managing for Forest Resilience
    Utah State University in Logan, Utah October 16 & 17, 2013

    Click here for speaker abstracts

    Click here for the conference program booklet

    Go to Restoring the West for information about the Restoring the West Conference


    Wednesday, October 16, 2013
    Click on the links below to view PowerPoint presentations with audio


    Greg Aplet
    Managing for resilience through a "portfolio approach" to reducing climate risk
    Greg Aplet
    , Senior Director of Ecology, The Wilderness Society, Denver, Colorado
    Dominik Kulakowski
    The consequences of changing disturbance regimes for quaking aspen in the western U.S.
    Dominik Kulakowski
    , Associate Professor, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
    Simon Landhausser
    The role of plant species selection in the rebuilding of resilient forest ecosystems after severe disturbance
    Simon Landhausser
    , Professor and Industry Research Chair in Forest Land Reclamation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    Paul Rogers
    The many faces of quaking aspen: Biogeography meets resilience management
    Paul Rogers, Director, Western Aspen Alliance, Logan, Utah
    Jesse Morris
    Long-term vegetation and disturbance trends in the subalpine ecosystems of the Colorado Plateau
    Jesse Morris
    , Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho and Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
    Simon Wang
    Predominant drought cycles in the Intermountain West
    S.-Y. Simon Wang
    , Assistant Professor of Climate, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    James Lutz
    Restoring what? Pattern, process, and large longitudinal data sets
    James Lutz
    , Assistant Professor, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    Mary Lou Fairweather
    Aspen reproduction following fire in central Arizona: Surprises and challenges
    Mary Lou Fairweather
    , Plant Pathologist, Arizona Zone Forest Health Protection, USDA Forest Service, Flagstaff, Arizona
    (Recording not available)
    Andrew Kulmatiski

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 


    Mark Brunson
    Managing for social-ecological resilience: A dimly lit path to a bright future?
    Mark Brunson
    , Professor & Department Head, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    Rob Addington
    From principles to practice: Restoring dry, frequent-fire forests in the face of global change along Colorado's Front Range
    Rob Addington
    , Research Associate, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    Kristen Pelz
    Is there a case for restoration to regenerate subalpine forests following bark beetle-caused mortality?
    Kristen Pelz
    , Graduate Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    Steve Daniels
    A collaborative approach to resilience: The Monroe Mountain Working Group
    Steve Daniels
    , Professor and Extension Community Development Specialist, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    Justin Britton
    Evaluation of treatment success in Populus tremuloides: Implications for management
    Justin Britton
    , M.S. Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    Jamie Laatsch
    USDA Forest Service's perspectives on forest management in a changing climate
    Jamie Laatsch
    , M.S. Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    Emily Platt
    Institutional resilience of the U.S. Forest Service
    Emily Platt
    , PhD Candidate, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
    James Long
    Seedlings and suckers, stands and clones - so you think you know aspen?
    James Long
    , Professor, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    Joe Wheaton
    Beaver: Restoration liaison between riparian and upland systems
    Joe Wheaton
    , Assistant Professor and Fluvial Geomorphologist, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
    Jessica Clement
    Climate change and avoiding a climate of fear
    Jessica Clement
    , Research Scientist and Program Director, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
    Matthew Bekker
    Reconstruction of extreme drought from tree rings for Wasatch Front risk management
    Matthew Bekker
    , Associate Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    Karen Mock
    Triploidy in western aspen
    Karen Mock
    , Associate Professor, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

    Past Conferences
    Click here for the 2012 Restoring the West Conference: Balancing Energy Development and Biodiversity
    Click here for the 2011 Restoring the West Conference: Sustainability through Biomass Use
    Click here for the 2010 Restoring the West Conference: Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts

    Click here for the 2009 Restoring the West Conference: Peaks to Valleys - Innovative Land Management for the Great Basin
    Click here for the 2008 Restoring the West Conference: Frontiers in Aspen Restoration
    Click here for the 2007 Restoring the West Conference: Sagebrush Steppe Restoration
    Click here for the 2006 Restoring the West Conference: Aspen Restoration
    Click here for the 2004 Managing Aspen in Western Landscapes Conference

    Conference Organizers
    Darren McAvoy, USU Forestry Extension
    Mike Kuhns, USU Department of Wildland Resources & Forestry Extension
    Paul Rogers, Western Aspen Alliance
    Marcella Campione, USDA NIFA National Needs PhD Fellow
    Jamie Laatsch, USDA NIFA National Needs MS Fellow
    Justin Britton, USDA NIFA National Needs MS Fellow

    Curtis Gray, USDA NIFA National Needs PhD Fellow
    Antra Boca, USU Graduate Research Assistant
    R. Justin DeRose, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
    Rose Long, USU Forestry Extension
    Robert Gerber, USU Conference Services

    Conference Sponsors
    USU Cooperative Extension
    USU Department of Wildland Resources
    USU Quinney College of Natural Resources
    USU Ecology Center
    USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry
    USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
    Western Aspen Alliance