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Restoring the West: Managing Plant and Animal Conflicts

October 26-27, 2010, Utah State University, Logan, Utah |

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Tuesday Session - October 26, 2010

Darren McAvoy Paul Rogers

Introductory Remarks

Darren McAvoy, Extension Forestry Associate, Utah State University
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
Perceptions of Wildlife and Rangelands; It’s Not as Simple as We Think

Jim Davis, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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 and 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
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

Conference Sponsors

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