10. Regional Application of Historical Ecology at Ecologically Defined Scales: Forest Ecosystems in the Colorado Front Range

  1. John A. Wiens4,5,
  2. Gregory D. Hayward6,7,
  3. Hugh D. Safford8,9 and
  4. Catherine M. Giffen10
  1. Thomas T. Veblen1,
  2. William H. Romme2 and
  3. Claudia Regan3

Published Online: 8 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch10

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

How to Cite

Veblen, T. T., Romme, W. H. and Regan, C. (2012) Regional Application of Historical Ecology at Ecologically Defined Scales: Forest Ecosystems in the Colorado Front Range, in Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management (eds J. A. Wiens, G. D. Hayward, H. D. Safford and C. M. Giffen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 4

    PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Dr #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, USA

  2. 5

    School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 2006, Australia

  3. 6

    USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99504, USA

  4. 7

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, CO 80401, USA

  5. 8

    USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA

  6. 9

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

  7. 10

    USDA Forest Service, National Office Washington, DC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA

  2. 2

    Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA

  3. 3

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, 740 Simms Street, Lakewood, CO 80225, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337921

Online ISBN: 9781118329726

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Keywords:

  • case studies of applications;
  • regional application of historical ecology, the Colorado Front Range;
  • synthesizing/evaluating information on historical ecology;
  • HRV assessments for National Forests, in the Rocky Mountain Region;
  • fire mitigation and ecological restoration in the front range;
  • ecological assumptions, management implications based on “default expectations ”;
  • CFLRP, funded by national Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program;
  • HRV assessment, linking interpretations of ecological research to information needs;
  • mapping areas, historically characterized by frequent low-severity fires;
  • Lower/Upper Montane ponderosa pine forests, few opportunities for restoration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Challenges of Integrating HRV Assessments into Dialogues About Resource -Management Issues

  • Conclusions

  • References