Projects By Category: Monitoring

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives use a collaborative approach to identify landscape-scale conservation solutions. LCCs work across jurisdictional and political boundaries to work with partners to: meet unfilled conservation needs, develop decision support tools, share data and knowledge and facilitate and foster partnerships.

As part of a shared science strategy, LCCs coordinate closely with the National Climate Change and Wildlife Center and the eight regional Climate Science Centers as well as Migratory Bird Joint Ventures and National Fish Habitat Partnerships across North America.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

The goal of the project is to determine biodiversity impacts of land restoration associated with
clean and renewable energy development; specifically, natural gas production through
anaerobic digestion of hog manure and native plant material, as being forwarded by Roeslein

  • Great Plains LCC

Quantitative studies focusing on the collection of semibuoyant fish eggs, which are associated with a pelagic broadcast-spawning reproductive strategy, are often conducted to evaluate reproductive success.

  • Desert LCC

The Desert LCC will provide the 50% of the Federal component of funds, and the work designed will support the science objectives for the Desert LCC and its partners as well as provide needed improvements to the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) in the Lower Colorado River Region, and beyond.

  • Gulf Coast Prairie LCC

Habitat loss and degradation due to urban expansion and other human activities have raised concerns for the Western Gulf Coast Mottled Duck population. This species relies on tidal, palustrine, and agricultural wetlands as well as grasslands for all of its life cycle needs.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

Monarch butterfly and other pollinators are in trouble. Monarch butterfly habitat— including milkweed host plants and nectar food sources—has declined drastically throughout most of the United States.

  • Western Alaska LCC

Storm tides can influence salinity concentrations of ponds on Kigigak Island, which can affect the breeding population of Spectacled Eider found there. This project will expand instrumentation currently collecting data related to pond water levels and salinities, and tidal dynamics.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project will develop an Implementation Strategy for a voluntary participation water temperature monitoring network in Bristol Bay, expand the annual Water Quality/QAPP Recertification training for local monitors and initiate temperature monitoring in select drainages.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project will produce a coordinated strategy for collaborative acquisition of time-series water temperature data for the Kodiak Archipelago to facilitate understanding and prediction of salmon-habitat interactions.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project establishes a permafrost observation network at the continuous/discontinuous permafrost boundary of the Western Alaska LCC.

  • Western Alaska LCC

The lake and lagoon surface temperature trends and projections that result from this project will fill a fundamental data gap in western Alaska and will be valuable to scientists and land managers for climate change studies, habitat evaluations, and land and resource management decision making.

  • Western Alaska LCC

Water temperature monitoring can provide early warning signs of climate change effects. The products from this project will provide a framework for better understanding trend in the quality of lake environments in relation to climate change.

  • Western Alaska LCC

Many areas of western Alaska lack snowpack and snow condition data, including the prime winter range for the Western Arctic Caribou Herd.

  • Western Alaska LCC

This project will support data collection in the Bering Sea from a Triaxys oceanographic wave buoy to supplement existing stationary sensors.

  • Pacific Islands LCC

The goal of this ongoing project is to ensure continued operation and maintenance of the HaleNet climate and ecosystem monitoring network, including field operations, equipment maintenance and replacement, sensor recalibration, data communication improvements, data screening/archival, data analys

  • Pacific Islands LCC

Hawaii currently lacks management decision-support tools that integrate climate and invasive species effects on ecosystem services such as watershed function and native species health.

  • Pacific Islands LCC

Using biocultural and participatory approaches, we will carry out an in-depth study of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) in Ka'upulehu, Hawaii Island.

  • North Pacific LCC

In-person workshops will be conducted to bring the results from the USGS Program on Coastal Ecosystems Response to Climate Change's study on projected climate change effects on coastal environments (funded by NPLCC and NW CSC) to managers in their communities.

The goal of this project is to develop a detailed national sampling frame for bat monitoring at various spatial scales similar to the recently designed Amphibian and Reptile Monitoring Initiative, which will allow biologists and managers to assess the status of North American bats.

The LCC Performance Measures Project is intended to: Follow the direction of the LCC Performance Measures Working Group; Assess the needs of individual LCCs specific to Performance Measures (PM); Assess the needs of the LCC network specific to PM; Review PM frameworks from natural resource and so

  • Great Northern LCC

The Canadian portion of the Crown of the Continent (CCoC) ecosystem has been identified as crucial for wolverines north of the US border to 'rescue' or supply individuals and genes through dispersal to the highly fragmented population in the northern US Rocky Mountains.

  • Great Northern LCC

This project will focus on analysis of 10 years of GPS telemetry data for 60 grizzly bears across the threatened and fragmented trans-border grizzly bear subpopulations in the Cabinet, Yaak, Purcell, and Selkirk Mountain (Proctor et al.

