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Asking “what-if” questions: New ST-Sim tool helps managers forecast future rangeland conditions

Posted date: February 11, 2020
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February 2020

How do land management decisions shape landscapes decades into the future? With the influence of climate change and its associated stressors, it’s an increasingly thorny question. According to Paulette Ford, a research ecologist with the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Albuquerque, New Mexico, "Land managers were coming to me and saying, ‘The rain’s coming too late in the season,’ or ‘We’ve got these weird fire cycles.’ What they’re talking about is unprecedented events and climate variability."



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