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Title: Implementing ecologically based invasive plant management: Lessons from a century of demonstration projects in Park Valley, Utah

Author
item Morris, Lesley - Utah State University
item Monaco, Thomas
item Call, Christopher - Utah State University
item Sheley, Roger
item Ralphs, Michael

Submitted to: Rangelands
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/12/2011
Publication Date: 4/21/2011
Citation: Morris, L.R., Monaco, T.A., Call, C.A., Sheley, R.L., Ralphs, M.H. 2011. Implementing ecologically based invasive plant management: Lessons from a century of demonstration projects in Park Valley, Utah. Rangelands. 33:2-9.

Interpretive Summary: This article explores historical aspects of these demonstration projects and the lessons about how their outcomes assist with implementing an Ecologically Based Invasive Plant Management program. While the number of demonstration sites may be unique to Park Valley, the land-use history and changes it has experienced are commonplace throughout the West. This historical legacy and its lessons have important implications for management objectives across the West.

Technical Abstract: This article explores historical aspects of these demonstration projects and the lessons about how their outcomes assist with implementing an Ecologically Based Invasive Plant Management program. While the number of demonstration sites may be unique to Park Valley, the land-use history and changes it has experienced are commonplace throughout the West. This historical legacy and its lessons have important implications for management objectives across the West.