Recent ERI Publications

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Published by the ERI:

Waltz, A.E.M. 2014. Effectiveness of Fuel Reduction Treatments: Assessing Metrics of Forest Resiliency and Wildfire Severity after the Wallow Fire, AZ. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Ecological Restoration Institute. 2014. ERI November 2014 Newsletter. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 13p.

Kent, L.Y. 2014. An Evaluation of Fire Regime Reconstruction Methods.ERI Working Paper No. 32. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 15 p.

Abella, S.R., Springer, J.D. 2014. Fact Sheet: Effects of Tree Cutting and Fire on Understory Vegetation in Mixed Conifer Forests. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 3 p.

Ha, W., S. Masek Lopez, and A. Springer. 2014. Fact Sheet: Field Considerations for Measuring Evapotranspiration with the Eddy Covariance Method. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 4 p.

Roccaforte, J.P. 2014. Fact Sheet: Planting to restore ponderosa pine sites burned by high-severity fire. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 4 p.

Greco, B. and M. Sensibaugh. 2014. Rapid Assessment Report: Upper Rocky Arroyo Restoration Project, Lakeside Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 34 p.

Gaylord. M.L. 2014. Working Paper 31: Climate Change Impacts on Bark Beetle Outbreaks and the Impact of Outbreaks on Subsequent Fires. ERI Working Papers. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 7 p.

Fule. P.Z. 2014. Fact Sheet: Unsupported inferences of high-severity fire in historical dry forests of the western United States: response to Williams and Baker. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 3 p.

Egan, D. and E.A. Nielsen. 2014. The History of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative: 1980s–2010. ERI White Papers: Issues in Forest Restoration. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 27 p.

Ouzts, J.R., and T.E. Kolb. 2014. Fact Sheet: Genetic Considerations for Restoring Forests of the Southwest After Severe Disturbance. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 4 p.

Gaylord, M.L. 2014. Impact of Forest Restoration Treatments on Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Tree Resistance to Bark Beetles. ERI Working Papers. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 16 p.

Ecological Restoration Institute. 2014. ERI Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 15p.

Rodman, K., and Sánchez Meador, A.J. 2014. Fact Sheet: Characterizing Spatial Reference Conditions in Southwestern Warm/Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 3 p.

O’Donnell, F. 2014. Fact Sheet: Estimating the Effect of Forest Restoration on Water Resources in Northern Arizona. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. 2 p.

Stempniewicz, V. 2014. Fact Sheet: Sediment Yield After Severe Wildfire. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. 2 p

Kalies. E.L. 2014. Fact Sheet: What Are the Consequences of Cutting Old Ponderosa Pine Trees? A Systematic Review. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 3 p.

Sensibaugh, M., and D.W. Huffman. 2014. Fact Sheet: Managing Naturally Ignited Wildland Fire to Meet Fuel Reduction and Restoration Goals in Frequent-Fire Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 3 p.

Gaylord, M.L. 2014. Working Paper 30. Impact of Forest Restoration Treatments on Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Tree Resistance to Bark Beetles. ERI Working Papers. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 16 p.

Lucas, A.M., Y.S. Kim, E.J. Davis, C. Moseley, M. Nielsen-Pincus, T. Bilek. 2014. Fact Sheet: The Impacts of the Woody Biomass Utilization Program in Eastern Arizona. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University: Flagstaff, AZ. 2 p.

Kalies, E.L. 2014. Fact Sheet: Stand Structure and Breeding Birds: Implications for Restoring Ponderosa Pine Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Springer, J.D. 2014. Fact Sheet: Soil Seed Banks in a Mature Coniferous Forest Landscape: Dominance of Native Perennials and Low Spatial Variability. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Springer, J.D. 2014. Fact Sheet: Long-Term Responses of Penstemon Clutei (Sunset Crater beardtongue) to Root Trenching and Prescribed Fire: Clues for Population Resistance. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Springer, J.D. 2014. Fact Sheet: Ecology of Rusby’s Milkvetch (Astragulus rusbyi), a Rare Endemic of Northern Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Evans, A.M. 2014. 2013 Wildfire Season: An Overview, Southwestern U.S. Ecological Restoration Institute and Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University. 12 p.

Yarborough, R.F. 2014. Fact Sheet: Summer Habitat Use by Adult Female Mule Deer in a Restoration-Treated Ponderosa Pine Forest. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2 p.

Springer, J.D. 2014. Fact Sheet: Post-Wildfire Restoration of Structure, Composition, and Function in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine and Warm-Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests. ERI Fact Sheets. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 3 p.

Springer, J.D. 2013. Working Paper 29: Post-Wildfire Restoration of Structure, Composition, and Function in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine and Warm/Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests. Working Paper. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 9 pp.  

Ecological Restoration Institute. 2013. ERI December 2013 Newsletter. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 8p.

Crouse, J.E. and A.E.M. Waltz. 2013. Identifying priority forest treatment areas across the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Special report to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, USDA Forest Service, Region 3. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 50 p.

Margolis, E.Q., Huffman, D.W., and Iñiguez, J.M. 2013. Working Paper 28: Southwestern Mixed Conifer Forests: Evaluating Reference Conditions to Guide Ecological Restoration Treatments. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, ERI Working Papers, 8 p.

Yocom, L. 2013. Working Paper 27: Fuel Treatment Longevity. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, ERI Working Papers, 8 p.
Roccaforte, J.P. 2013. The Wallow Fire and its effects on mixed-conifer forest: A comparison with reference conditions. Special report to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, USDA Forest Service, Region 3. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 17 p.

