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Science You Can Use, 2020

Delivering scientific information to those making and influencing land management decisionsImage of the front cover of three Science You Can Use publications from 2019.

The bimonthly Science You Can Use Bulletin and our NEW Science You Can Use (in 5 minutes) are Rocky Mountain Research Station publications providing synthesized scientific information for high-priority management needs. The publications on this page synthesize research conducted by station scientists and collaborators in 2019 and deliver key science findings and management implications to people who make and influence decisions about managing land and natural resources. 

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Science You Can Use (in 5 minutes) from 2020

short grass steppe, pinyon juniper


Asking "what-if" questions: New ST-Sim tool helps managers forecast future rangeland conditionsDownload

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February 2020

Unforeseen Events and Climate Variability: How do land management decisions shape landscapes decades into the future? With the influence of climate change and its associated stressors, it’s an increasingly thorny question.

Example of a forest structure suitable for northern goshawks and producing high quality timber

Morphology is better than size for revealing a tree’s age on Colorado’s Front RangeDownload

Science You Can Use (in 5 minutes)

January 2020

In Colorado’s Front Range, restoring fire-dependent ponderosa forests is a management priority often informed by understanding the historical structure and ecological function of these forests. Retention of old ponderosa pine trees within restored stands provides forests with a diversity of age structure, genetics, and resilience to low to moderate severity wildfires.


Science You Can Use bulletins from 2020

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