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Project ID: 05-2-1-13

Year: 2005

Date Started: 08/03/2005

Date Completed: 05/19/2009

Title: Evaluate Treatments to Reduce Hazardous Fine Fuels Created by Non-Native Plants in Zion Canyon

Project Proposal Abstract: Annual plant invasions have altered plant communities, fuel-bed characteristics, and fire regimes throughout western North America. This shift results in a serious hazardous fuel condition and is a foremost management concern at Zion National Park, where the entire Zion Canyon is currently in Fire Regime Condition Class 3 because of these invaders. Effective management tools have not yet been identified that can simultaneously control exotic plants, re-establish native plants, and help restore historical fuel conditions and fire regimes. This proposed project will experimentally evaluate a series of treatments to achieve these management objectives, and establish a demonstration site at Zion National Park where the results can continue to be evaluated and observed into the future, with the information integrated back into the process of land management planning. This proposal is submitted in response to JFSP AFP 2005-2-Task 1, which addresses significant local information needs for fuels management. The results will be communicated to other land managers and scientists through a website, field workshop, fact sheets, reports, seminars, peer-reviewed publications, and publication briefs.

Principal Investigator: Matthew L. Brooks

Agency/Organization: USGS-Geological Survey

Branch or Dept: WERC-Yosemite Field Station


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Curt Deuser

NPS-National Park Service

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Co-Principal Investigator

Jan M. Passek

FWS-Fish and Wildlife Service

Region 7-Alaska Regional Office

Federal Cooperator

Cheryl Decker

NPS-National Park Service

Zion National Park


Project Locations

Consortium

Southern Rockies

Southwest


There are no project locations identified for this project.

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
    1559 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Fighting Cheatgrass Instead of Fire
    1561 Conference/Symposia/Workshop RX310-Interagency Fire Effects Training
    1562 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Fighting Cheatgrass Instead of Fire
    1563 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Fighting Cheatgrass Instead of Fire
    1564 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Fighting Cheatgrass Instead of Fire
    2773 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Fire Research in the Mojave Desert, Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau
    2774 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Management and Research to Control Exotic Annual Bromus sp. at Zion NP
    2826 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Fire Research in the Mojave Desert, Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau
    2827 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Evaluate Treatments to Reduce Hazardous Fuels Created by Non-Native Plants in Zion Canyon
    6208 Invited Paper/Presentation Control and Management of Invasive Species: An Overview of USGS Research
    6209 Invited Paper/Presentation  
    6908 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Management and Research to Control Exotic Annual Bromus sp. at Zion NP

Supporting Documents

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