Author(s):
Russell T. Graham, Theresa B. Jain
Year Published:

Cataloging Information

Topic(s):
Fire Ecology
Insects & Disease
Fuel Treatments & Effects
Management Approaches
Recovery after fire
Fuels
Ecosystem(s):
Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna

NRFSN number: 11142
FRAMES RCS number: 2385
Record updated: May 24, 2018

Ponderosa pine is one of the most widely distributed tree species in western North America. It is highly-valued as a source of lumber, but also is key to the health and social value western forests, whether growing in pure stands or in mixture with other conifer and hardwood species. In recent years, management objectives for forests containing this species have shifted from an emphasis on timber production to an emphasis on restoring ecosystem health and reducing the risk of non-characteristic wildfires. The symposium on 'Ponderosa Pine: Issues, Trends, and Management' was convened to provide a venue for researchers and managers to explore the current state-of-our-knowledge, including management practices that help managers to adapt to constantly changing constraints and objectives.

Citation

Graham, Russell T.; Jain, Theresa B. 2006. Ponderosa pine ecosystems. Ponderosa pine: management, issues, trends. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-198. 2004 October 18-21, Albany, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. p. 1-32.

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