WESTERN ASPEN ALLIANCE is a joint venture between Utah State University’s College of Natural Resources, USDI Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station and National Forest Systems, whose purpose is to facilitate and coordinate research issues related to quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) communities of the west. The Western Aspen Alliance (WAA — pronounced “way”) will facilitate cooperative research and disseminate state-of-the-science aspen information to interested managers, researchers, the public, and other entities.
The overall goal of the Western Aspen Alliance is to facilitate effective and appropriate management of aspen ecosystems in Western North America through coordinated scientific efforts and shared information.
I have used the WAA to help keep up to date with the vast and growing literature on aspen and its ecology. This has been both through their workshops and the newsletter. Thanks for the help!Steve Kilpatrick
WAA gives us a window into the research literature that we'd be too busy to obtain otherwise.Ralph Baierlein
Friends of Northern Arizona Forests benefits from the sense of community that WAA generates.Ralph Baierlein
The WAA...serves as an international hub to connect me with other researchers and practitioners engaged in aspen ecology and managementKevin Krasnow
The Western Aspen Alliance not only helps me keep up on emerging trends and findings related to aspen ecology and research, but serves as an international hub to connect me with other researchers and practitioners engaged in aspen ecology and management.Kevin Krasnow
The WAA website provides links to unique, interesting, and applicable research to issues concerning aspen restoration.Jim Snyder
In my experience the WAA helps to facilitate a productive dialogue amongst resource managers who have a direct influence on potential management actions and researchers who can help inform the need for changes to managementIan Tator