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Species occurrence data from the aquatic eDNAtlas database

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The eDNA samples in the eDNAtlas database describe species occurrence locations and were collected by the U.S. Forest Service and numerous agencies that have partnered with the National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation (NGC) throughout the United States. This project began in 2015, but updates will include legacy data that were collected using the same protocol. The eDNAtlas database consists of three feature classes.

Location, Location, Location. Scale, Scale, Scale: Mexican Spotted Owl Habitat

Documents and Media Posted on: December 05, 2020
Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists use modeling to help untangle the layers of complexity among these relationships in order to gain insights about the Mexican spotted owl that would be impossible to obtain otherwise.  Document Type: Other Documents

Through the Smoke: Spotted Owls, Wildfire, and Forest Restoration

Documents and Media Posted on: December 05, 2020
In the Southwest, scientists and managers are working together to find ways to reduce the risk of future megafires while also maintaining critical nesting habitat for Mexican spotted owls.  Document Type: Other Documents

Concealment of juvenile bull trout in response to temperature, light, and substrate: Implications for detection

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2020
Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) are challenging to detect as a result of the species cryptic behavior and coloration, relatively low densities in complex habitats, and affinity for cold, high clarity, low conductivity waters. Bull trout are also closely associated with the stream bed, frequently conceal in substrate, and this concealment behavior is poorly understood.

Development and evaluation of habitat suitability models for nesting white-headed woodpecker (Dryobates albolarvatus) in burned forest

Publications Posted on: July 27, 2020
Salvage logging in burned forests can negatively affect habitat for white-headed woodpeckers (Dryobates albolarvatus), a species of conservation concern, but also meets socioeconomic demands for timber and human safety. Habitat suitability index (HSI) models can inform forest management activities to help meet habitat conservation objectives.

An assessment of vulnerable wildlife, their habitats, and protected areas in the contiguous United States

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Although they are the foundations of most efforts to conserve biodiversity, protected areas in the United States have, historically, not always been located in the most important areas to accomplish this goal.

Wildlife habitat considerations

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
Fire, insects, disease, harvesting, and precommercial thinning all create mosaics on Northern Rocky Mountain landscapes. These mosaics are important for faunal habitat. Consequently, changes such as created openings or an increase in heavily stocked areas affect the water, cover, and food of forest habitats.

Clarifying the degree and type of public good collective action problem posed by natural resource management challenges

Publications Posted on: June 17, 2020
Increasingly, scholars have sought to understand the role of collective action across property boundaries to address natural resource management challenges.

Getting climate-smart with seeds: How a new software tool helps prepare landscapes for expected future conditions

Publications Posted on: June 17, 2020
Sagebrush ecosystems are a major component of western U.S. landscapes and they provide vital habitat to a wide array of wildlife species, including greater sage-grouse and pygmy rabbits. However, in recent decades, sagebrush ecosystems have been reduced or degraded by a wide range of disturbances, including human development, overgrazing, severe fires, and encroachment by cheatgrass and pinyon-juniper woodlands.

Seeds of Success: A conservation and restoration investment in the future of U.S. lands

Publications Posted on: May 10, 2020
Seeds of Success (SOS) is a national seed collection program led by the Bureau of Land Management. SOS represents the most comprehensive native seed repository in the United States, supporting native plant restoration, management, and research. Since inception in 2000, SOS has collected seeds from over 24,400 native plant populations from ~5,600 taxa from 43 states.