Monitoring

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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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Collaborative forest landscape restoration program monitoring: A peer learning session

Webinar recording Description: During this session, USDA Forest Service and collaborative members will explore lessons learned in the first 10 years of CFLRP monitoring – what worked well and what challenges we...

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Simple monitoring frameworks can build effective and cooperative communities of practice

Access brief and journal article. Easy-to-understand monitoring frameworks create a common baseline resource standard that can be easily understood and allow diverse stakeholders with different needs to work together to restore and...

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RangeSAT – Satellite-based assessment tools for rangelands

Visit RangeSAT website RangeSAT uses satellite data to generate maps and graphs of vegetation across pastures, ranches, and allotments. Using the record of Landsat data going back to 1984, the interface lets...

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Ecological Society of America 2020 Virtual Meeting

Visit ESA 2020 meeting webpage. ESA held a totally virtual Annual Meeting this year from August 3–6 in response to the pandemic. The virtual meeting provided an opportunity for you to join...

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The west-wide fuelcasting system

Webinar recording. Description: Fuelcasting is a new program that provides projections of expected fuel conditions this grazing season. It is an important component of the Rangeland Production Monitoring System. he 30-minute webinar...

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Monitoring pinyon-juniper cover and aboveground biomass across the Great Basin

View article. Since the mid-1800s pinyon-juniper (PJ) woodlands have been encroaching into sagebrush-steppe shrublands and grasslands such that they now comprise 40% of the total forest and woodland area of the Intermountain...

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Fieldwork in the time of COVID-19

Webinar recording. Description: Join a panel of practitioners from several realms (governmental, contracting, and non-profit) to learn how they are adapting field work plans to reduce risks to practitioners and community members...

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Long‐term trajectories of component change in the northern Great Basin

View article. This study reports an automated method of mapping rangeland fractional component cover over a large portion of the northern Great Basin, from 1986 to 2016 using a dense Landsat imagery...

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