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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.

Conifer snagfall data in bark-beetle infested subalpine forests at the Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado, USA

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains data directly associated with Rhoades et al. (IN PRESS), "Snagfall the first decade after severe bark beetle infestation of high-elevation forests in Colorado, USA".

Lick Creek Demonstration-Research Forest: Data and photo archive of 25-year fire and cutting effects on vegetation and fuels

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains vegetation, fuels, and repeat photopoint data for the Lick Creek Demonstration-Research Forest Commercial Thinning + prescribed fire and Retention Shelterwood + prescribed fire study areas in western Montana. Pretreatment data were collected in 1991. The Commercial Thinning and Retention Shelterwood project areas are each stand-alone studies located in different areas and data should not be combined.

Appendix A: Regional summaries - Northwest

Publications Posted on: December 11, 2020
Forests in the Northwest region (Washington, Oregon, and Idaho) represent a complex array of composition and structure. These complexities indicate the diverse range of soils and the physical environment which affect soil and plant interactions. In this region the textural classes range from gravel to heavy clay, many are skeletal (> 35% rocks), and many are derived from volcanic materials (Isaac and Hopkins 1937).

Forest and rangeland soils of the United States under changing conditions: A comprehensive science synthesis

Publications Posted on: September 30, 2020
This open access book synthesizes leading-edge science and management information about forest and rangeland soils of the United States. It offers ways to better understand changing conditions and their impacts on soils, and explores directions that positively affect the future of forest and rangeland soil health. This book outlines soil processes and identifies the research needed to manage forest and rangeland soils in the United States.

Lick Creek: Lessons learned after 20+ years of fuel treatments in a ponderosa pine forest

Science Spotlights Posted on: September 08, 2020
Lick Creek is the longest running fuel treatment and restoration study of ponderosa pine forests in the northern U.S. Rocky Mountains. Through repeat photography and numerous published studies, we show how fuels and vegetation have changed over the 25 years since treatment and compare the effects of mechanical harvesting with and without prescribed burning.

Black and white and shed all over: How eDNA analysis can help to answer your species questions

Publications Posted on: July 21, 2020
Environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling can infer whether a species is present without the need to physically observe that species. DNA in cells sloughed off from organisms persists in the environment, where it can be collected as a water sample, extracted, and analyzed for any species of interest.

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.

Sage advice for managers: A new, collaborative science framework for conservation and restoration of the sagebrush biome

Publications Posted on: June 11, 2020
The two-part Science Framework for Conservation and Restoration of the Sagebrush Biome published by the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station is a new, multiscale approach to management of sagebrush ecosystems.

No fish left behind: Using eDNA sampling to inform fish eradication efforts

Science Spotlights Posted on: May 28, 2020
Environmental DNA methods are highly sensitive and accurate, making them ideal for detecting animals at low densities. However, this tool also come with its own unique set of challenges when applied to efforts to eradicate invasive species. This research explores the use of eDNA for evaluating invasive species eradication efforts in streams and offers best practices for incorporating eDNA methods into invasive species removal projects.