Publications – Mike Curran

Listed in order of publication date.

 

  • Hope, G., P. Jordan, R. Winkler, T. Giles, M. Curran, K. Soneff, and B. Chapman. 2015. Post-wildfire natural hazards risk analysis in British Columbia. Prov. B.C., Victoria, B.C. Land Manag. Handb. 69. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh69.htm [Link]
  • Berch, S.M., M. Curran, C. Dymond, K. Hannam, M. Murray, S. Tedder, B. Titus, and M. Todd. 2012. Criteria and guidance considerations for sustainable tree stump harvesting in British Columbia. Scand. J. For. Res. 27(8):709-723 [Link]
  • Curran, M. 2012. Soil Conservation I: Introduction. BC Min. For., Lands and Nat. Resourc. Oper., Victoria, BC. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Bro/Bro92.htm [Link]
  • Curran, M. 2012. Soil Conservation II: considerations for Forest and Range Operations. BC Min. For., Lands and Nat. Resourc. Oper., Victoria, BC. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Bro/Bro93.htm [Link]
  • Berch, S.M.; Curran, M.C.; Dymond, C.; Hannam, K.; Murray, M.; Tedder, S.; Titus, B.; Todd, M. 2012. Criteria and guidance considerations for sustainable tree stump harvesting in British Columbia. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 27(8): 709-723.
  • Curran, M. 2011. Rover-Sedlack Long-term Soil Productivity site [field trip description]. In Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology (editor). Presentation summaries from Carbon Management in British Columbia Ecosystems Workshop, June 15-16, 2011, Nelson, BC. pp. 109 
  • Curran, M. 2011. Soil considerations in carbon management. In Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology (editor). Presentation summaries from Carbon Management in British Columbia Ecosystems Workshop, June 15-16, 2011, Nelson, BC. pp. 86-89 
  • Kabzems, R., S. Dube, M. Curran, B. Chapman, S. Berch, G. Hope, M. Kranabetter, and C. Bulmer. 2011. Maintaining soil productivity in forest biomass chipping operations best management practices for soil conservation. B.C. Min. For. Range, For. Sci. Prog., Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 98. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/En/En98.htm [Link]
  • Page-Dumroese, D., M. Jurgensen, D. Neary, M. Curran, and C. Trettin. 2010. Soil Quality Is Fundamental to Ensuring Healthy Forests. In: Pye, John M.; Rauscher, H. Michael; Sands, Yasmeen; Lee, Danny C.; Beatty, Jerome S., tech. eds. 2010. Advances in threat assessment and their application to forest and rangeland management. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-802. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest and Southern Research Stations. pp. 27-36. [Link]
  • Page-Dumroese, D.S., M.F. Jurgensen, M.P. Curran, and S.M. DeHart. 2010. Cumulative effects of fuels treatments on soil and site productivity and hydrologic function. Chapter 9 in: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa. Eds. 2010. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station pp. 164-174. 
  • Curran, M. 2010. Soil Risk Matrix for Off-Road Vehicle Damage (Changes) to Soil: Lake Koocanusa Area - Final version, May 28, 2010. B.C. Min. For. Range, South. Interior. For. Reg., Nelson, B.C. [PDF 4125KB]
  • Curran, M. and D. Maynard. 2009. Preface: Forest Soil Disturbance. Can. J. Soil Sci. 89(1):1-2. [Link]
  • Curran, M.P. and D.F. Scott. 2009. Fire Landscape in Canada: How to Restore or Prevent Them. In: Cerda, A. and P.R. Robichaud (eds). Fire Effects on Soils and Restoration Strategies. 2009. Enfield, NH: Science Publishers.
