Landscape Analysis

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Western Migrations- Wildlife corridors and route viewer

Access Western Migrations Tool In 2018, the U.S. Geological Survey assembled a Corridor Mapping Team to assist western states in mapping bison, elk, moose, mule deer, and pronghorn corridors using existing GPS...

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Predicting fine-scale forage distribution for ungulate nutrition

View article. This study showed that all models provided higher predictive accuracy than chance, with an average AUC across the 20 forage species of 0.84 for distal and proximal variables and 0.81...

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Predicting fine-scale forage distribution to inform ungulate nutrition

View article. This study modelled 20 forage species that are suitable for mule deer and Rocky Mountain elk. Climatic, topographic, soil, vegetation, and disturbance variables were attributed to approximately 44.3 million habitat...

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Wind Wildlife Research Virtual Meeting

Visit the event website. The biennial National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) Wind Wildlife Research Meeting provides an internationally recognized forum for researchers and stakeholders to share and engage on the latest science...

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Improved maps of disturbance and recovery across the US

Join link. In this webinar, RMRS research ecologist Sean Healey will discuss improved techniques for mapping forest disturbance and recovery across the United States with remotely sensed data.

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Western bumble bee: Declines in the continental United States and range‐wide information gaps

View article. In recent decades, many bumble bee species have declined due to changes in habitat, climate, and pressures from pathogens, pesticides, and introduced species. The western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis), once...

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Distance effects of gas field infrastructure on pygmy rabbits in southwestern Wyoming

View article. Using data collected from 120 plots over three years (2011–2013) and 2012 National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) imagery, we evaluated (1) whether well pads are more likely to be located...

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Rapidly quantifying drought impacts on aid reseeding strategies

View article. This work represents an effort by the NRCS and USFS to rapidly quantify the impact of drought on vegetation production across large areas to inform a reseeding strategy for affected...

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Assessing FIRESHEDS for prioritization, planning, and investment

Webinar recording. Description: The first webinar in a series of virtual learning opportunities that address the cultural shifts and adaptations that are being embraced at all levels to evolve and advance progress...

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From parallel play to co-management: Conserving landscapes at risk of wildfire in the West

Webinar recording Description: Wildfire has fundamentally shaped the western landscapes we seek to conserve. It is a source of renewal and central to the functioning of many ecosystems; as well as a...

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