Preserving quaking leaves in the Valley

 

Erik Gantt

Paul Rogers, PhD, director of the Western Aspen Alliance and a professor at Utah State University discusses potential treatment options for an aspen stand on the Big Creek Ranch.

The health and ecological study of aspen communities is important to the North Platte River Valley for several reasons, and Paul Rogers PhD, director of the Western Aspen Alliance explained why at the Platte Valley Community Center Thursday night. According to Dr. Rogers, aspen systems are economically important because they support water conservation, forage for wildlife, can be used as fire breaks, create wildlife habitat, are important to recreation (think ski areas and leaf tours in the fall), are harvested for timber and are hot spots for hunting and wildlife viewing. Members of the pu...



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