  • Curran, M.P. and D.G. Maynard. 2009. Science-based management of forest soil disturbance. Can. J. Soil Sci. 89(1):3-11. [Link]
  • Maynard, D.G. and M.P. Curran. 2009. Twenty-year interior spruce tree growth and nutrient levels on calcareous soils in southeastern British Columbia. B.C. Min. For., For. Sci. Prog., Victoria, B.C. Res. Rep. 29. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Rr/Rr29.htm [Link]
  • Page-Dumroese, D.S., M.F. Jurgensen, D. Neary, M.P. Curran, and C. Trettin. 2009. Soil quality is fundamental to ensuring healthy forests. In: Lee, D.C., J. Beatty, C.G. Shaw, J.M. Pye, and Y. Sands (eds). Forest Environmental Threats. Forest Encyclopedia Network (last modified: 2008-11-14). Online: http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/32582. [2009, April 6]. [Link]
  • Scott, D.F., M.P. Curran, P.R. Robichaud, and J.W. Wagenbrenner. 2009. Soil Erosion after Forest Fire. Chapter 6 in: Cerda, A.; Robichaud, P.R., eds. Fire Effects on Soils and Restoration Strategies. 2009. Enfield, NH: Science Publishers. 177-196.
  • Tan, X., M.P. Curran, S.X. Chang, and D.G. Maynard. 2009. Early growth responses of lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir to soil compaction, organic matter removal, and rehabilitation treatments in southeastern British Columbia. For. Sci. 55(3):210-220. 
  • Curran, M.P., S.A. Covert, and P. Jordan. 2008. Managing post-wildfire erosion risks. B.C. Forest Professional Magazine, January - February 2008. 
  • Curran, M.P., C.E. Bulmer, S.M. Berch, S. Dube, B.K. Chapman, G.D. Hope, S. Currie, P.J. Courtin, and J.M. Kranabetter (Compilers). 2008. Protocol for soil resource stewardship monitoring: cutblock level. Version 4.0. Forest and Range Evaluation Program, B.C. Min. For. Range, and B.C. Min. Env., Victoria BC. [PDF 1686KB]
  • Partington, M., M. Curran, and R. Magai. 2008. Using GPS, field traverses and computer-based sampling simulation to aid in the development of forest soil protection standards, guidelines and monitoring protocols. FERIC internal report IR-2008-01-15, Pointe Claire, QC. 
  • Bulmer, C., S.M. Berch, M. Curran, B. Chapman, M. Kranabetter, S. Dube, G. Hope, P. Courtin, and R. Kabzems. 2008. Monitoring the effects of forest practices on soil productivity and hydrologic function. BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management 9(2):48-59.
  • Curran, M.P., S.A. Covert, and P. Jordan. 2007. Managing post wildfire erosion risks. Article in ABCFP Forest Professional Magazine. 
  • Curran, M., D. Maynard, R. Heninger, T. Terry, S. Howes, D. Stone, T. Niemann, and R.E. Miller. 2007. Elements and rationale for a common approach to assess and report soil disturbance. For. Chron. 83(6):852-866. [Link]
  • Bulmer, C.E., J. Archuleta, and M.P. Curran. 2007. Restoring and enhancing productivity of degraded tephra-derived soils. In: Page-Dumroese, D., R. Miller, J. Mital, P. McDaniel, and D. Miller (tech. Eds). 2007. Volcanic-Ash-Derived Forest Soils of the Inland Northwest: Properties and Implications for Management and Restoration. 9-10 November 2005; Coeur d’Alene, ID. Proceedings RMRS-P-44; Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. pp. 121-135. [Link]
  • Covert, S.A., M.P. Curran, and P. Jordan. 2007. Post wildfire erosion and flooding risk mitigation and the effects of hillslope soil treatments (poster). Presented at Ecological Restoration in Southeastern BC: Grasslands to Mountaintops, Columbia Mountains Institute, October 11-13, 2007, Cranbrook BC. [Poster 082 1250KB]
  • Curran, M.P., P. Green, and D.G. Maynard. 2007. Volcanic Ash Soils: Sustainable Soil Management Practices, with examples of harvest effects and root disease trends. In: Volcanic-Ash-Derived Forest Soils of the Inland Northwest: Properties and Implications for
  • Page-Dumroese, D.S., M.F. Jurgensen, M.P. Curran, and S.M. DeHart. 2006. Cumulative effects of fuels treatments on soil and site productivity and hydrologic function. Presented at Cumulative Watershed Effects workshop - a state of the knowledge review, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2005. USDA - FS GTR-RMS.
