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An Interagency Collaboration to Develop and Evaluate New Science-Based Strategies for Great Basin Watershed Restoration in the Future
This project was designed to use the combined strengths of the cooperators to address their concerns stemming from the degradation of arid environments in the Great Basin. The project aimed to identify the regional ecological and social costs and benefits of both immediate hydrologic modifications (low-profile constructed dams) and longer-term restoration of beavers (Castor canadensis) to these landscapes. Use of these techniques by ranchers and managers of public lands depends on these costs and benefits as well as social context and attitudes; the project aimed to assess these as well. Finally, implementation of hydrologic modifications depends on communication of benefits and costs to stakeholders who may choose...
This dataset depicts Willow flycatcher habitat for National Forests in the Sierra Nevada Range. Meadows were derived from the Sierra-wide meadow vegetation layer (MDVG) by reselecting for wet meadows with woody vegetation (WW) and without woody vegetation (WO). Some meadows were derived from reselecting willow-dominated vegetation from the existing vegetation (EVEG) layer. Initially, all meadows greater than or equal to 15 acres were categorized as Emphasis (E), and meadows smaller than 15 acres were categorized as Small (S). Meadows identified as containing a known willow flycatcher observation, which are identified as points in coverage WIFLPT_9, were then categorized as Occupied (O). Item WFLY ID provides a link...
A Regional Model for Building Resilience to Climate Change: Development and Demonstration in Colorado
The Gunnison Climate Working Group is a chartered partnership of 14 public and private organizations in Colorados Upper Gunnison Basin. The Southern Rockies LCC (SRLCC) funded The Nature Conservancy to complete a comprehensive vulnerability assessment identifying species and ecosystems most at risk from climate change. The assessment included a set of habitat adaptation strategies for priority species, such as the Gunnison sage-grouse. As a final product, local demonstration projects were designed and installed.The financial support and partnership provided by the SRLCC was critical to the Gunnison Climate Working Groups success and progress towards addressing climate change. As a direct result of the SRLCC involvement,...