60f Rocky Mountain Research Station--Ogden [WorldCat Identities]
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Rocky Mountain Research Station--Ogden

Works: 114 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 5,248 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Conference papers and proceedings  Technical reports  Catalogs 
Roles: Other, isb
Classifications: SD144.A14, 634.95
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Most widely held works by Rocky Mountain Research Station--Ogden
Competitive effects of bluebunch wheatgrass, crested wheatgrass, and cheatgrass on antelope bitterbrush seedling emergence and survival by Derek B Hall( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The competitive environment into which plant seedlings emerge often determines the survival and performance of these individuals. This study was designed to determine the effects of bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata), crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum), and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) on soil moisture depletion, associated antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) seedling emergence, xylem pressure potential, and subsequent survival. In the fall of 1992, antelope bitterbrush seed was sown into the following four established competitive matrices: (1) bluebunch wheatgrass, (2) crested wheatgrass, (3) cheatgrass, and (4) bare soil control plots. Soil moisture and bitterbrush seedling xylem pressure potential data were collected through the spring and summer of 1993. Antelope bitterbrush seedling survival data were collected through the spring and summer of 1993, and again in July 1994. Invasion of bur buttercup (Ranunculus testiculatus) in the spring of 1993 increased the competitive environments with densities of 470 plants per m2 in the crested wheatgrass, 760 in bluebunch wheatgrass, 920 in control and 1,060 in cheatgrass plots. Soil moisture in crested wheatgrass plots tended to be lower than soil moisture in the bluebunch wheatgrass plots. The number of emerged bitterbrush seedlings were significantly (r2 = 0.99) negatively correlated with the number of total annuals per m2. Antelope bitterbrush seedling xylem pressure potentials were less negative in the bluebunch wheatgrass plots compared with the other plots. Percent antelope bitterbrush seedling survival over 2 years was significantly higher (nearly twice) when grown in association with bluebunch wheatgrass than seedlings grown in association with crested wheatgrass, cheatgrass, or bur buttercup."
Riparian reference areas in Idaho : a catalog of plant associations and conservation sites by Mabel Jankovsky-Jones( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Idaho land managers and regulators need knowledge on riparian reference sites. Reference sites are ecological controls that can be used to set meaningful management and regulatory goals. Since 1984, the Idaho Conservation Data Center, Boise, ID, has compiled information in a series of interrelated databases on the distribution and condition of riparian, wetland, and terrestrial plant associations in high quality reference sites in Idaho. This report summarizes association-specific and reference area-specific information from our databases and presents a standardized classification of Idaho riparian and wetland plant associations. Each plant association entry includes the current global and state conservation rank, and the plant association's occurrence in reference areas (if any). This is followed by a summary of each reference area, arranged by ecoregional Province and Section. Summary information includes location, management responsibility, site description, and a list of all riparian and wetland associations that occur in the area."
Research natural areas on national forest system lands in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and western Wyoming : a guidebook for scientists, managers, and educators by Angela Evenden( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guidebook is intended to familiarize land resource managers, scientists, educators, and others with Research Natural Areas (RNAs) managed by the USDA Forest Service in the Northern Rocky Mountains and lntermountain West. This guidebook facilitates broader recognition and use of these valuable natural areas by describing the RNA network, past and current research and monitoring, management, and how to use RNAs
Constructing temporary sampling platforms for hydrologic studies by Manuel H Martinez( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents instructions for constructing platforms that span the width of stream channels to accommodate the measurement of hydrologic parameters over a wide range of discharges. The platforms provide a stable, safe, noninvasive, easily constructed, and relatively inexpensive means for permitting data collection without wading in the flow. We have used the basic techniques described herein for building platforms on channels of small to medium size, up to 70 feet in width. Lightweight joists, commonly used in housing construction, form the primary structural support for the platform. The structures can be constructed by persons having only rudimentary knowledge of building practices and using simple tools. Cost estimates for materials range from $200 to $1,500 depending on the required length of structure. The platforms have been used successfully in measuring flow and sediment discharge in subalpine channels in Colorado and Wyoming during runoff events with 2 to 5 year return frequencies. They are quite stable and are safer than wading in channels with fast moving flow
Plant-herbivore interactions in Atriplex : current state of knowledge by Andrés F Cibils( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Atriplex is a widespread genus with species dispersed over almost all continents. Many taxa within this genus perform outstandingly under a variety of stress conditions and are often an important source of forage for herbivores. Such attributes have drawn the attention of many researchers who have conducted extensive studies on Atriplex across a wide variety of environments and management scenarios. This report reviews much of the literature dealing with aspects of the biology of Atriplex from an animal-plant interaction perspective."