  • Curran, M.P., B.K. Chapman, G.D. Hope, and D.F. Scott. 2006. Large-scale Erosion and Flooding after Wildfires: Understanding the Soil Conditions. B.C. Min. For. Range, Res. Br., Victoria, B.C. Tech. Rep. 030. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Tr/Tr030.htm [Link]
  • Choi, W-J., S.X. Chang, M.P. Curran, H-M. Ro, M. Kamaluddin, and J.J. Zwiazek. 2005. Foliar carbon isotope composition and nitrogen isotope abundance response of lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir seedlings to soil compaction and forest floor removal. For. Sci. 51(6):546-555. [Link]
  • Curran, M.P., D.G. Maynard, R.L. Heninger, T.A. Terry, S.W. Howes, D.M. Stone, T. Niemann, R.E. Miller, and R.F. Powers. 2005. An adaptive management process for forest soil conservation. For. Chron. 81(5):717-722. [Link]
  • Curran, M.P., R.E. Miller, S.W. Howes, D.G. Maynard, T.A. Terry, R.L. Heninger, T. Niemann, K. van Rees, R.F. Powers, and S.H. Schoenholtz. 2005. Progress towards more uniform assessment and reporting of soil disturbance for operations, research, and sustainability protocols. For. Ecol. Manage. 220(1-3):17-30. [Link]
  • Kamaluddin, M., S.X. Chang, M.P. Curran, and J.J. Zwiazek. 2005. Soil Compaction and Forest Floor Removal Affect Early Growth and Physiology of Lodgepole Pine and Douglas-Fir in British Columbia. For. Sci. 51(6):513-521. [Link]
  • Krzic, M. and M.P. Curran. 2005. Forest Soils and Tree Nutrition. In Forestry Handbook - 5th ed. S.B Watts and L. Tolland (editors). UBC Press. Vancouver, BC. pp. 358-393 
  • Curran, M.P., R.L. Heninger, D.G. Maynard, and R.F. Powers. 2005. Harvesting effects on soils, tree growth and long-term productivity. In: Productivity of Western Forests: A Forest Products Focus. USFS GTR-PNW-642. pp 3-15. [PDF 2602KB]
  • Sachs, D.L., J.L. Heineman, W.J. Mather, M.P. Curran, and S.W. Simard. 2005. Expert System for Site Preparation and Vegetation Management in Southern Interior British Columbia. (Model: accessed November 17, 2005). 
  • Scott, D., P. Jordan, D. Dobson, M. Curran, K. Turner, and W. Grainger. 2005. Wildfire-induced water repellency in British Columbia and its hydrological consequences. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, 01387, 2005. 
  • Management and Restoration. 9-10 November 2005; Coeur d'Alene, ID. Proceedings RMRS-P-44; Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. pp. 97-119. [Link]
  • Dykstra, P. and M.P. Curran. 2002. Skid road recontouring in southeastern British Columbia: 7-year tree growth results. B.C. Min. For., Res. Br., Victoria. B.C. Tech. Rep. 001. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Tr/Tr001.htm [Link]
  • Chapman, B.K., E.J. Begin, and M.P. Curran. 2001. Using Hypholoma Fasciculare Inoculation as a Means to Control Armillaria Root Disease on Calcareous Soils: Trial Establishment and Monitoring. B.C. Min. For., Cariboo For. Reg. Exten. Note 33. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/RSI/FSP/Cariboo/C_ext_notes/ENC33.pdf [Cariboo Extension Note 33 2519KB]
  • Quesnel, H. and M. Curran. 2000. Post-Harvest Soil Disturbance And Compaction After Shelterwood Harvesting Near Golden. In Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology (editor). Presentation summaries from CMI Annual Researchers' Meeting 2000, April 27, 2000. Revelstoke, BC. pp. 9-10. 
