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Project ID: 05-2-1-86

Year: 2005

Date Started: 07/25/2005

Date Completed: 02/14/2010

Title: Restoration-Based Fuel Reduction Recommendations for Mixed-Pine Forests of Upper Michigan

Project Proposal Abstract: Mixed-pine forest ecosystems comprised of eastern white pine, red pine, and jack pine once dominated the landscape of the northern Lake States, covering almost 40% of eastern Upper Michigan. However, the legacy of turn-of-the-century logging, catastrophic wildfires, and fire suppression have resulted in increased fuel loadings that have reached potentially dangerous levels. We propose a project supported by the USDI Fish & Wildlife Service, BIA, and USGS, and the USFS, that will 1) develop a better understanding of the fire history regimes, fuel loadings, and forest composition and structural charactheristics of pre-European settlement and post-settlement mixed pine forests 2) analyze current fire hazard and forest management planning efforts of the different agencies responsible for the stewardship of mixed pine forest ecosystems and 3) develop restoration based fuel reduction recommendations for mixed pine forest ecosystems of eastern Upper Michigan. These recommendations will be developed through a series of workshops involving a panel of experts and agency representatives and using the data from objective 1&2. The shop of local and regional stakeholders, written reports, an interactive website, and an informational package developed for agency regional offices and visitor centers.

Principal Investigator: Patrick C. Goebel

Agency/Organization: Ohio State University

Branch or Dept: School of Environment & Natural Resources-Wooster


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Kim D. Brosofske

Michigan Technological University

School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

Co-Principal Investigator

Robert G. Corace III

FWS-Fish and Wildlife Service

Seney NWR

Co-Principal Investigator

David M. Hix

Ohio State University

School of Environment & Natural Resources-Columbus

Co-Principal Investigator

Brian J. Palik

Forest Service

NRS-Northern Research Station

Co-Principal Investigator

Robyn S. Wilson

Ohio State University

College of Food, Agriculture & Environmental Science

Federal Cooperator

Tracy Casselman

FWS-Fish and Wildlife Service

Seney NWR


Project Locations

Consortium

Lake States


Level

State

Agency

Unit

STATE

MI

FWS

Seney National Wildlife Refuge


Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
    1744 Government Publication An Ecological Approach to Forest Management for Wildlife: Integrating Disturbance Ecology Patterns into Silvicultural Treatments
view or print   1054 Government Publication To Burn or Not to Burn: Still a Question
view or print   1520 Government Publication Restoration-Based Fuel Reduction Recommendations for Mixed Pine Forests of Upper Michigan
view or print   1521 Government Publication Restoration-Based Fuel Reduction Recommendations for Mixed Pine Forests of Upper Michigan
view or print   3096 Journal Article Forest Wisdom
view or print   2429 Journal Article Forest Ecology and Management
view or print   2430 Journal Article The Forestry Chronicle
view or print   2450 Journal Article Canadian Journal of Forest Research
view or print   2455 Journal Article Ecological Networks: Science and Practice
view or print   2456 Journal Article Ecological Restoration
view or print go to website 3495 Journal Article Forest Ecology and Management
view or print   171 MS Thesis Legacies of Forest Management and Fire in Mixed-Pine Forest Ecosystems of the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Eastern Upper Michigan (S.G. Rist)
    689 Field Demonstration/Tour Fire Disturbance in Boreal Forests and Project Activities for the Staff and Volunteers
    690 Field Demonstration/Tour Fire Ecology at Seney NWR
    691 Field Demonstration/Tour Fire History of Seney NWR
    704 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Update of Restoration-Based Fuel Reduction Project
view or print   882 Invited Paper/Presentation Conservation Filters and Ecological Forestry on National Wildlife Refuges
view or print   883 Poster Linking Ecological and Structured Decision-Making Networks to Develop Restoration Strategies for Mixed-Pine Forests of Upper Michigan, USA
view or print   884 Poster Land Manager Objectives and Alternatives for Mixed-Pine Forest Ecosystem Management in Eastern Upper Michigan
    952 Poster Historical Forest Management on National Wildlife Refuges: A Case Study
    953 Poster Forest Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration: Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Management Area
view or print   960 Poster Radial Growth Responses in Old-Growth Mixed-Pine Ecosystems of Upper Michigan
    1155 Invited Paper/Presentation Fire History of Red Pine-Dominated Forests of Seney National Wildlife Refuge
view or print   1156 Poster Historical Forest Management on National Wildlife Refuges: A Case Study
    1157 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Forest Ecology and Management Workshop
    1158 Poster Restoration-Based Fuel Reduction Recommendations for Mixed-Pine Forests of Upper Michigan
    1162 Invited Paper/Presentation Restoration-Based Fuel Reduction Recommendations for Mixed-Pine Forests of Upper Michigan
    1154 Dataset (including spatial) Georeferenced Dataset of Songbird Assemblages of Mixed-Pine Forest Ecosystems at Seney National Wildlife Refuge
  go to website 3243 Website Fuel reduction restoration techniques for mixed-pine forest ecosystems of eastern Upper Michigan. Research Project Website. http://www.pinerestoration.org
    3244 Poster Forest Ecosystem Restoration in the Context of Migratory Bird Conservation at Kirtland’s Warbler Wildlife Management Area and Seney National Wildlife Refuge
    6670 Dataset (including spatial) Georeferenced Fire Scar Wedge Samples from Red Pine from Seney National Wildlife Refuge
    6671 Dataset (including spatial) Georeferenced Increment Cores from Red Pine and Eastern White Pine from Seney National Wildlife Refuge
    6672 Dataset (including spatial) Georeferenced Stand Composition and Structure Data
    6704 Dataset (including spatial) Georeferenced Downed Woody Debris and Fuel Loading Data
    6369 Invited Paper/Presentation Interactions Between Fire Disturbance and Forest Structure: A Case Study of Red Pine-Dominated Forests of Seney National Wildlife Refuge
    5516 Training Session Disturbance Regimes in Relations to Forest Management at Seney National Wildlife Refuge
    5411 Poster A Coarse-Filter Approach to Forest Management: Seney NWR
    6037 Invited Paper/Presentation Fire History of Red Pine-Dominated Forests of Seney National Wildlife Refuge
    7125 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Update of Restoration-Based Fuel Reduction Project
view or print   6930 Poster Using Fire History, Vegetation and Risk Analyses to Develop Integrated Strategies for Mixed-Pine Forest Restoration in Upper Michigan
    6943 Invited Paper/Presentation A Requiem or Renaissance for Mixed-Pine Forest Ecosystems in the Northern Lake States of the USA

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