Southwestern piApon-juniper and juniper woodlands cover large areas of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and adjacent Colorado. Ponderosa pine forests are the most common timberland in the Southwest. All three ecosystems provide a variety of natural resources and economic benefits to the region. There are different perceptions of desired conditions. Public and private land managers have adapted research results and their observations and experiences to manage these ecosystems for multiresource benefits. Ways to mitigate the threat of wildfires is a major management issue for these ecosystems, and the wide-spread piApon mortality related to drought and the bark beetle infestation has heightened concerns among managers and the general public. In addition, the impacts of climate change on these ecosystems are a growing concern. As a step in bringing research and management together to answer some of these questions, workshops concerned with the ecology, management, and restoration of piApon-juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems were held in St. George, Utah in 2005 and in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2006. The combined proceedings from these two workshops contain papers, extended abstracts, and abstracts based on oral and poster presentations. Some topics included forest and woodland restoration treatments and their impacts on fuels, wildlife, and other ecosystem components, watershed management, insect infestations and drought, wood utilization, landscape changes, basic ecology, and more.... in the Middle Rio Grande 42 USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-51 . 2008. Clifford, Rocca, Delph, Ford, and Cobb Drought Induced Tree Mortality and Ensuing Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Southwestem Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands.
|Title||:||Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Piñon-juniper and Ponderosa Pine Ecosystems|
|Author||:||Gerald J. Gottfried, John D. Shaw, Paulette L. Ford|