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Title: Foreword: "We already know all about aspen"

Author: Binkley, Dan;

Date: 2001

Source: In: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Binkley, Dan; Bartos, Dale L.; Stohlgren, Thomas J.; Eskew, Lane G., comps. Sustaining aspen in western landscapes: Symposium proceedings; 13-15 June 2000; Grand Junction, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-18. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-4.

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Description: As we developed plans for the symposium on sustaining aspen in western landscapes (held in Grand Junction, Colorado, on June 13-15, 2000), we solicited support from state and federal agencies, universities, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The widespread support was very encouraging, and only one agency turned down the opportunity to join in supporting this symposium because, it said, "We already know all about aspen." It's true that aspen has been a focal point for research for 100 years in the West, and much of this knowledge was compiled in a wonderful report in 1985 (DeByle and Winokur 1985). But did we really know enough to sustain aspen in western landscapes?

Keywords: ecosystem management, ecosystem research, sustainable forests, quaking aspen, Populus tremuloides

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Binkley, Dan. 2001. Foreword: "We already know all about aspen". In: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Binkley, Dan; Bartos, Dale L.; Stohlgren, Thomas J.; Eskew, Lane G., comps. Sustaining aspen in western landscapes: Symposium proceedings; 13-15 June 2000; Grand Junction, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-18. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 1-4.

 


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