Ecological Restoration Institute. 2013. June 2013 Newsletter. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 7p.

Sensibaugh, M., B. Greco, W.W. Chancellor, M.T. Stoddard. 2013. Larson Forest Restoration Project Historic Range of Variation (HRV Reference Conditions) Assessment Report. Special Report to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 20 p.

Wyatt, Clint. 2013. Fact Sheet: How Restoration Thinning Treatments on Conifer-dominated Watersheds Affect the Water Budget. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2p.

Wyatt, Clint. 2013. Fact Sheet: Interpretive Model of Regional Semi-arid Aquifer Responses to Large-scale Forest Restoration Treatments and Climate Change. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2p.

Nielsen, E. and F. Solop. 2013. Fact Sheet: Forest Health and Water Supply Protection Project Ballot Measure: Exit Poll Results. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2p.

Masek Lopez, S. 2013. Fact Sheet: Forest Change and Water Balance: Investigating forest restoration treatment effects on soil water storage, evapotranspiration, groundwater recharge and surface water discharge. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2p.

Vosick, D. 2013. Fact Sheet: Efficacy of Hazardous Fuel Treatments: A rapid assessment of the economic and ecologic consequences of alternative hazardous fuel treatments. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. 2p.

Fitch, A., Y.S. Kim, and A.E.M. Waltz. 2013. Forest Restoration Treatments: Their Effect on Wildland Fire Suppression Costs. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. ERI–Issues in Forest Restoration, 12p.

Combrink, T., C. Cothran, W. Fox, J. Peterson, and G. Snider. 2013. Full Cost Accounting of the 2010 Schultz Fire. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. ERI–Issues in Forest Restoration, 44p.

Stoddard, M.T. 2013. Fact Sheet: An Example of Forest Restoration in a Warm/Dry Mixed-Conifer Forest. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Ecological Restoration Institute. 2013. The efficacy of hazardous fuel treatments: A rapid assessment of the economic and ecologic consequences of alternative hazardous fuel treatments: A document for policy makers. Northern Arizona University. 28 pp.

Moote, A. 2013. Closing the Feedback Loop: Evaluation and Adaptation in Collaborative Resource Management. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 44 p.

Egan, D. and Dubay, T., eds. 2013. Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Handbook. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 212 p.

Reif, S., R.F. Yarborough, S.S. Rosenstock, E.L. Kalies, and S. Hedwall.  2013.  Wildlife Habitat Values and Forest Structure in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine: Implications for Restoration. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, ERI Working Papers, 8 p.

Yarborough, R.F. and Loberger, C. 2013. Fact Sheet: Tassel-eared Squirrel Habitat Use and Abundance in Managed Forests within the Wildland Urban Interface. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Huffman, D.W. 2013. Fact Sheet: Influence of Time Since Fire on Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Structure. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Huffman, D.W. 2013. Fact Sheet: Understory Plant Community Responses to Hazardous Fuels Reduction Treatments in Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands of Arizona, USA. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Roccaforte, J.P. 2012. Fact Sheet: Assessing Restoration Objectives Following a Second-entry Prescribed Fire in an Unharvested Mixed Conifer Forest. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Stoddard, M. 2012. Fact Sheet: Herbaceous Vegetation Responses Six Years After Restoration Treatments. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Kalies, E.L. 2012. Fact Sheet: Restoration Effects on Small Mammals and their Predators. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Huffman, D.W., Sanchez-Meador, A.J., and Greco, B. August 2012. Fact Sheet: Canopy Cover and How it Relates to Other Forest Attributes as an Indicator of Forest Conditions. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 4 p.

Dubay, C.T. 2012. Fact Sheet: Adding Value to Forest Restoration: ERI Accomplishments 2011-2012. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Vosick, D.J. 2012. Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2013: ERI Federal Appropriations and Budget. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Waltz, A.E.M.2012. Fact Sheet: Impacts of Fire Hazard Assessment and Fuel Reduction Priorities on Mega-fire* Outcomes: A Hypothetical Test Using the Wallow Fire in Arizona. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 3 p.

Springer, J.D. and D. Egan. 2012. Strategies for Enhancing and Restoring Rare Plants and Their Habitats in the Face of Climate Change and Habitat Destruction in the Intermountain West. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. ERI Working Papers, No. 25.

Springer, J.D. 2012. Fact Sheet: Conserving Rare Plants in National Parks and Protected Areas. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Springer, J.D. 2012. Fact Sheet: Exotic Species Management at Landscape Scales. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Vosick, D. (Ed.). 2012. Fact Sheet: Estimating Flagstaff Residents’ Willingness to Pay for Forest Restoration in the Lake Mary and Upper Rio de Flag Watersheds: A Pilot Study.  Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Allen, J.A., and K. Ramstead. 2012. Fact Sheet: Evidence-based Conservation Systematic Review: Effectiveness of Wet Meadow Restoration Projects. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Crouse, J.E. , E.L. Kalies, J.P. Roccaforte, and P.Z. Fulé. 2012. Fact Sheet: Meta-analysis of Treatment Effects on Fire Behavior. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Combrink, T., W. Fox, and J. Petersen.  2012. Workforce Needs of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative Project: An Analysis. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University. ERI–Issues in Forest Restoration, 19p.

Greer, W.J. 2012. Fact Sheet: Managing Sources of Conflict in Collaborative Settings. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 2 p.

Egan, D. 2012. Fact Sheet: 4FRI Workforce Analysis. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, 1 p.