Webinars

July 28, 2016

Over the past 5 years, there has been an evolving emphasis on the role of landscape-scale conservation science within the conservation community.  The emergence of the LCCs and the piloting of Landscape Conservation Design (LCD) projects are indicative of this trend.  In the Pacific Northwest, a

July 19, 2016

Speakers: Dr. Thomas Edwards, USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Utah State University and Dr. Edd Hammill, Assistant Professor,  Utah State University

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July 15, 2016

Adapting to climate change can be manageable if it is planned early and if it is implemented in appropriate steps. The Adapting to Climate Change Video Series provides an introduction to living with climate change on the BC Coast, with special attention to three subject areas:

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July 6, 2016

On June 27, 2016, speakers Dominique Bachelet, Conservation Biology Institute, and Dave Hopper, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discussed the need for reliable, usable tools and data sources to meet climate change-related land management challenges.

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May 31, 2016

Speaker Jim Thorne, UC Davis Information Center for the Environment, will provide an overview of a UC Davis-California Department of Fish & Wildlife project "A Climate Change Vulnerability Assessmen

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May 4, 2016

Phil van Mantgem, Research Ecologist, USGS Redwood Field Station and Donald Falk, University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and Environment, present information on current and planned research on fire and drought interactions in coniferous forests in California and the Southwest while ga

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May 3, 2016

Over the past few years, the USFWS R6 Science Applications program has been able to support several important research studies to increase our understanding of the response of sagebrush ecosystems in a changing world.

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April 29, 2016

We discuss a strategic approach developed by an interagency, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies working group for conservation of sagebrush ecosystems, Gunnison sage-grouse, and greater sage-grouse.

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April 7, 2016

How can we shift from reactive to proactive conservation planning in northern regions, and what does it look like?

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April 4, 2016

In 2012, Region 6 of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) obtained Inter-LCC Science Funding to support original research and development of decision support tools to further landscape-scale conservation of Greater sage-grouse within and across the four Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LC

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March 29, 2016

Climate change predictions include warming and drying trends, which are expected to be particularly pronounced in the southwestern United States.

The Desert Flows Database webinar screen shot
February 11, 2016

While the science of environmental flows is ever-growing and expanding, there are few compendiums of efforts to define the quantity of water needed to maintain riparian and aquatic species.

January 20, 2016

Presenters: Dave Peterson, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and Jessica Halofsky, University of Washington

 2015-2016 El Niño webinar screen shot
December 2, 2015

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) describes warming sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean that typically correspond with cool and wet precipitation events in California and the Lower Colorado River Basin during an El Niño event.

Nature's Value in the Colorado River Basin
November 18, 2015

Economies need nature. Economic development and quality of life depend upon natural capital.

November 17, 2015

Speakers: Jason Writer – University of Wyoming and Harry Crockett – Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Screen shot of Biocontrol and restoration: Effects of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) management on Virgin River
November 13, 2015

Amphibians and reptiles (herpetofauna) have been linked to specific microhabitat characteristics, microclimates, and water resources in riparian forests.

September 28, 2015

With support from the Southern Rockies LCC and the Bureau of Reclamation, the Springs Stewardship Institute (SSI) at the Museum of Northern Arizona is launching a new two-year project.

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September 22, 2015

Speaker: Dr. David Stoner, Dept. of Wildland Resources, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University
Co-author: Thomas C. Edwards, Jr., US Geological Survey/Utah State University

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August 11, 2015

Speaker: Ted Toombs, Environmental Defense Fund

Opening the Treasure of New Insights about Monarch Butterflies in the Deserts webinar screen shot
July 30, 2015

Danaus plexippus in the Southwest - Opening the Treasure of New Insights about Monarch Butterflies in the Deserts

Ecological Mapping Systems of Texas Application and Dissemination of Big Data webinar screen shot
July 1, 2015

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), MoRap and other partners recently completed a seven-year project to map the current status of Texas' vegetation communities, the "Ecological Mapping Systems of Texas" (EMS-TX).

Introduccion a la Planeación y Diseño de Conservación del Paisaje
June 30, 2015

Enterarse del proceso de Planeación y Diseño de Conservación del Paisaje de la DLCC. Este esfuerzo se enfoca en el desarrollo de metas y objetivos para la conservación colaborativa en el manejo de tres ecosistemas de enfoque dentro de nuestra región:

Introduction to Desert LCC Landscape Conservation Planning and Design webinar screen shot
June 26, 2015

Learn more about the Desert LCC's landscape conservation planning and design process. This effort focuses on developing common conservation goals and objectives for managing three focal ecosystem types within our geographic area:

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June 18, 2015

Presenter: Dr. Lindsay Reynolds, Department of Biology, Colorado State University and U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, CO

From a Single Species "Problem" to a Landscape Conservation Plan webinar screen shot
June 2, 2015

Pima County, Arizona is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States and is located in one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the country.

