A JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Bringing People Together & Sharing Knowledge in the Northern Rockies

Restoration guidelines for creating resilient whitebark pine ecosystems using spatial simulation modeling

Date: March 4, 2015
Presenter(s): Robert E. Keane

To address declining whitebark pine ecosystems, a 2012 report A Range-Wide Restoration Strategy for Whitebark Pine Forests presents a strategy for restoring these ecosystems across their entire range. However, this report did not address changing climates in the implementation of a range-wide strategy. The Great Northern LCC has funded a two-year study to review the literature and use simulation modeling to evaluate the range-wide strategy’s effectiveness under changing climates, and then develop a restoration guide that details methods, approaches, technologies, and activities that will increase the effectiveness of restoration actions in the face of climate change. This guide can be used with the range-wide strategy to develop restoration plans and activities at multiple scales of management across multiple agencies and jurisdictions.

Topic(s): Fire & Climate, Recovery after fire
Ecosystem(s): Alpine forest/krummholz, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 13044
Record updated: Apr 20, 2017