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Resource selection of apex raptors: Implications for siting energy development in sagebrush and prairie ecosystems

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2020
There is an urgent need to understand ecological responses of avian species to the rapidly expanding human footprint of conventional and renewable energy development in sagebrush and prairie ecosystems. The ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis) and golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) are two sympatric raptors of conservation concern that occupy and flourish in the most intact sagebrush steppe region remaining in North America.

Wyoming's forest products industry and timber harvest, 2000

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
This report traces the flow of Wyoming's 2000 timber harvest through the primary wood-using industries; provides a description of the structure, capacity, and condition of Wyoming's primary forest products industry; and quantifies volumes and uses of wood fiber. Historical wood products industry changes are discussed, as well as changes in harvest, production, and sales.

Riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems of the Bridger-Teton National Forest: An assessment of resources and current conditions

Publications Posted on: April 21, 2020
This assessment was conducted to provide information on the current conditions of riparian and groundwater-dependent ecosystems in relation to their natural range of variation on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. We summarized dominant riparian community types that are present on the Forest and described riparian fish and wildlife habitat.

Rocky Mountain Research Station Forest Inventory & Analysis: Wyoming

Pages Posted on: July 19, 2019
Inventory and monitoring efforts conducted by Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists present a systematic compilation of forest statistics of the state.

Wyoming’s forest resources, 2011-2015

Publications Posted on: October 19, 2018
This report summarizes the most recent inventory of Wyoming’s forests based on field data collected between 2011 and 2015. The report includes descriptive highlights and tables of area, numbers of trees, biomass, carbon, volume, growth, mortality, and removals. Most sections and tables are organized by forest type or forest-type group, species group, diameter class, or owner group.

Male greater sage-grouse movements among leks

Publications Posted on: October 25, 2017
Movements among leks by breeding birds (i.e., interlek movements) could affect the population's genetic flow, complicate use of lek counts as a population index, and indicate a change in breeding behavior following a disturbance. We used a Bayesian multi-state mark-recapture model to assess the daily probability of male greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) interlek movements and estimate factors influencing movements among leks.

NorWeST state temperature map for Wyoming streams

Documents and Media Posted on: March 08, 2017
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Forest Service science bolsters sagebrush and sage-grouse conservation

Media Gallery Posted on: September 16, 2016
Sagebrush ecosystems are among the largest and most threatened ecosystems in North America. Greater sage-grouse has served as the bellwether for species conservation in these ecosystems and has been considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act several times. The 2016 Conservation and restoration of sagebrush ecosystems and sage-grouse: An assessment of USDA Forest Service Science assessment will help meet continuing widespread concerns and calls for science-based conservation to mitigate threats to sagebrush ecosystems, conserve populations of sage-grouse and other sagebrush-obligate species, and restore sagebrush ecosystems throughout the western United States. 

Greater sage-grouse demographics

Media Gallery Posted on: September 07, 2016
Scientists tag greater sage-grouse and test equipment that will provide vital information to determine effects of wind energy development on breeding areas (leks) and populations in Carbon County, Wyoming.

Greater sage-grouse demographics prior to wind energy development

Science Spotlights Posted on: August 19, 2016
Researchers gather baseline information on greater sage-grouse prior to the construction of a wind energy project consisting of 1,000 turbines in Carbon County, Wyoming. These studies are being designed as a "before-after-control-impact" setup where researchers can use baseline data and compare it to data gathered after an impact to determine the effects on a given population.