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Title: Range management research, Fort Valley Experimental Forest (P-53)

Author: Pearson, Henry A.; Clary, Warren P.; Moore, Margaret M.; Sieg, Carolyn Hull

Date: 2008

Source: In: Olberding, Susan D.; Moore, Margaret M., tech coords. Fort Valley Experimental Forest - A Century of Research 1908-2008. Conference Proceedings; August 7-9, 2008; Flagstaff, AZ. Proceedings RMRS-P-53CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 68-85

Publication Series: Proceedings (P)

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Description: Range management research at the Fort Valley Experimental Forest during the past 100 years has provided scientific knowledge for managing ponderosa pine forests and forest-range grazing lands in the Southwest. Three research timeperiods are identified: 1908 to 1950, 1950 to 1978, and 1978 to 2008. Early research (1908-1950) addressed ecological effects of livestock grazing on pine regeneration and forage plant growth. In later years (1950-1978) the research scope broadened to include the multiple uses of forest resources (trees, understory vegetation, livestock, wildlife, etc.), environmental and socio-economic impacts, and tree, forage, and animal interactions and interrelationships. Currently (1978-2008) research is focused on biodiversity, ecosystem restoration, and ecology of invasive non-native species.

Keywords: long-term research, ponderosa pine, range research, silviculture, cultural resources, Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Long Valley Experimental Forest, http://www.rmrs.nau.edu/fortvalley/

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Pearson, Henry A.; Clary, Warren P.; Moore, Margaret M.; Sieg, Carolyn Hull 2008. Range management research, Fort Valley Experimental Forest. In: Olberding, Susan D.; Moore, Margaret M., tech coords. Fort Valley Experimental Forest - A Century of Research 1908-2008. Conference Proceedings; August 7-9, 2008; Flagstaff, AZ. Proceedings RMRS-P-53CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 68-85

 


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