Avoiding cheatgrass dominance following tree-reduction treatments on woodland-encroached sagebrush communities is a priority for managers in the Great Basin.
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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.
Land management agencies seek to understand how organisms use the landscape in order to develop management strategies that maintain healthy, resilient communities that have the ecological and evolutionary potential to respond to climate change.
Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) is an invasive annual grass that dominates millions of acres in the Great Basin. Cheatgrass stands often exhibit establishment failure ('die-off') over sometimes large areas.
Grazing by livestock and feral horses are hypothesized to negatively impact sage-grouse populations through the impact on vegetation in habitats used by sage-grouse. No controlled studies of grazing impacts on sage-grouse or their habitats exist.
Although the future of sage grouse depends on the future of sagebrush, we have limited ability to anticipate impacts of climate change on sagebrush populations.
1) Develop a Walker River Vision document which will include Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of the traditional plants, wildlife, fish and water located on the reservation and traditional hunting/ gathering areas of the Agai Dicutta Numa (Walker River Paiutes) for use in future resource ma
This project will explore tribal cultural relationships and practices connected to resources and other aspects of nature that are potentially affected by climate change.
One of the primary challenges facing public land managers in the Great Basin is identifying adaptation strategies to increase resiliency to climate change in an area that is already struggling with profound environmental challenges.
Developing the Caribbean blueprint for conservation
Comprehensive database of yellow-billed loon observations (Gavia adamsii). The database was intended to provide a qualitative "first look" at where loons have been recorded and where surveys have been conducted.
BIOMap Alaska project is a citizen-science initiative designed to collect information on marine species and marine ecosystems along the Alaska region of the Chukchi and Bering seas through the use of an interactive web-based reporting system.