Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) and medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) invasions pose a serious threat to Great Basin ecosystems. Managers and scientists are hopeful that strains of the bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescensthat have been selected for their weed-suppressive properties in laboratory, greenhouse, and wheat field trials will also be able to selectively inhibit root growth of annual weeds in more complex rangeland ecosystems.
Conservation planning is riddled with uncertainties, from biophysical factors such as climate change and natural disasters to socioeconomic variables, particularly political regimes and funding cycles. Strategies are often based on current trends or forecasts; however, this approach can fail to capture the full range of possible outcomes.
Object-oriented image classification (OOC) is a method used in remote sensing to identify pixels of similar texture and color in satellite imagery as cover classes on a particular landscape. We present a tutorial (available in Spanish and English) to guide a user through the OOC process including:
1) installation of software and acquisition of Landsat satellite imagery,
2) collection of ground-truthing data, and
Northern Latitudes LCCs Webinar Series: Disabled Vessel Drift in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
This Peninsular Florida LCC webinar will review the initial evaluation of potential Conservation Targets (e.g., "ecological indicators") for the High Pine and Scrub Priority Resource. Potential Conservation Targets are evaluated based on available data and appropriateness for indicating the status of the Priority Resource.
This field day is intended for people actively involved in the prairie reconstruction process. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions and share experiences and knowledge with other reconstruction practitioners from similar geographic locations. This is an informal gathering that allows information exchange and discussion on various topics relating to prairie reconstruction.
Working together, LCCs and FHPs generate processes and tools that facilitate the exchange of applied science used to guide and coordinate implementation and evaluation of effective large-scale conservation strategies that meet shared objectives.
Overview of Conservation Blueprint 2.2” with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC
Tune in to the Third Thursday Web Forum for an overview of the latest and greatest iteration of the Conservation Blueprint, Version 2.2! Your staff have been working hard to incorporate the feedback on the draft received through the spring workshop series. Rua will discuss how it was put together, any known issues, how to access the data, and more.
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is offering its annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum (TLEF). This year’s forum will be taking place at the COX Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In 2016, a consortium of six Alaska state and federal agencies partnered with the USGS's 3DEP program to acquire Lidar data on the outer Kuskokwim Delta. Lidar data is used to create elevation maps for very flat areas. Woolpert Government Solutions Market was tasked to acquire Lidar data covering over 1600 square miles of the Yukon and Kuskokwim River Deltas in Western Alaska, one of the flattest and most vulnerable regions in the state.