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The worldwide decline in bee populations is threatening the delivery of pollination services, thus leading to the development of pollinator restoration strategies. In the United States, one way to protect and restore bee populations is to use seed mixes composed of pollinator-friendly native plants to revegetate federal lands following disturbance. However, we lack information about which native plant species and mixes are best for bees.
Phellinus noxius is a fungus that causes brown root rot disease in tree and shrub species of subtropical and tropical regions. It has infected and rapidly killed hundreds of important tree and shrub species in these regions.
This report presents the strategic direction for research at the Rocky Mountain Research Station to address climate change challenges in the context of resilience, disturbance, and recovery. It describes how current and future RMRS research programs could be enhanced and applied to address emerging challenges.
Resumen Tras los incendios forestales en Estados Unidos, el Departamento de Agricultura y el Departamento del Interior movilizan equipos de respuesta de emergencia en zonas quemadas (BAER) para evaluar las condiciones inmediatas de las cuencas hidrográficas tras el incendio. Los equipos BAER deben determinar las amenazas de inundación, erosión del suelo e inestabilidad.
This is the fourth in a series of periodic monitoring reports on the status and trends of late-successional and old-growth (LSOG) forests since the implementation of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) in 1994.
This is the fourth in a series of periodic monitoring reports on status and trends of forests used by northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina; NSO) for nesting, roosting, and dispersal on federally administered lands within the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) area (NSO range in the United States) since its implementation in 1994.
The USDA Forest Service anticipated that COVID-19 outbreaks among fire management personnel would potentially impact the agency’s ability to maintain the readiness of the wildland fire system and to respond to large complex wildfires across the country. In response, the agency implemented emergency action plans across the United States in March 2020 to reduce spread of COVID-19.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service manages more than 779,000 km2 (193 million acres) of national forests and grasslands (collectively, National Forest System [NFS] lands) that play a significant role in providing clean, fresh water for local ecosystems and economies. This water is sometimes transferred hundreds of kilometers away to also serve big cities through inter-basin transfers (IBTs).
For centuries, humans occupied and altered California Park, a unique high-elevation rangeland in northwestern Colorado. The area’s rich biodiversity attracted Native American hunters and successive European-American cattlemen, sheepherders, homesteaders, and recreationists.
Suppression of most wildland fire ignitions has defined fire management in the United States since 1935. These past suppression activities, along with climate change impacts and other factors, have resulted in longer fire seasons and increased frequency of large fires in many forest ecosystems across the western United States, thus resulting in a fire management crisis.