  • Quesnel, H. and M.P. Curran. 2000. Shelterwood Harvesting in Root Disease Infected Forests in Southeastern British Columbia: Post-Harvest Soil Compaction - EP 1186. B.C. Min. For., Nelson For. Reg. Exten. Note 048. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/RSI/FSP/Nelson/ENN048.pdf [Link]
  • Quesnel, H. and M.P. Curran. 2000. Shelterwood harvesting in root-disease infected stands - post-harvest soil disturbance and compaction. For. Ecol. Manage. 133(1-2):89-113. [Link]
  • Dykstra, P.R. and M.P. Curran. 2000. Tree growth on rehabilitated skid roads in southeast British Columbia. For. Ecol. Manage. 133(1-2):145-156. [Link]
  • Bulmer, C.E. and M.P. Curran. 2000. Establishing an Operational Trial of Soil Rehabilitation: Two Examples. B.C. Min. For., Nelson For. Reg. Exten. Note 047. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/RSI/FSP/Nelson/ENN047.pdf [Link]
  • Bulmer, C.E., S. Berch, B. Chapman, M. Curran, D. Hodgkins, G.D. Hope, M. Jones, M.R. Plotnikoff, M.G. Schmidt, K.H. Venner, and G. Xiao. 2000. Update on Soil Rehabilitation Research in the Southern Interior. In: Proceedings, From science to management and back: a science forum for southern interior ecosystems of British Columbia. C. Hollstedt, K. Sutherland, and T. Innes (editors). Southern Interior Forest Extension and Research Partnership, Kamloops, B.C., pp. 29-32. 
  • Chapman, B.K., E.J. Begin, and M.P. Curran. 2000. Using Hypholoma fasciculare Inoculation as a Means to Control Armillaria Root Disease on Calcareous Soils: Trial Establishment and Monitoring. B.C. Min. For., Nelson For. Reg. Exten. Note 052. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/RSI/FSP/Nelson/ENN052.pdf [Link]
  • Curran, M.P., I. Davis, and B. Mitchell. 2000. Silviculture Prescription Data Collection Field Handbook: Interpretive Guide for Data Collection, Site Stratification, and Sensitivity Evaluation for Silviculture Prescriptions. B.C. Min. For., Res. Br., Victoria, B.C. Land Manag. Handb. 47. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/Lmh/Lmh47.htm [Link]
  • Curran, M.P., K. Sacenieks, and E.J. Begin. 2000. Effects of Harvest Season and Root Rot Treatment on Sensitive Soils in the Rocky Mountains:Trial Establishment. B.C. Min. For., Nelson For. Reg. Exten. Note 049. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/RSI/FSP/Nelson/ENN049.pdf [Link]
  • Curran, M.P., S.M. Berch, C.E. Bulmer, G.D. Hope, J.M. Kranabetter, P. Sanborn, R.P. Brockley, and D.L. Spittlehouse. 2000. Strategic plan for forest and range soils research and extension in British Columbia. B.C. Min. For., For. Sci. Prog., Victoria, B.C. Work Pap. 32. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/wp/wp32.htm [Link]
  • Bulmer, C.E. and M.P. Curran. 1999. Retrospective Evaluation of Log Landing Rehabilitation on Coarser Textured Soils in Southeastern British Columbia. B.C. Min. For., Nelson For. Reg. Exten. Note 042. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/RSI/FSP/Nelson/ENN042/ENN042.htm [Link]
  • Curran, M.P. 1999. Harvest Systems and Strategies to Reduce Soil and Regeneration Impacts (and Costs). Paper presented at FERIC Conference: Forest Equipment / Soils Interaction Workshop, Feb. 26, 1991, at Alberta Research Council, Edmonton, Alberta. 
  • Curran, M.P. and C.E. Bulmer. 1999. Forestry as an end use for reclaimed mines: some considerations. In: Mine decommissioning, Proceedings of the twenty-third annual British Columbia mine reclamation symposium, Kamloops, September 20-23, 1999. pp.84-95.
  • Curran, M.P. and C.E. Bulmer. 1999. Forestry as an end use for reclaimed mines: some considerations. In: Mine decommissioning, Proceedings of the twenty-third annual British Columbia mine reclamation symposium, Kamloops, September 20-23, 1999. pp.84-95.
