This paragraph shall not define the term “adaptive ecosystem management” for the purposes of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.).
The term “dry forest and woodland ecosystem” means an ecosystem that is dominated by ponderosa pines and associated dry forest and woodland types.
The term “Institute” means an Institute established under section 6704(a) of this title.
The term “interior West” means the States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
The term “land manager” means a person or entity that practices or guides natural resource management.
The term “land manager” includes a Federal, State, local, or tribal land management agency.
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Forest Service.
The term “stakeholder” means any person interested in or affected by management of forest or woodland ecosystems.
Are trees that occur underneath the canopy or extend into the canopy but are smaller and less vigorous than dominant trees.
Where the number of trees per acre exceeds the natural carrying capacity of the site.
The ability of a system to absorb disturbance without being pushed into a different, possibly less desirable stable state.