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Fire-smart Southwestern Riparian Landscape Management and Restoration of Native Biodiversity in View of Species of Conservation Concern and the Impacts of Tamarisk Beetles

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Creation
2014-12-11 23:25:10
Last Update
2017-09-26 22:09:18
Start Date
2014-08-01
End Date
2017-03-31
Start Date
2014-08-01 06:00:00
End Date
2017-03-31 06:00:00

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LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Robert Coulson(Principal Investigator), Allen Knutson(Co-Investigator), Gail Drus(Co-Investigator), James Tracy(Co-Investigator), Maria D. Tchakerian(Co-Investigator), Matthew J. Johnson(Co-Investigator), Erika Nowak(Co-Investigator), J. Tomasz Giermakowski(Co-Investigator), Heather Mathewson(Co-Investigator), Saint Francis University(Cooperator/Partner), Northern Arizona University(Cooperator/Partner), 2014-12-11(creation), 2017-09-26(lastUpdate), 2014-08-01(Start), 2017-03-31(End), Fire-smart Southwestern Riparian Landscape Management and Restoration of Native Biodiversity in View of Species of Conservation Concern and the Impacts of Tamarisk Beetles, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/548a27d6e4b0becfd8cebc35

Summary

In regulated rivers of the southwest, reduced flooding and the invasion of tamarisk contributes to accumulation of greater fuel loads and increased riparian fire frequency. As a result, some desert riparian areas, historically considered barriers to wildfire, have been converted into pathways for wildfire spread. Fire-smart management strategies are needed to protect sensitive riparian species and reduce fire risk from increased fire frequency due to interactions of climate change, tamarisk invasion, and tamarisk beetle activity. Fire niche simulations will be used to project impacts of fire frequency and climate change, which can be used to highlight areas of the Desert LCC where Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, Western Yellow-billed [...]

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Purpose

The purpose of the project is to: 1. Develop decision support tools for fire-smart southwestern riparian landscape management and restoration of native biodiversity in view of species of conservation concern and the impacts of tamarisk beetles. 2. Develop maps projected from multi-scale models to inform restoration priorities and alternatives for Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and the northern Mexican gartersnake to mitigate potential habitat loss due to fire risk from climate change, tamarisk invasion, and tamarisk beetle activity.

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