  • Great Plains LCC

Within the five states of its range (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, and Colorado), the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus, LEPC) remains present on sand sagebrush (Artemesia filifolia), mixed- and short- grass prairies of western Kansas and eastern Colorado, through portions

  • Great Northern LCC

The goal of this study is to use eDNA as a cost effective tool for documenting the occurrence and distribution of ESA-listed spring-chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) throughout the Okanogan and Methow watersheds in an effort to map habitat use and connectivity.

  • Great Northern LCC

FY2012
Washington Wildlife Habitat Connectivity Working Group - Joanne Shuett-Hames

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

The Forest Characterization Database (FCD) will provide a place for partners to store, manage, and share the forest inventory data collected during timber cruises of bottomland hardwood forest for management purposes.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

This project will address species-habitat relationships for a priority aquatic system for the GCPO LCC, Mainstem Big Rivers. Specifically, the project will collect subsurface aquatic habitat data using side-scan sonar and high resolution bathymetry data in the Pearl River system of Louisiana.

  • Great Northern LCC

Proposed work will monitor for five years vegetation, fuels, wildlife, insects, and weather at 10 Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project (SageSTEP) sites, all of which have been treated to reduce either juniper encroachment (woodland sites) or cheatgrass invasion (sagebrush/cheatgrass site

  • Great Northern LCC

This project will support the design and development of a large-scale aquatics monitoring program across 1.5 million acres of the Crown of the Continent, as part of a 10-year, landscape-level restoration project established and funded by the U.S. Forest Service in 2010.

  • Great Northern LCC

Greater sage-grouse genetic connectivity is essential to the species' persistence across the Great Northern landscape; without such connectivity the greater sage-grouse may suffer the same fate as many other related species of grouse, which disappeared from the middle and eastern portion of

  • Great Basin LCC

Pinion (Pinus spp.) and juniper (Juniperus spp.) current occupy about 19 m,illion hectars in the Intermountain West. Prioir to 1860, about 66% of what is now woodland occurred as sagebrush plant steppe communites.

  • Great Basin LCC

Avoiding cheatgrass dominance following tree-reduction treatments on woodland-encroached sagebrush communities is a priority for managers in the Great Basin.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

Anabat surveys of bats are being coordinated across National Wildlife Refuges in the Southeast as part of a larger effort to monitor trends in abundance and distribution of bats

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

Building off the successes of the stratified random sampling approach to selecting aerial transects for waterfowl surveying used by Mississippi and Arkansas, the waterfowl conservation community is undertaking this approach across the entire Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

The objectives of this study are to quantify occupancy rates for species endpoints in the open pine broadly defined habitat type.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

This project maps glade complexes from aerial imagery at fine-scale resolution and ground truths the classified data. Phase I covers the Missouri Ozarks.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

This project maps glade complexes from aerial imagery at fine-scale resolution and ground truths the classified data. Phase Ii covers the Arkansas Ozarks.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

The Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative is partnering with the Great Plains, Plains and Prairie Potholes, Gulf Coast Prairie, and Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big RiversLandscape Conservation Cooperative s as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildl

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

Sediment and nutrient runoff contributes to loss of agricultural productivity, degradation of local streams, and hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. The North Fork Maquoketa Basin has been identified as a major contributor of sediment and nutrients.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

In FY12, hydrogeomorphic methodology was being applied along 670 miles of the Missouri River from Decatur, Nebraska to St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Great Basin LCC

Cheatgrass die-offs are unexplained instances of stand failure observed in areas of Nevada and Utah, where cheatgrass fails to grow even though it has been a dominant component of plant communities in the past.

  • Desert LCC

Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists initiated a study in the 1990s on avian distribution and habitat associations within the Sky Islands.

  • Desert LCC

There is a need to understand how alteration of physical processes on the Rio Grande River have impacted aquatic biota and their habitats, and a need to predict potential future effects of climate change on biotic resources in order to prescribe research and management activities that will enhanc

  • Desert LCC

Assessing the vulnerability of species or ecosystems to climate change and formulating appropriate management responses requires predictions of the exposure and sensitivity of the species or ecosystems to projected changes.

  • Desert LCC

Topock Marsh is a large wetland adjacent to the Colorado River and main feature of Havasu National Wildlife Refuge (Havasu NWR) in southern Arizona. In 2010, U.S.

  • Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers LCC

Need: The prairie ecosystem is almost entirely gone in Minnesota and across the Midwest, which is cause for growing concerns as prairies provide critical ecosystem services (e.g., pollinators).

  • Caribbean LCC

Assessing dinoflagelate presence and water quality in a key biolumenescent bay

  • Caribbean LCC

Developing bat monitoring methods using acoustic recording devices and algorithms to identiofy bat species vocalizations

  • Desert LCC

The Navajo Nation covers over 70,000 km2 in the Four Corners area of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.

  • Desert LCC

University of California Riversides Center for Conservation Biology will create a sustainable resource monitoring framework that will provide empirical data identifying if and how climate change is changing the composition and vitality of Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Arctic LCC

The Arctic LCC has partnered with UAF to support collection of long-term hydrological data sets in the Kuparuk and Putuligayuk watersheds.