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12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop

Visit workshop website. The 12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop (NAFEW) will celebrate 25 years of bringing together diverse stakeholders from across Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It will be June...

Fire severity, time since fire, and site characteristics influence streamwater chemistry in the Sierra Nevada

View study. Taken together, findings suggest that the response of stream chemistry to wildfires in the Sierra Nevada, California, can persist for years, varying with both fire severity and site-specific characteristics. These...

Natural experiment shows fuel treatment effectiveness

View brief. Strategically placed landscape area fuel treatments in the Sierra Nevada were put to the test in this study when the American Fire burned through previously treated areas. Both fire effects...

American Fisheries and Wildlife Societies Joint Conference 2019

Visit conference website. The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society will come together in Reno, NV for the first-ever joint national conference of these two organizations. The event will likely be the...

Gambel oak management symposium

Recordings from this event are now available. Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii) is a widespread species found throughout the US Southwest and southern Rocky Mountains. While the species has been widely studied in...

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Riparian research and management: Past, present, future – Volume 1

View report. Fifty years ago, riparian habitats were not recognized for their extensive and critical contributions to wildlife and the ecosystem function of watersheds. This changed as riparian values were identified and...

Burning piles- Effects of pile age, moisture, mass, and composition on fire effects, consumption, and decomposition

Access recording. Millions of acres of fuels reduction treatments are being implemented each year in the fire adapted forests of the US. Typical these fuel reduction treatments target small diameter trees for...

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Resiliency of biological soil crusts and vascular plants varies among morphogroups with disturbance intensity

View article. Using a chronosequence approach, cover of vascular plants and biocrusts was examined across chronic disturbance gradients related to invasion by exotic species and grazing by livestock, following the acute disturbance...

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Common ground regarding the role of wildfire in forested landscapes of the western US

View report. A group of people knowledgeable about wildland fire have produced a 52-page document that attempts to assemble and summarize areas of agreement and disagreement regarding the management of forested areas...

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Resilience and resistance of sagebrush ecosystems: Implications for state and transition models and management treatments

View article. In sagebrush ecosystems invasion of annual exotics and expansion of pinyon and juniper are altering fire regimes and resulting in large-scale ecosystem transformations. Management treatments aim to increase resilience to...