Miller Creek demonstration forest : a forest born of fire, a field guide by Penelope A Latham( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual design-based estimation for the annualized inventories of forest inventory and analysis : sample size determination by Hans T Schreuder( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Forest Inventory and Analysis units in the USDA Forest Service have been mandated by Congress to go to an annualized inventory where a certain percentage of plots, say 20 percent, will be measured in each State each year. Although this will result in an annual sample size that will be too small for reliable inference for many areas, it is a sufficiently large sample to draw annual inferences for large areas in terms of what is there and how much has changed on an annual basis. This is extremely useful in estimating the state of the forest in the country over time in terms of health, timber supply, and so forth. The formula for estimating sample size required is: [mathematical equation] where s² is the estimated variance for parameter estimates [mathematical equation], and p is the desired level of precision expressed as percent of [symbol] . We conclude that for p = 5 percent, based on sampling 1 ha plots on all National Forests in Oregon and Washington, that a sample size of 9,400 plots with a corresponding area of 22,560,000 ha, about the size of the State of Idaho, is sufficient to draw annual inferences. Alternatively, an area of 1,000,000 ha requires a sample size of 417 plots. Clearly p = 5 percent is a tough specification. If we go to p = 10 percent, which may be adequate for many purposes, we require one-fourth the sample size above, or 2,350 plots representing an area of about 5,640,000 ha, about the size of West Virginia (24,070 square miles). With this specification, a sample of 2,350 plots would give adequate precision
Development of input data layers for the FARSITE fire growth model for the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness complex, USA by Robert E Keane( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fuel and vegetation spatial data layers required by the spatially explicit fire growth model FARSITE were developed for all langs in and around the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area in Idaho and Montana. Satellite imagery and terrain modeling were used to create the three base vegetation spatial data layers of potential vegetation, cover type, and structural stage. Fire behavior fuel models and crown characteristics were assigned to combinations of base layer categories on these maps by local fire managers, ecologists, and existing data. FARSITE fuels maps are used to simulate growth of prescribed natural fires in the wilderness area, aiding managers in the planning and allocation of resources. An extensive accuracy assessment of all maps indicated fuels layers are about 60 percent accurate. This methodology was designed to be replicated for other areas
A 20-year recount of bird populations along a Great Basin elevational gradient by John Woodyard( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During 1981 and 1982, Dean E. Medin conducted bird censuses along an elevational gradient (5,250 to 11,400 feet) near and on Wheeler Peak of east-central Nevada. Twenty years later we conducted bird censuses on seven of his 12 plots. Data from the bristlecone pine--Pinus longaeva--plot were collected in 1981 but not published (data on file with the Great Basin National Park). Data for the remaining six plots were collected in 1982 and published. In general, all 2002 bird counts from the seven study plots recorded substantially fewer numbers of total birds and, with the exception of the bristlecone pine and alpine study plots, recorded fewer bird species as compared to Medin's counts of 1981 and 1982. Total numbers of birds counted in the 70 visits (10 census visits for seven study plots) to all study plots for 1981 and 1982 was 5,034. This compares to 1,930 for 2002, or a reduction of 3,104 birds--a 62 percent reduction. Total number of bird species sighted in 1981 and 1982 was 83 compared to 75 in 2002, or a reduction of eight. Sixty-three species of birds were common to the 1981/1982, and the 2002 censuses. Twenty species of birds were sighted in 1981 and 1982 that were not sighted in 2002, and 12 species were sighted in 2002 that were not recorded in 1981 and 1982
An analysis of PILT-related payments and likely property tax liability of federal resource management lands( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report stems from Congressional concern over the equivalency between Federal payments to counties containing Federal resource management lands, the likely tax liability, and other county-level benefits and costs associated with those lands. Results indicate that the overall tax liability on Federal lands is almost three times the Federal payments. A survey of county executive officers indicates that the direct fiscal costs or benefits to county governments from Federal lands and programs are modest
Data base for early postfire succession in northern Rocky Mountain forests by Peter F Stickney( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides data on quantitative postfire changes of plant species and forest vegetation components for up to the first 25 years of secondary plant succession for 55 forest sites in northern Idaho and northwestern Montana. Cover (aerial crown) and volume (aerial crown space occupied) data are presented as percent cover (m 2 /0.01 ha) and m 3 /0.01 ha to permit their direct application to the wide range of wildland management problems involving early postfire forest vegetation. These data can be applied either in terms of plant species response and development or as the development (recovery) of the major life-form components (herb, shrub, or tree) of forest vegetation. This data base incorporates extended versions of two previously published data bases. Color plates illustrate the visual change in forest succession on the 55 sites
Models of vegetative change for landscape planning : a comparison of FETM, LANDSUM, SIMPPLLE, and VDDT by Tara M Barrett( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape assessment and planning often depend on the ability to predict change of vegetation. This report compares four modeling systems (FETM, LANDSUM, SIMPPLLE, and VDDT) that can be used to understand changes resulting from succession, natural disturbance, and management activities. The four models may be useful for regional or local assessments in National Forest planning rules. Although these models are limited in their ability to support site-specific decisionmaking, they can prove helpful in understanding and comparing strongly differentiated alternatives. They can also be used to make sure that interdisciplinary planning teams share a common base of knowledge. Since all four models are still evolving, increased validation and documentation should develop over time. This report includes a comparison of the models in terms of purpose, data requirements, use, and outputs. It is intended to provide planners with a general introduction to the use of these models within a landscape assessment process
