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* News release issued by Durham University, United Kingdom   Environmental conditions, more than human impacts, explain why some parts of the globe harbour more endangered species than others, according to new research.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 3, 2020 – Pinyon and juniper woodlands across the Western U.S. are changing, and this affects the communities and people who depend on them.
The USDA Forest Service has chosen Dr. Monica Lear to champion science, diversity, and a positive work environment in her new role as the permanent Station Director of the Rocky Mountain Research Station. Upon hearing the announcement of her selection, Monica stated, “I’m looking forward to channeling my energy for integrating science into all aspects of the Forest Service organization. The work we do here at Rocky Mountain Research Station...
 A new report about the influence of natural disturbances and management activities on carbon cycles in our national forests was just published by USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. Why is this important? Forests are resilient and constantly changing, and healthy forest ecosystems provide essential services such as clean water and air, fuel and fiber, and places to recreate. Less obvious and just as critical is the role they...
Frank McCormick, Research Program Manager of the Air, Water and Aquatic Environments science program in the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS), has been elected President of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH). The ASIH, with about 2,500 members, is the leading scientific organization dedicated to the scientific study of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. The primary emphases of the Society are to increase...
On July 2, U.S. Forest Service-Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS) research landscape ecologist Dr. Sean Parks was honored with the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his research related to wildfire science. The Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their...
The Forest Service has developed a new cross-boundary assessment tool that maps 240 million acres where significant wildfire ignitions can potentially impact over 1,800 Western communities. This new framework is described in the report Cross-boundary Wildfire and Community Exposure Assessment (RMRS-General Technical Report-392), which was recently released by the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station and Oregon State University.
* News release issued by the International Institute of Tropical Forestry
An unprecedented conservation effort is underway across 11 Western states to address threats to sagebrush ecosystems and the many species that depend on them. Today, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Interior released the Science Framework for Conservation and Restoration of the Sagebrush Biome (Part 2). The Science Framework provides a transparent, ecologically responsible approach for making policy and management decisions...
* News release issued by the American Geophysical Union

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