  • Dykstra, P.R. and M.P. Curran. 1999. Tree Growth on Rehabilitated Skid Roads in Southeastern British Columbia. B.C. Min. For., Nelson For. Reg. Exten. Note 046. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/RSI/FSP/Nelson/ENN046.pdf [Link]
  • Hall, K.J. and M.P. Curran. 1999. Effect of Calcareous Soil Deposits on Underlying Forest Floor pH in the Rocky Mountain Trench. B.C. Min. For., Nelson For. Reg. Exten. Note 045. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/RSI/FSP/Nelson/ENN045/ENN045.htm [Link]
  • Kishchuk, B.E., D.G. Maynard, and M.P. Curran. 1999. Calcareous Soils. Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Technology Transfer Note 15. 
  • Plotnikoff, M., M. Schmidt, C.E. Bulmer, and M.P. Curran. 1999. Forest productivity and soil conditions on rehabilitated landings: interior British Columbia. B.C. Min. For., Res. Br., Victoria, B.C. Exten. Note 40. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/En/En40.htm [Link]
  • Quesnel, H. and M.P. Curran. 1999. Shelterwood Harvesting in Root Disease Infected Stands in Southeastern British Columbia: Post-Harvest Soil Disturbance - EP 1186. B.C. Min. For., Nelson For. Reg. Exten. Note 043. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/RSI/FSP/Nelson/ENN043/ENN043.htm [Link]
  • Norris, D., J. McLaughlin, and M.P. Curran. 1998. Armillaria Root Disease Management Guidelines For the Nelson Forest Region. B.C. Min. For., Nel. For. Reg., Nelson, B.C. Tech. Rep. TR-014. <http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/RSI/FSP/Nelson/RNE_TR-014.htm> [Link]
  • Curran, M.P. and P.R. Dykstra. 1997. Skid Road Rehabilitation Techniques for Restoring Productivity in the B.C. Interior. In: Reclamation in the Rockies, Twenty-First Annual British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium and Twenty-Second Annual Canadian Land Reclamation Association Meeting, Cranbrook, September 22-25, 1997.pp. 143-152.
  • Curran, M.P., B. Fraser, L. Bedford, P.M. Osberg, and B. Mitchell. 1993. Site preparation strategies to manage soil disturbance - interior sites: revised edition, June 1993. B.C. Min. For., Res. Br., Victoria, B.C. Land Manag. Handb. Field Guide Insert 2. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/Fgi/Fgi02.htm [Link]
  • Curran, M.P. and M.M. Johnston. 1993. A Quick Tour of the SYTEPREP Decision Aid. Min. For., Res. Section, Nelson, B.C. Research Summary RS-009. [Link]
  • Johnston, M., Y. Wand, and M.P. Curran. 1993. An Expert System to Support Site Preparation Decisions related to Reforestation - Working Paper 181. 
  • Braumandl, T.F. and M.P. Curran. 1992. A Field Guide for Site Identification and Interpretation for the Nelson Forest Region. Res. Br., B.C. Min. For., Victoria, B.C. Land Manag. Handb. 20. http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/Docs/Lmh/Lmh20.htm [Link]
  • Curran, M.P. and M.M. Johnston. 1992. Overview of the SYTEPREP Computer-Based System (SYstem To Evaluate PRescription Effects on potential Productivity). Min. For., Res. Section, Nelson, B.C. Research Summary RS-006. [Link]
  • Curran, M.P. and S. Thompson. 1991. Measuring soil disturbance following timber harvesting. B.C. Min. For., Res. Br., Victoria, B.C. Land Manage. Handb. Field Guide Insert 5. www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/Fgi/Fgi05.htm [Link]
  • Curran, M.P. and T.M. Ballard. 1990. Some slashburning effects on soil and trees in British Columbia. In: S.P. Gessel, D.S. Lacate, G.F. Weetman, and R.F. Powers. Sustained Productivity of Forest Soils. Proceedings of the 7th North American Forest Soils Conference, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry Publication, Vancouver, BC. pp.355-361. [PDF 416KB]
  • Thompson, S.R., G.F. Utzig, and M.P. Curran. 1990. Growth of Juvenile Englemann Spruce on Skidroads (ESSFc - Nelson Forest Region). Min. For., Res. Section, Nelson, B.C. Research Summary RS-001. [Link]