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May 19, 2015

Presenter: Megan Friggens, USDA, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Albuquerque, NM

Forest Changes Near and Far and "Restoration" in the Context of Changing Climate webinar screen shot
May 13, 2015

Extensive high-severity wildfires and drought-induced tree mortality have intensified over the last two decades in southwestern US forests and woodlands, on a scale unseen regionally since at least pre-1900.

Gila River Flow Needs Assessment webinar screen shot
April 15, 2015

This report describes the existing condition of the Gila River in the Cliff-Gila Valley and examines the potential impacts of CUFA diversion and climate change on the riparian and aquatic ecosystem.

The Rarest Fish in the World-Desert Fishes and Their Response to a Changing Climate
April 14, 2015

Fish species found in North American deserts represent some of the most unique, rare taxa in the world.

Physiological mechanisms influencing population dynamics and distribution in desert systems webinar screen shot
March 31, 2015

The southwest US is predicted to grow hotter and drier this century with the probability of a long-term megadrought becoming more likely.

Resources for Climate Model Data and Climate Model Informed Hydrology Projections webinar screen shot
March 27, 2015

Climate change and climate variability are increasingly becoming ubiquitous in natural resource management and research. Equally increasing are the datasets and sources for information relevant to such considerations of future climate.

Species Distribution Models and Future Extinction Risk of Reptiles and Amphibians
February 18, 2015

Standard species distribution models (SDM) use climate layers to determine a species “climate” niche and then project the species distribution to future time points as climate warms or dries, but such models do not take into account evolved physiological or ecological differences among species th

The Ins and Outs of Downscaling: Simple to Complex Techniques Explained Simply
February 18, 2015

Data products derived from General Circulation Model (GCM) projections are increasingly becoming ubiquitous in a range of scientific studies and natural resource management.

How Will Climate Change and Management Treatments Affect Southwest Forests Over the 21st Century? webinar screen shot
January 14, 2015

Large, severe wildfires are a fact of life in southwestern ponderosa pine forests. What will burned ecosystems look like over the coming decades under a warming climate? Do management treatments make a lasting difference or will climate override their effects?

Madrean Archipelago Rapid Ecoregional Assessment webinar screen shot
December 18, 2014

The Bureau of Land Management presents a summary of the Madrean Archipelago Rapid Ecoregional Assessment.

A Framework to Identify Climate-Related Shifts and Refugia for Desert Reptiles webinar screen shot
October 15, 2014

For the sub-arctic, temperate USA, some of the greatest climate change related departures from current conditions are predicted to occur in the desert southwest.

Springs in the Sky Island Region Inventory, Assessment, and Management Planning Project webinar screen shot
October 2, 2014

Springs are keystone ecosystems in the Sky Island Region, exert disproportionate influence on surrounding landscapes, and are known to be biodiversity hotspots. Although they are abundant in this arid region, they are poorly documented and little studied.

A Geomorphic Perspective on Restoring the Rio Grande and the Colorado River webinar
September 24, 2014

This presentation describes the attributes of rivers of the Southwest US and northern Mexico and how those physical attributes, especially sediment transport and geomorphology, might be considered in developing environmental flows.

Development of Environmental Flow Decision Support Systems for Water Management webinar
August 20, 2014

The need for better integration of science and decision making in environmental management is widely documented.

Phenology for Wildlife Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation webinar
June 26, 2014

Changes in the timing of phenological events—such as hibernation, migration, and breeding —have been called a 'globally coherent fingerprint of climate change impacts' on plants and animals.

The Role of Marketing and Flagship Species in Mainstreaming Biodiversity webinar
June 4, 2014

Campaigns featuring flagship species are a key part of the conservation education efforts. Yet, these use of conservation flagships often lack a evidence-base, which impacts the selection of flagships and our understanding of flagship impact.

Applying Ecosystem Service Modeling Tools to Aid Decision Making Under Climate Change webinar
May 15, 2014

Maps and economic values for ecosystem services - the value that nature provides to people and the economy - hold the promise of improving natural resource management and providing a better understanding the linkages between people and nature.

3DEP: National 3D Elevation Program webinar
May 13, 2014

The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features.

Landscape Design Process in the Playa Lakes Joint Venture Region webinar
May 13, 2014

Landscape Design has been described as the bridge between landscape ecology and conservation delivery. It recognizes the need for humans to live and work in the landscape and it seeks to understand the patterns and the underlying processes of those patterns.

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May 8, 2014

Natalie Sexton with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discusses the role of human dimensions in natural resource conservation.