Copy of Rare Lepidoptera and Shrubland Birds: Their Presence, Distribution and Habitat Preferences on the Ossipee Pine Barrens Preserve in Carroll County, New Hampshire - A 2002 field survey

Abstract: The Ossipee Pine Barrens, a globally rare natural community type occurring in east central New Hampshire, once covered an estimated 2,800 hectares (ha). Habitat conversion has reduced the barrens to approximately 800 ha and habitat fragmentation and fire suppression have significantly degraded what remains.

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Copy of Landscape Disturbance and Succession Modeling in the Pinelands of New Jersey using LANDIS-II: The Implications of Human Influence on Fire and Forest Composition

Coupled human-natural systems present complex relationships between human influence and ecosystem response and services. The Pinelands of New Jersey represent a highly human influenced system noted for its fire regime which helps maintain pinelands cover and halt succession from pine to oak forest composition.

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Copy of Vegetation, Landcover, and Fuel Mapping of the Ossipee Pine Barrens, Carroll County, NH

Vegetation, landcover, and fuels were mapped within an 8,166-acre area of the Ossipee Pine Barrens in Carroll County, New Hampshire. The Nature Conservancy divides the Ossipee Pine Barrens landscape into three sections: White Lake State Park, Pine Barrens East, and the West Branch Pine Barrens. The mapping area covers the entire West Branch Pine Barrens, and a small portion of Pine Barrens East

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Copy of Islands of Pine: Future Climate Scenarios in the NJ Pinelands using the LANDIS-II Forest Landscape Disturbance and Succession Model

Assessing forest resilience to disturbances including climate change is an important aspect of adaptive management. Climate change impacts on fire and forest composition in the Pinelands of New Jersey have not been assessed to date and the prospect of major shifts in forest composition present challenges to the mission of the Pinelands National Reserve to preserve the ecological integrity of the Pinelands.

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Copy of Seasonal Variation in Foliage Moisture Content of Pine Species at Acadia National Park, Maine

An important factor on whether or not an intense surface fire with cause torching of individual trees, which can lead to the development of a crown fire, is the moisture content of the foliage in the overstory trees. The moisture content of the foliage of pitch pine (Pinus rigida Mill), white pine (Pinus strobus L.) and red pine (Pinus resinosa Ait.) was examined at Acadia National Park, Maine.

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Copy of Head of the Plains Nantucket Shadbush (Amelanchier nantucketensis) Response to Prescribed Fire Management, Final Report 2014

Until 2011, Nantucket shadbush was listed as a species of “Special Concern” in Massachusetts, under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. While it is still considered uncommon throughout much of its range, recent surveys have led to the removal of its “Special Concern” status. However it still remains ranked “1” for rarity in the northeast, and the island of Nantucket is likely home to some of the largest and healthiest populations

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Copy of A Summary of the 2002 Lepidoptera sampling at The Ossipee, Carroll Co., NH Pine Barrens

Previous collecting efforts by myself (then working with TNC) and Lars Crabo (an avocational Lepidopterist) and on at least one night by Thomas Rawinski (then TNC) from about 1984 to 1988 had identified numerous regional or at least state level rare moths and one skipper at Ossipee Pine Barrens a large boreal variant pitch pine-scrub oak barren in Carroll County, New Hampshire.

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Vegetation of The Ossipee Pine Barrens Preserve: Description, Classification, and Successional Trends. Carroll County, NH

To aid in management planning, I used analysis of current and historical aerial photos, data from 32 study plots and 10 observation points, and multivariate analysis to classify the vegetation of the Preserve into eight types, and to map and describe these types.

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