Resources

LCCs have produced a wealth of informational documents, reports, fact sheets, webinars and more to help support resource managers in designing and delivering conservation at landscape scales.

This document describes the why, what, who, and how of the Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

The Green River Basin Landscape Conservation Design (GRB LCD) began in 2015, through support from the Great Northern and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs). The Green River Basin encompasses 124,578 km2, spanning sections of Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. As a landscape of mixed public and private lands with a history of ranching and recreation, as well as a focal point for energy development today, the Green River Basin is complex both socially and ecologically.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This cookbook describes the basic inputs required for Marxan, outlines the processing steps for deriving these inputs and running Marxan, and working with the output. 

Date posted: June 25, 2019

MARXAN PowerPoint file

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This project report describes the methods used to organize, collect, and analyze and model data on 19 plant species having formal designation under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or identified as of concern (i.e., "sensitive") in the Colorado Plateau by collaborating Federal and state agencies, principally the Bureau of Land Management, Utah (BLM), the State of Utah Department of Natural Resources (UT-DNR), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Date posted: June 25, 2019

The first part of this webinar will provide an introduction on the need for the development of the Inland Cutthroat Trout Viewing and Editing Web Application. This includes information about the Cutthroat Conservation and Recovery Teams and the value of the Inland Cutthroat Protocol for maintaining current information on species and habitat status, as well as other benefits.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

High Percent Calcium Carbonate

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Soils with Hydric Rating

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Soils with Hydric Rating

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Vulnerability Factors Affecting Soils

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Vulnerability Factors Affecting Soils

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Using Soil Vulnerability to Predict Changes in Vegetation Cover in Response to Climate Change

Date posted: June 25, 2019
Potential for vegetation change on sensitive soils (MIRCO Medres scenarios) for 2041 to 2050 in the Southern Rockies LCC, USA.
Date posted: June 25, 2019

Globally, ecosystemsare subjected toprolonged droughts and extremeheat events, leading to forest die-offs and dominance shifts in vegetation. Some scientists and managers view soil as the main resource to be considered in monitoring ecosystem responses to aridification. As the mediumthroughwhich precipitation is received, stored, and redistributed for plant use, soil is an important factor in the sensitivity of ecosystems to a drying climate.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Shallow Soils

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Shallow Soils

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Soils with High Risk of Water Erodibility

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Soils with High Risk of Water Erodibility

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High Wind Erodibility Groups

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High Wind Erodibility Groups

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Low Available Water Storage Capacity

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Low Available Water Storage Capacity

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MC2 projections of historic potential vegetation types (1971-2000)

Date posted: June 25, 2019

MC2 projections of potential vegetation types for (2041 to 2050) under the MIROC3 GCM scenarios.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Drought sensitive soils SRLCC North vulnerability map

Date posted: June 25, 2019

High Percent Calcium Carbonate

Date posted: June 25, 2019

High Percent Gypsum Content of Soils - SSURGO SRLCC North - Vulnerability

Date posted: June 25, 2019

High Sodium Absorption Ratio

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High Sodium Absorption Ratio - SSURGO SRLCC South

Date posted: June 25, 2019

High Percent Gypsum Content of Soils

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Drought sensitive soils SRLCC South vulnerability map

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Potential for vegetation change on sensitive soils (CSIRO scenarios) for 2041 to 2050 in the Southern Rockies LCC, USA.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Data from this research are publicly accessible on databasin.org. The goals of the project included: 

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Alkaline Soils

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Alkaline Soils

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MC2 projections of potential vegetation types for (2041 to 2050) under the CGCM3 GCM scenarios.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Potential for vegetation change on sensitive soils (CGCM3 scenarios) for 2041 to 2050 in the Southern Rockies LCC, USA.

Date posted: June 25, 2019
MC2 projections of potential vegetation types for (2041 to 2050) under the CSIRO GCM scenarios.
Date posted: June 25, 2019

Acidic Soils

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Acidic Soils

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Potential for vegetation change on sensitive soils (consensus of 8 scenarios) for 2041 to 2050 in the Southern Rockies LCC, USA

Date posted: June 25, 2019

This report reviews tree mortality rates in stands of mature Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii Wats.) along streams and rivers in semiarid and arid portions of the western United States.  Along rivers where floodplains lack younger, replacement forest patches, these rates will determine how fast existing dryland riparian woodland and forest habitats used by migratory birds and other wildlife will shrink or disappear.  I first review longevity and mortality rates in trees, emphasizing cottonwoods and poplars in the genus Populus, and then use these data and the observed

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Within the last quarter Siglo has: Substantially completed model build parametrization, and testing; Further developed the final model and report; and Presented the status of the project to stakeholders in Utah. Please see a copy of draft methods below. In addition, we have attached a copy of the presentation.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

SRLCC Cottonwood Stand Dynamics Geodatabase

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Springs—ecosystems where groundwater reaches the Earth's surface—are among the most biologically, socio-culturally, and economically important water resources (Stevens and Meretsky 2008). Many endangered species, and numerous rare or endemic species of plants, invertebrates, amphibians, and fish are found only at springs in the United States. Springs are highly sacred to indigenous cultures that use them for water supplies, medicinal, ceremonial, and other purposes.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Trout Unlimited will extend its existing Adopt-a-Trout program to the Henrys Fork River, a tributary to the Green River in the Colorado River basin. The project will include work with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and local schools to tag and monitor Colorado River Cutthroat trout movements to learn more about fish passage issues, areas of high entrainment, habitat use, and native and wild trout migratory patterns.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Climate change and wildfire are interacting to drive vegetation change and potentially reduce water quantity and quality in the southwestern US. Forest restoration is a management approach that could mitigate some of these negative outcomes. However, little information exists on how fuel treatments combined with climate change might influence hydrology across large forest landscapes that incorporate multiple vegetation types and complex fire regimes.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

The Shivwits Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (PITU) has recognized the need to

identify and assess the potential impacts of landscape-level stressors, such as climate change

and drought, on tribal and ancestral lands and resources, such as water resources and

culturally significant species and the habitats and ecosystems that support them. With

funding from the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative, the Shivwits hired

Barbara Dugelby1 of Round River Conservation Studies to conduct the assessment and

Date posted: June 25, 2019

The restoration of historical fire regimes is often a primary objective in the conservation of fire-adapted forests. However, individual species’ responses to future climate change may uncouple historical vegetation–disturbance relationships, producing potentially negative ecological consequences to fire restoration. We used a landscape simulation model to assess how forest pattern will respond to future climate regimes and whether the restoration of historical fire regimes will benefit forest conservation under future climate regimes.

Date posted: June 25, 2019

Three webinars presented by the Springs Stewardship Institute.

Date posted: June 25, 2019