Symposium 9: Rocky Mountain futures: preserving, utilizing, and sustaining Rocky Mountain ecosystems
In 2002 we published Rocky Mountain Futures, an Ecological Perspective (Island Press) to examine the cumulative ecological effects of human activity in the Rocky Mountains. We concluded that multiple local activities concerning land use, hydrologic manipulation, and resource extraction have altered ecosystems, although there were examples where the “tyranny of small decisions” worked in a positive way toward more sustainable coupled human/environment interactions. Superimposed on local change was climate change, atmospheric deposition of nitrogen and other pollutants, regional population growth, and some national management policies such as fire suppression.
|Symposium 9: Rocky Mountain futures: preserving, utilizing, and sustaining Rocky Mountain ecosystems
|Jill S. Baron, Timothy Seastedt, Daniel B. Fagre, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Diana Tomback, Elizabeth Garcia, Zachary H. Bowen, Jesse A. Logan
|Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Fort Collins Science Center