Research and Reports

Blue Mountains Forest Partners uses science to develop our restoration projects.  Some of the research that has informed our work can be found by clicking on the links below.

Diameter limits impede restoration of historical conditions in dry mixed-conifer forests of eastern Oregon, USA

Commentary: Large Trees Dominate Carbon Storage in Forests East of the Cascade Crest in the United States Pacific Northwest

Conservation of Dry Forest Old Growth in Eastern Oregon

Understanding Stakeholder Experiences with Long-Term, Landscape-Scale Stewardship Contracting in the Pacific Northwest

Maintaining the Foundation of Collaborative Groups

Can Prescribed Fire Do the Work We Hired It to Do (Science Findings 2020)

Disjunct and decoupled The persistence of a fire-sensitive conifer species in a historically frequent-fire landscape (Downing et al. 2020)

Using Historical Reconstructions of Moist Mixed Conifer Forests to Inform Forest Management on the Malheur National Forest (Lindsay and Johnston, 2019)

Cow Fire: Proactive Fire Management in Action

Of Woodpeckers and Harvests: Finding Compatibility Between Habitat and Salvage Logging

Strengthening Your Community by Tackling Challenges Together: Lessons Learned from the High Desert Partnership

Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities for Collaborative Accelerated Restoration in Oregon’s Blue Mountains

Churchill et al. 2017 Historical forest structure, composition, and spatial pattern in dry conifer forests of the western Blue Mountains

Osborne Fire Lookout Panoramas

Collaboration and the Malheur Ten-Year Stewardship Contract

Collaborative Capacity for Accelerated Restoration

Eastern Oregon Restoration Benefits Businesses Statewide – Distribution of Timber Buyers and Service Contractors

Economic Impacts from Blue Mountains National Forests Restoration – Tracking Investments in Eastern Oregon

Economic Impacts from the Malheur 10-Year Stewardship Contract - Evaluating Year One.pdf

Economic Outcomes from the USFS Eastside Strategy.pdf

Monitoring of Outcomes From Oregon's Federal Forest Health Program.pdf

Social and Economic Monitoring for the Southern Blues Restoration Coalition Project, Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013.pdf

The Forest Service and Communities: The Relationships Between Land and People in the Pacific Northwest Region

Forest succession along a productivity gradient following fire exclusion (Johnston 2017).pdf

Influence of Fire Disturbance and Biophysical Heterogeneity on Presettlement Ponderosa Pine and Mixed Conifer Forests (Johnston et al. 2016).pdf

Federal Forest Dashboard Project - Management and Restoration Indicators for Six National Forests in Eastern Oregon.pdf

Historical Comparison of Forest Types on the Malheur National Forest (Amell 2016).pdf

Monitoring Outcomes from Oregon's Federal Forest Health Program.pdf

BMFP Adaptive Management Framework Phase I Report (Moote 2015).pdf

Goshawk on Southern Blue Mountains (Goodell and Seager 2015).pdf

Aspen Restoration and Social Agreements.pdf

Formalizing Decisions - A Case Study on Collaborative Zones of Agreement.pdf

The Roles of Leadership Committees in Forest Collaborative Capacity.pdf

Science and Collaborative Decisionmaking - A Case Study of the Kew Study.pdf

Treatment Objectives Report.pdf

Southern Blues Restoration Coalition Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) Documents

Southern Blues Restoration Coalition CFLRP Extension Application (2021)

Bigger Look

CFLRP Strategic Plan

Social and Economic Monitoring For the Southern Blues Restoration Coalition 2012-2013.pdf


Final CFLRP Regional Report - 2013.pdf

CFLRP Boundary Expansion Approval.pdf

CFLRP Boundary Expansion Request.pdf

2011 Southern Blues Restoration Coalition CFLRP Proposal -- FINAL -- February 15, 2011.pdf

Post-Fire Management Literature

Seeking consensus in post fire management: The Canyon Creek example

Haugo et al. 2015.pdf

Peterson et al. 2015.pdf

Richie et al. 2013.pdf

Dunn et al. 2015.pdf

Fuel Reduction Effectiveness Literature

Restoration and adaptation of fire-prone forest landscapes provide ecological, cultural, and social benefits: Facts, Myths, and Fallacies

Adapting western North American forests to climate change and wildfires: Ten common questions

Counteracting wildfire misinformation

Are fuel treatments effective at achieving ecological and social objectives A systematic review (Kalies & Kent 2016).pdf

Basic principles of forest fuel reduction treatments (Agee & Skinner 2005).pdf

Can prescribed fire be used to maintain fuel treatment effectiveness over time in the Black Hills (Battaglia 2008).pdf

Changes in fuelbed characteristics and resulting fire potentials after fuel reduction treatments in dry forests of the Blue Mountains (Youngblood 2008).pdf

Do thinning and-or burning treatments in western USA ponderosa or Jeffrey pine dominated forests help restore natural fire (Fule 2012).pdf

Dry forests and wildland fires of the inland Northwest USA (Hessburg et al. 2005).pdf

Effects of tree cutting and fire on understory vegetation in mixed conifer (Abella & Springer 2015).pdf

Fire Treatment Effects on Vegetation Structure, Fuels, and Potential Fire Severity in Western US Forsets (Stephens et al. 2009).pdf

Canyon Creek Fire Fuels Treatment Effectiveness Assessment:

Beyond Fuel Treatment Effectiveness - Characterizing Interactions between Fire and Treatments (Barnett etal 2016).pdf

Fire Management Literature

Evidence for Widespread Changes in the Structure, Composition, and Fire Regimes of Western North American Forest Landscapes

Historical fire-climate Relationships in Contrasting Interior PNW Forest Types (Johnston et al. 2017).pdf

Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management Literature

HCRC Prescribed Fire Factsheet_Final.pdf

Characterizing Public Tolerance of Smoke from Wildland Fires (Engebretson et al. 2016).pdf

A Statistical Model for Determining Impact of Wildland Fires on Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in Central California Aided by Satellite Imagery of Smoke (Preisler et al 2015).pdf

Wildland Fire Management and Air Quality in the Southern Sierra Nevada Using the Lion Fire as a Case Study with a Multiyear Perspective on pm25 Impacts and Fire Policy (Schweizer 2016).pdf

Effectiveness and Longevity of Wildland Fire as a Fuel Treatment (Parks et al 2016).pdf

Forest Fire Policy Change Conventional Thinking of Smoke Management to Prioritize Long-Term Air Quality and Public Health (Schweizer et al 2016).pdf

Riparian Restoration and Management Literature

Restoring Rivers, Sustaining Communities.pdf

Riparian Fuel Treatments in the Western USA - Dwire et al. 2016.pdf

Riparian Restoration Workshop Meeting Minutes - November 16, 2016.pdf

Prescribed fires as ecological surrogates for wildfires A stream and riparian perspective (Arkle et al. 2009).pdf

Wildlife Management Literature

Wildlife-Friendly Fuels Reduction in Nonfederal Dry Forests in the PNW (2016).pdf

Blue Mountains Forest Plan Elk Standards and Guidelines Presentation.pdf

Aspen Restoration Literature

BMFP Aspen Zones of Agreement (October 2017) - FINAL.pdf

Aspen: Restoring the Jewel of Oregon’s Dry Forests

Malheur National Forest Quaking Aspen Restoration Program (Tatum 2007).pdf