Managing Aspen Conference 2004

Managing Aspen in Western Landscapes Conference 2004

Click on individual speaker links below to see speaker photos, abstracts, and narrated PowerPoint presentations in the Morning Session, Management Track, and Research/Assessment Tracks. PowerPoint presentations without audio are available for the Ecology/Dynamics Track. Tour information and related documents are toward the bottom of this page. Some updating of tour information will come in the future.

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Wednesday Agenda, September 22, 2004

Morning Session

Wayne Shepperd Aspen Ecology in the Western United States
Wayne Shepperd, Research Forester, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, Colorado
James Bowns Aspen Ecology and Life Zones of Southwestern Utah
James Bowns
, Professor of Biology, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, and Extension Specialist, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Bill Romme Variability in Historical Aspen Dynamics: Implications for Current Restoration Priorities
Bill Romme
, Professor, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
William J. Ripple Linkages Among Wolves, Ungulates, and Aspen Recruitment
William J. Ripple
, Professor, Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Joxe Mallea Talking Trees: The Carved Legacy of Basque Sheepherders
Joxe Mallea
, Basque Researcher, Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

Afternoon Sessions:
Click here for a pdf of the Wednesday afternoon abstracts.

Management Track
Tim Benedict Aspen Restoration from the Role of a District Ranger
Tim Benedict, District Ranger, Lewis and Clark National Forest, White Sulphur Springs, Montana
Brian Ferguson Aspen Regeneration: How Many and How Much?
Brian Ferguson, Regional Silviculturist, Intermountain Region, USDA Forest Service, Ogden, Utah
Sherel Goodrich Aspen Regeneration on the Ashley National Forest
Sherel Goodrich, Ecologist, Ashley National Forest, Vernal, Utah
Seth Ohms Management Recommendations or Restoring Cedar Mountain Aspen
Seth Ohms, Graduate Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Tom H. Rickman Aspen Restoration in California: Examples from the Eagle Lake Ranger District, Lassen National Forest
Tom H. Rickman, Wildlife Biologist, Eagle Lake Ranger District, Lassen National Forest, Susanville, CA, Coauthors B.E. Jones, A. Vazquez
John D. Shaw Analysis of Aspen Stand Structure and Composition in the Western U.S.: Implications for Management
John D. Shaw, Analyst, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Ogden, Utah

Research/Assessment Track
James Hadfield Assessment of Aspen Condition of the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests
James Hadfield, Forest Pathologist, Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forest, Wenatchee, Washington, Coauthor Roy Magelssen
David Burton Development of a Protocol for the Ecological Assessment of Aspen
David Burton, Principal Investigator, Aspen Delineation Project, Pacific Southwest Region, USDA Forest Service and California State Office-Bureau of Land Management, Penryn, California
Paul Rogers Using Forest Inventory Data to Assess Aspen Health in the Western United States
Paul Rogers, Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Ogden, Utah, Coauthors Dave Roberts and Dale Bartos
 
Quantifying Losses of Understory Forage in Aspen Stands on the Dixie and Fishlake National Forests

Barton R. Stam, Graduate Research Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, Coauthors John C. Malachek, Dale Bartos, James E. Bowns, and E. Bruce Godfrey, (Presented by Dale Bartos)

Stephen Fettig Aspen Regeneration Across the Southern End of the Cerro Grande Burn
Stephen Fettig, Wildlife Biologist, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Ecology/Dynamics Track
Jodie Canfield Small Aspen Stand Dynamics in the Elkhorn Mountains
Jodie Canfield, Elkhorn Coordinator and Wildlife Biologist, Helena National Forest, Townsend, Montana
Mary Lou Fariweather Aspen Decline in Northern Arizona
Mary Lou Fairweather, Plant Pathologist, Forest Health Protection, USDA Forest Service, Flagstaff, Arizona, Coauthors Kelly Barton and Mike Manthei
Chad R. Reid The Use of Repeat Photography to Document Changes in Aspen Communities in the West
Chad R. Reid, Associate Extension Agent, Iron County Extension Office, Cedar City, Utah, Coauthor Charles E. Kay
John Guyon The Role of Forest Insects and Diseases in Aspen Ecology
John Guyon, Forest Pathologist, Forest Health Protection, USDA Forest Service, Ogden, Utah
 


Monroe Mountain Ecosystem Restoration Project, Richfield Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest

Don Okerlund, Interdisciplinary Team Leader, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, Utah

 

Shauna Rae Brown Burn Severity Effects on Quaking Aspen Regeneration
Shauna Rae Brown, Ecologist, Fishlake National Forest, Mesa, Arizona, Coauthor Dale Bartos


Posters

Aspen Delineation Project
David Burton, Principal Investigator, Aspen Delineation Project
Pacific Southwest Region, USDA Forest Service and California State Office: Bureau of Land Management, Penryn, California

Aspen Firebreaks: 60 Years of Treatments in South-Central Utah
Robert B. Campbell, Jr., Ecologist, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, Utah; Coauthors Dale L. Bartos, Linda M. Chappell, and Kevin P. Greenhalgh

Plant Information Network II (PIN II)
Phil Dittberner, Plant Ecologist, Bureau of Land Management, Denver, Colorado; Coauthors Mark Simmons and Mary Barkworth

Aspen Dynamics in the Warner Mountains of California
Mary Flores, Wildlife Biologist, Warner Mountain Ranger District, Modoc National Forest, Cedarville, California; Coauthor Dr. James Laacke

Inventory and Risk Assessment of Aspen on the Eagle Lake Ranger District, Lassen National Forest
Bobette, E. Jones, Wildlife Biologist, Eagle Lake Ranger District, Lassen National Forest, Susanville, California; Coauthor Tom H. Rickman

Genetic Diversity and Structure of Quaking Aspen in the Central Sierra Nevada, California
Valerie D. Hipkins, Forester, National Forest Genetics Laboratory, Placerville, California; Coauthor Jay Kitzmiller

Aspen Age Structure in the Northern Yellowstone Ecosystem
Eric J. Larsen, Assistant Professor of Geography/Geology, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Coauthor William J. Ripple

Utah Analysis of Aspen Stand Structure and Composition in the Western U.S.: Implications for Management
John D. Shaw, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Ogden

Potential for Aspen Regeneration, Fishlake National Forest
Michael D. Smith, Soil Scientist, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, Utah; Coauthors Wanda Bennett, Jenneka Jewkes, and Robert B. Campbell

Tour Information

Tour 1: Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District

Tour 2: Cedar Breaks

Additional Documents and Information

Aspen Packet: A list of additional aspen related reading

Aspen Conference Tours Slide Show

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 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.