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12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop

Visit workshop website. The 12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop (NAFEW) will celebrate 25 years of bringing together diverse stakeholders from across Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It will be June...

USFS Climate Change Resource Center

Visit website. Find research briefs, tools, and more on specific topics in natural resource sciences and management related to climate change

Wildfires and climate change push low-elevation forests across a threshold

View article. This study quantified relationships between annual climate conditions and regeneration of ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir, two ecologically and economically important conifer species in low-elevation forests of western North America. We...

Bristlecone pine and climate- Feature on NPR’s Science Friday

Read article. View video. Bristlecone pine has weathered many climate changes. They’ve been getting punched in the face their entire species history and even, in some ways, thrive in the face of...

46th Natural Areas Conference

Visit conference website. At The Water’s Edge: Managing Our Land And Water In A Changing Landscape in the theme of the 2019 Natural Areas Conference (NAC), which will be hosted by the Natural...

Engaging fires before they start: Spatial fire planning for the 21st Century

View webinar recording. New fire management paradigms are emerging that recognize fire is inevitable, and in many cases desirable. During this webinar you will be introduced to a new process for spatial...

New strategy for protecting watersheds in a warming world

View article. In increasingly arid regions such as the western U.S., water managers are learning that careful management and restoration of watershed ecosystems, including thinning trees and conducting prescribed burns, are important...

Managing big sagebrush in changing climate

View study. This publication identifies areas where big sagebrush populations are most and least vulnerable to climate change and demonstrates where continued investment in sagebrush conservation and restoration could have the most...

Expect the unexpected: Fire management challenges and opportunities in a changing climate

View recording With increasing fire season duration and complexities in the fire management environment come opportunities to scale up the application of prescribed fire. In this webinar, we will explore the challenges...

The sensitivity of snow ephemerality to warming climate across an arid to montane vegetation gradient

View article. The Great Basin, United States is an ideal system to study snow ephemerality across a broad climate gradient. To identify the climatic controls on snow ephemerality, we analysed moderate resolution...