Tag Archives: Forest Management

Response of Streamflow to Weather Variability under Climate Change in the Colorado Rockies.

Abstract (Conservation of Natural Resources, Economic Redevelopment, Forest Mangement) We examine the response of streamflow to long-term rainfall variability under climate change by coupling downscaled global climate model precipitation to a distributed hydrologic model. We use daily output of the … Continue reading

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Assessing Spatial Patterns of Forest Fuel Using AVIRIS Data.

Abstract (Wildfires, Forest Ecology, Forest Management) Montane coniferous forests and woodlands in the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains have been subject to increased wildfire in recent years. The area and intensity of these fires is strongly dependent upon … Continue reading

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Special Issue: Forest Challenges Today and Tomorrow.

Summary (Pollution, Wildfires, Recreation, Forest Disease, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Community Preparedness, Restoration Areas) This report compiled by the Colorado State Forest Service contains information on the current state of forests in Colorado as well as projections as to future … Continue reading

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Non-native Plant Invasions in Managed and Protected Ponderosa Pine/Douglas-fir Forests of the Colorado Front Range.

Abstract (Forest Ecology, Forest Management) We examined patterns of non-native plant diversity in protected and managed ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests of the Colorado Front Range. Cheesman Lake, a protected landscape, and Turkey Creek, a managed landscape, appear to have had similar natural disturbance histories … Continue reading

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Using the Forest Vegetation Simulator to Reconstruct Historical Stand Conditions in the Colorado Front Range.

Abstract (Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Wildfires) Pre-settlement ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests of the Colorado Front Range were open and heterogeneous. Logging, grazing, and fire suppression over past 100 to150 years have altered stand structure by changing diameter distributions and increasing overstory … Continue reading

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Map of Colorado Pine Beetle Distribution from 1996-2010

Colorado Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic 1996-2010: Including Lodgepole, Limber, Whitebark, and Ponderosa Pine Types. http://csfs.colostate.edu/pages/maps.html

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Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the Woodland Park Healthy Forest Initiative.

Summary (Wildfires, Forest Ecology, Community Preparedness, Forest Management) This report demonstrates the work of the WPHFI (Woodland Park Healthy Forest Initiative Area) and the Front Range Roundtable in classifying an area of 63,500 acres, seeking to assess fire risk and … Continue reading

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Report on the Health of Colorado’s Forests 2004, Special Issue: Ponderosa Pine Forests. Colorado Forestry Advisory Board.

Abstract (Wildfires, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Forest Disease [insects]) This report provides an overview of significant incidents and trends occurring in insect life and disease activity across the state of Colorado, as well as a broader summary of ponderosa pine … Continue reading

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