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The Colorado Plateau free pdf Stretching from the four corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah, the Colorado Plateau is a natural laboratory for a wide range of studies. This volume presents 23 original articles drawn from more than 100 research projects presented at the Sixth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau. This scientific gathering revolved around research, inventory, and monitoring of lands in the region. The book's contents cover management techniques for cultural, biological, and physical resources, representing collaborative efforts among federal, university, and private sector scientists and land managers. Chapters on cultural concerns cover benchmarks of modern southwestern anthropological knowledge, models of past human activity and impact of modern visitation at newly established national monuments, challenges in implementing the 1964 Wilderness Act, and opportunities for increased federal research on Native American lands. The section on biological resources comprises sixteen chapters, with coverage that ranges from mammalian biogeography to responses of elk at the urban-wildland interface. Additional biological studies include the effects of fire and grazing on vegetation- research on bald eagles at Grand Canyon and tracking wild turkeys using radio collars- and management of palentological resources. Two final chapters on physical resources consider a proposed rerouting of the Rio de Flag River in urban Flagstaff, Arizona, and an examination of past climate patterns over the Plateau, using stream flow records and tree ring data. In light of similarities in habitat and climate across the Colorado Plateau, techniques useful to particular management units have been found to be applicable in many locations. This volume highlights an abundance of research that will prove useful for all of those working in the region, as well as for others seeking comparative studies that integrate research into land management actions.

About Charles Van Riper

Kenneth L. Cole is a research ecologist with the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center's Colorado Plateau Field Station and an adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University.

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Author : Charles Van Riper
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Data Published : 15 January 2004
ISBN : 0816524084
EAN : 9780816524082
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 279 pages
Age + : 0-1 years
Language : English
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