Symposium 9: Rocky Mountain futures: preserving, utilizing, and sustaining Rocky Mountain ecosystems

Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America
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Abstract

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.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Symposium 9: Rocky Mountain futures: preserving, utilizing, and sustaining Rocky Mountain ecosystems
Series title Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America
DOI 10.1890/0012-9623-94.2.195
Volume 94
Issue 2
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Ecological Society of America
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America
First page 195
Last page 199