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Adaptive Management

A systematic process for continually improving management policies and practices by learning from the outcomes of previously employed policies and practices. In active adaptive management, management is treated as a deliberate experiment for the purpose of learning.

Webinars/Videos

Research Briefs

2015 Managing ungulate browsing for sustainable aspen
Samuel B. St. Clair, Paul C. Rogers, Michael R. Kuhns
2015 The role of fire in aspen ecology and restoration
Douglas J. Shinneman, Kevin Krasnow, Susan K. McIlroy

Syntheses

2016 Achievable future conditions as a framework for guiding forest conservation and management
Stephen W. Golladay, Katherine L. Martin, James M. Vose, David N. Wear, Alan P. Covich, Richard J. Hobbs, Kier D. Klepzig, Gene E. Likens, Robert J. Naiman, Allan W. Shearer
2003 Status of native fishes in the western United States and issues for fire and fuels management
Bruce E. Rieman, Danny C. Lee, Denver P. Burns, Robert E. Gresswell, Michael K. Young, Rick Stowell, John N. Rinne, Phil Howell

Publications/Reports

2020 Adaptive prescribed burning in Australia for the early 21st Century – context, status, challenges
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jeremy Russell-Smith, Lachlan McCaw, Adam J. Leavesley
2020 A review of Indigenous knowledge and participation in environmental monitoring
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kim-Ly Thompson, Trevor C. Lantz, Natalie C. Ban
2019 Contrasting human influences and macro-environmental factors on fire activity inside and outside protected areas of North America
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Nicolas Mansuy, Carol Miller, Marc-Andre Parisien, Sean A. Parks, Enric Batllori, Max A. Moritz
2019 Resilience and fire management in the Anthropocene
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Lindsey Gillson, Cathy L. Whitlock, Glynis Humphrey
2019 Climate, environment, and disturbance history govern resilience of western North American forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Paul F. Hessburg, Carol Miller, Sean A. Parks, Nicholas A. Povak, Alan H. Taylor, Philip E. Higuera, Susan J. Prichard, Malcolm P. North, Brandon M. Collins, Matthew D. Hurteau, Andrew J. Larson, Craig D. Allen, Scott L. Stephens, Hiram Rivera-Huerta, Camille Stevens-Rumann, Lori D. Daniels, Ze'ev Gedalof, Robert W. Gray, Van R. Kane, Derek J. Churchill, R. Keala Hagmann, Thomas A. Spies, C. Alina Cansler, R. Travis Belote, Thomas T. Veblen, Michael A. Battaglia, Chad M. Hoffman, Carl N. Skinner, Hugh Safford, R. Brion Salter
2019 Adaptive Management and Monitoring
Technical Report or White Paper
Lief A. Wiechman, David A. Pyke, Michele R. Crist, Seth Munson, Matthew L. Brooks, Jeanne C. Chambers, Mary M. Rowland, Emily J. Kachergis, Zoe Davidson
2018 Decision Support Approaches in Adaptive Forest Management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jan Kaspar, Pete Bettinger, Harald Vacik, Robert Marusak, Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo
2018 Collaborative restoration effects on forest structure in ponderosa pine-dominated forests of Colorado
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jeffery B. Cannon, Kevin J. Barrett, Benjamin Gannon, Rob Addington, Michael A. Battaglia, Paula J. Fornwalt, Gregory H. Aplet, Anthony S. Cheng, Jeffrey L. Underhill, Jennifer S. Briggs, Peter M. Brown
2018 Appropriate Sample Sizes for Monitoring Burned Pastures in Sagebrush Steppe: How Many Plots are Enough, and Can One Size Fit All?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Cara Applestein, Matthew J. Germino, David S. Pilliod, Matthew R. Fisk, Robert S. Arkle
2017 Adaptive silviculture for climate change: a national experiment in manager-scientist partnerships to apply an adaptation framework
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Linda Nagel, Brian J. Palik, Michael A. Battaglia, Anthony W. D'Amato, James M. Guldin, Christopher W. Swanston, Maria K. Janowiak, Matthew P. Powers, Linda A. Joyce, Constance I. Millar, David L. Peterson, Lisa Ganio, Chad Kirschbaum, Molly R. Roske
2017 Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Tania L. Schoennagel, Jennifer Balch, Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Philip E. Dennison, Brian J. Harvey, Meg A. Krawchuk, Nathan Mietkiewicz, Penelope Morgan, Max A. Moritz, Ray Rasker, Monica G. Turner, Cathy L. Whitlock
2017 Where you stand depends on where you sit: Qualitative inquiry into notions of fire adaptation
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Hannah Brenkert-Smith, James R. Meldrum, Patricia A. Champ, Christopher M. Barth
2016 Achievable future conditions as a framework for guiding forest conservation and management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Stephen W. Golladay, Katherine L. Martin, James M. Vose, David N. Wear, Alan P. Covich, Richard J. Hobbs, Kier D. Klepzig, Gene E. Likens, Robert J. Naiman, Allan W. Shearer
2016 Opportunities to utilize traditional phenological knowledge to support adaptive management of social-ecological systems vulnerable to changes in climate and fire regimes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Christopher A. Armatas, Tyron J. Venn, Brooke Baldauf McBride, Alan E. Watson, Stephen J. Carver
2014 Learning to coexist with wildfire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Max A. Moritz, E. Batllori, Ross A. Bradstock, A. Malcolm Gill, J. Handmer, Paul F. Hessburg, J. Leonard, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Dennis C. Odion, Tania L. Schoennagel, Alexandra D. Syphard
2013 Making monitoring count: project design for active adaptive management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Andrew J. Larson, R. Travis Belote, Matthew A. Williamson, Gregory H. Aplet
2013 Summary of science, activities, programs, and policies that influence the rangewide conservation of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophanianus)
Technical Report or White Paper
D.J. Manier, D.J.A. Wood, Z.H. Bowen, R.M. Donovan, M.J. Holloran, L.M. Juliusson, K.S. Mayne, S.J. Oyler-McCance, F.R. Quamen, D.J. Saher, A.J. Titolo
2011 Can we manage for resilience? The integration of resilience thinking into natural resource management in the United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Melinda Harm Benson, Ahjond S. Garmestani
2005 Dry forests and wildland fires of the inland Northwest USA: contrasting the landscape ecology of the pre-settlement and modern eras
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Paul F. Hessburg, James K. Agee, Jerry F. Franklin
2003 Status of native fishes in the western United States and issues for fire and fuels management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Bruce E. Rieman, Danny C. Lee, Denver P. Burns, Robert E. Gresswell, Michael K. Young, Rick Stowell, John N. Rinne, Phil Howell
2003 An environmental narrative of Inland Northwest United States forests, 1800-2000
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Paul F. Hessburg, James K. Agee
1997 Wildfire and native fish: issues of forest health and conservation of sensitive species
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Bruce E. Rieman, Jim Clayton
1991 Adaptive fire policy
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
James M. Saveland
1991 Adaptive fire policy
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
James M. Saveland