Aspen Bibliography

Title

Development of a Protocol for the Ecological Assessment of a Special Species

Authors

David Burton

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Source

Silviculture in special places: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop, 2003 Sept. 8-11, Granby, CO, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Editor

Shepperd, Wayne D., Eskew, Lane G.

Volume

Proceedings RMRS-P-34

First Page

164

Last Page

170

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

Developing consistent inventory and assessment protocols is important to people working on aspen issues in California and Nevada. Efforts have focused on identifying key indicators of ecological condition within aspen stands. The protocols have incorporated a range of factors that create or affect those indicators. Resulting ecological assessments conducted through the protocols describe stand structure, indicate unique stand management conditions, and record factors that might be putting stands at risk. Protocols for determining ecological condition were developed and field-tested by review groups in 2002. To date, units from seven state and federal agencies have collected data using the same protocols and field form.