Santa Rita experimental range--100 years (1903 to 2003) of accomplishments and contributions : conference proceedings, October 30-November 1, 2003, Tucson, AZ by Mitchel P McClaran( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this conference was to celebrate the 100 years of accomplishments and contributions of the Santa Rita Experimental Range, the longest continuously operating research area dedicated to the sustainable management of North American rangelands. The conference consisted of one-and-a-half days of invited synthesis papers and contributed poster presentations and a 1-day field trip to research sites at the Santa Rita Experimental Range. A forecast of the future contributions of this historical site were also considered. This conference provided a forum for people to share their knowledge, experiences, and opinions about the contributions that the Santa Rita Experimental Range has made to rangeland management."
Reestablishing natural succession on acidic mine spoils at high elevation : long-term ecological restoration by Ray W Brown( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods for restoring native plant communities on acidic mine spoils at high elevations were evaluated in a gbsdemonstration area gcs in the New World Mining District of southern Montana. Research plots installed in 1976 were assessed for 22 years and compared with adjacent native reference plant communities. A 1.5-acre (0.61-ha) area of mine spoils was shaped and treated with hydrated lime, organic matter, and fertilizer. The area was then seeded heavily with five native grasses collected from adjacent native plant communities. Natural seed rain, transplanting, refertilization, and use of introduced species were also studied. During periods of fertilization, biomass and cover were twofold greater than in adjacent native reference communities in some years, but then rapidly declined to levels observed in native reference communities. Natural succession was accelerating within the demonstration area toward formation of a native community with characteristics similar to adjacent reference areas. Soil genesis was progressing and a soil gbsA gcs horizon was developing. Use of native seral species appears necessary for long-term formation of a self-sustaining natural community. Both transplanting and natural seed rain on treated spoils resulted in significantly lower biomass and cover levels than on the seeded area. Our data demonstrate that acidic mine spoils, such as in the New World area, can be treated successfully in-place with lime, organic matter, and fertilizer, and then seeded with a mixture of native seral grasses, followed by surface mulching with erosion blanket. Capping with native soils is unnecessary. Reclamation principles and procedures are summarized
Abundance and characteristics of snags in western Montana forests by Richard B Harris( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-use destinations in wilderness : social and biophysical impacts, visitor responses, and management options by David N Cole( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fuel reduction in residential and scenic forests : a comparison of three treatments in a western Montana ponderosa pine stand by Joe H Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three alternative thinning treatments for reducing fire hazard and improving forest health in scenic ponderosa pine forests of the Intermountain West are compared. Treatment cost and revenue, su, rface and crown fuel reduction, and aesthetic preference of the treatments are analyzed. The application of these ecosystem restoration treatments may have far reaching implications
Landtype associations of the northern region : 1997, a first approximation by Montana Natural Resource Information System( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the landtype associations (LTA) that have been mapped for National Forest land in the northern United States region (Montana, North Dakota, Idaho, South Dakota)
Mechanisms of range expansion and removal of mesquite in desert grasslands of the southwestern United States by Thomas B Wilson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last 150 years, two species of mesquite trees in the Southwestern United States have become increasingly common in what formerly was desert grassland. These trees have spread from nearby watercourses onto relatively xeric upland areas, decreasing rangeland grass production. Management attempts to limit or reverse this spread have been largely unsuccessful. This paper reviews studies regarding mesquite natural history and management strategies, emphasizing studies published during the past decade. Mesquite possess a deep root system and are capable of fixing atmospheric N, rendering them capable of accessing resources unavailable to other plants in open rangeland. Their seeds, which remain viable for decades, have a hard exocarp and require scarification before germination. Consumption by cattle provides a means of scarification and seed dispersal, and is a major factor contributing to the spread of mesquite in open rangelands. Increases in atmospheric CO₂ and winter precipitation during the past century also contribute to enhanced seed germination. Removal techniques have included herbicides, prescribed burning, grazing reduction, and mechanical removal. For increased effectiveness of these techniques, management goals must be clearly articulated; these goals include complete removal, no removal, and limited removal. Of these, limited removal appears the most feasible, using an initial herbicide application followed by periodic prescribed burning
Peatlands on national forests of the northern Rocky Mountains : ecology and conservation by Steve Chadde( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This overview of peatland ecology and conservation on National Forests in the Northern Rocky Mountains describes physical components, vegetation, vascular and nonvascular flora, and invertebrate fauna on peatlands. Detailed site descriptions for 58 peatlands in Idaho, Montana, and northeastern Washington are included."
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Alternative Names

controlled identityIntermountain Research Station (Ogden, Utah)

controlled identityRocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)

États-Unis. Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Research Station

Ogden Service Center Rocky Mountain Research Station

Ogden (Utah). Rocky Mountain Research Station


Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)

Rocky Mountain Research Station Fort Collins, Colo. Rocky Mountain Research Station--Ogden

Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colorado) Rocky Mountain Research Station - Ogden

Rocky Mountain Research Station (Ogden, Utah)

United States. Rocky Mountain Research Station

United States Rocky Mountain Research Station Ogden, Utah

USA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

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