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Restoring the West: Forest Restoration: What's Working, What's Not?

October 17-18, 2017, Utah State University, Logan, Utah |


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Crystal A. Kolden
Managing for Forest Resilience under Global Change: the Power of Fire Refugia

Dr. Crystal Kolden, Pyrogeographer, University of Idaho

Embracing Partnership and Realizing the Co-benefits of Collaboration

Spencer Plumb, Ph.D., National Forest Foundation

Susan Charnley
Forest Restoration at the Landscape Scale across Land Ownerships: How to get there from here?

Susan Charnley, US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

Liz Davy
Forest Restoration from the District Ranger Chair

Elizabeth Davy, District Ranger, United States Forest Service, Island Park, ID

Derek J. Churchill
Restoring Pattern, Structure, and Function in Dry Forests: the ICO Approach

Derek J. Churchill, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington

Dick Fleischman
Accelerating Restoration - The Challenges and Successes of the Nation's Largest Collaborative Restoration Project

Dick Fleischman, Operations Coordinator, Four Forest Restoration Initiative, United States Forest Service

Diane Vosick
If the trees don’t pay for restoration what will?

Diane Vosick, Director of Policy and Partnerships for the Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University

Tony Cheng
Handshakes and head fakes: when social dynamics intersect with institutional processes in collaborative, adaptive forest restoration

Tony Cheng, Professor, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University

Paul Hessburg
Restoring fire-prone Inland Pacific landscapes: seven core principles

Paul Hessburg, Research Landscape Ecologist, United States Forest Service

Restoring the Landscape – San Carlos Apache Reservation

Dee Randall, Forest Manager, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Arizona

Neil Chapman
Accelerating Forest Restoration in Northern Arizona

Neil Chapman, Northern Arizona Program Restoration Manager, The Nature Conservancy

Michaela Teich
Does bark beetle disturbance alter forests' protective effects against snow avalanches?

Michaela Teich, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

Kendall Becker
Low-severity fire impacts snag dynamics in an old-growth forest: Does tree neighborhood matter?

Kendall Becker, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

Alex Howe
A seedling-based approach to aspen restoration in the Interior West

Alex Howe, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University

Craig Taggart
Perspectives of a Land Manager

Craig Taggart, Environmental Manager, Trinchera Ranch, Colorado

Sharon Hood
Impacts of low-severity fire and fuel treatments on ponderosa pine resistance to mountain pine beetle

Sharon Hood, Research Ecologist, United States Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Clearing the way: Revealing and removing hidden barriers to private land forest restoration

Leslie Allison, Executive Director, Western Landowners Alliance, Santa Fe, NM

John Robison
Increasing the pace and scale of forest restoration and the breadth and depth of forest restoration partnerships in Idaho

John Robison, Lemhi Forest Restoration Group and Idaho Forest Restoration Partnership, Salmon, ID

Cara Nelson
Application of International Standards for Ecological Restoration to the Western US

Cara Nelson, Associate Professor of Restoration Ecology, University of Montana

The Ongoing Promise & Emerging Perils of Western Forest Restoration in a Global Change World

Craig Allen, Research Ecologist, United States Geological Survey, New Mexico Landscapes Field Station, Los Alamos, NM