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Post-fire regrowth is an important component of carbon dynamics in Canada's boreal forests, yet observations of structural development following fire are lacking across this remote and expansive region. Here, we used Landsat time-series data (1985–2010) to detect high-severity fires in the Boreal Shield West ecozone of Canada, and assessed post-fire structure for > 600 burned patches (> 13,000 ha) using airborne light detection and ranging (lidar) data acquired in 2010. We stratified burned areas into patches of dense (> 50% canopy cover) and open (20–50% canopy cover) forests based on a classification of pre-fire Landsat imagery, and used these patches to establish a 25-year chronosequence of structural development...
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The Museum of Northern Arizona will leverage tools previously developed through its Springs Stewardship Initiative to help resource managers in the southwestern U.S. collect, analyze, report upon, monitor and archive the complex and inter-related information associated with springs and spring-dependent species in the region. Building upon those past efforts, the project will include compilation of existing springs-related information to make the information more readily available online and further development of interactive online maps and climate change risk assessment tools of springs-dependent sensitive plant and animal species. This project builds on an effort funded in FY 2013 to complete similar work for...
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Although reliable figures are often missing, considerable detrimental changes due to shrinking glaciers are universally expected for water availability in river systems under the influence of ongoing global climate change. We estimate the contribution potential of seasonally delayed glacier melt water to total water availability in large river systems. We find that the seasonally delayed glacier contribution is largest where rivers enter seasonally arid regions and negligible in the lowlands of river basins governed by monsoon climates. By comparing monthly glacier melt contributions with population densities in different altitude bands within each river basin, we demonstrate that strong human dependence on glacier...
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This dataset represents predicted survey and manage species probability of occupancy for the current climate, averaged from the occurrence probabilities of 130 survey and manage species. The survey and manage species are rare localized species of concern under the Northwest Forest plan, consisting of 75 species of fungi, 21 species of lichen, 10 species of bryophytes, 8 species of vascular plants, 12 species of mollusks, 2 species of amphibians, one mammal, and one bird. In Carroll and others (in prep.), we evaluate how a system of reserves can be made resilient to climate change. First, we assess how well the NFP's reserve network currently protects habitat for spotted owl and rare "Survey and Manage" species....
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Creates wetland habitats on public and private lands near the Green River. This project provides much needed habitat through the creation of 20 acres of wetland area, including a pond. Synopsis: This project will enhance swan habitat by creating 5-6 acres of additional shallow water foraging/nesting habitat adjacent to the New Fork River, and create nesting islands on the existing ranch reservoir. Introduction: Trumpeter Swans require shallow-water wetlands that produce extensive, luxuriant, and diverse stands of submerged aquatic vegetation. These kinds of wetlands, with some recognized physical and biological characteristics, fulfill functions important for swans of all age classes. The following information...
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This dataset represents projected survey and managed species probability of occupancy for the climate of 2061-2090, averaged from the occurrence probabilities of 130 survey and managed species. The survey and manage species are rare localized species of concern under the Northwest Forest plan, consisting of 75 species of fungi, 21 species of lichen, 10 species of bryophytes, 8 species of vascular plants, 12 species of mollusks, 2 species of amphibians, one mammal, and one bird. Climate data were drawn from three representative climate projections: lowest warming (GCM GISS_ER with IPCC storyline B1), moderate warming (GCM ECHAM5 SRES with storyline A2), and highest warming (GCM IPSL_CM4 with storyline A2). In Carroll...
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Museum of Northern Arizona, Inc. will leverage tools previously developed by the Springs Stewardship Initiative to help resource managers in the southwestern U.S. collect, analyze, report upon, monitor and archive the complex and interrelated information associated with springs and spring-dependent species in the region. The information will be compiled and made readily available online. The Museum will further develop interactive online maps and climate change risk assessment tools of springs-dependent sensitive plant and animal species.
Categories: Data, Project; Types: Downloadable, Map Service, OGC WFS Layer, OGC WMS Layer, Shapefile; Tags: Eastern Mojave Desert Pilot Area, Decision Support, California, New Mexico, springs, All tags...
A to Z list of species at risk. Can filter by territory or province. Click on species for more information. No publications attached.
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Understanding the complexity and ecological organization of protected area ecosystems, and their bioregional surroundings, is fundamental to maintaining their integrity. This research set out to integrate the bodies of systems and hierarchy theory to establish a framework for developing a conceptual model that would synthesize knowledge from diverse fields and identify key system processes, thereby providing new insight into ecosystem organization, function, and integrity. This understanding was then applied to planning for ecological integrity in the Canadian National Parks context through a case study of Kluane National Park and Reserve (KNP&R) within the Greater Kluane Region (GKR). The methodology characterized...


    map background search result map search result map Trumpeter Swan Habitat Enhancement Developing a Geodatabase and Geocollaborative Tools to Support Springs and Springs-Dependent Species Management in the Desert LCC Pacific Northwest Predicted Survey and Manage Species Occupancy for Current Climate Pacific Northwest Predicted Survey and Manage Species Occupancy for 2061-2090 Developing a Geodatabase and Geocollaborative Tools to Support Springs and Springs-Dependent Species Management in the Southern Rockies LCC Request for Letter of Authorization under Section 101 (a)(5) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act Incidental to Construction of the Knik Arm Crossing Project in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska Characterizing residual structure and forest recovery following high-severity fire in the western boreal of Canada using Landsat time-series and airborne lidar data 2009. Reconnaissance survey for threatened, endangered and sensitive species at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska.  Conservation priorities for peripheral species: the example of British Columbia Species Listing under Canada's Species at Risk Act Developing a conceptual system model for ecological integrity planning in the Greater Kluane Region, Yukon Species at risk and land management: A framework for integration Canadian species at risk (2006–2008), with particular emphasis on fishes Species richness and biodiversity conservation priorities in British Columbia, Canada Contribution potential of glaciers to water availability in different climate regimes An assessment of mineral development adjacent to Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Trumpeter Swan Habitat Enhancement 2009. Reconnaissance survey for threatened, endangered and sensitive species at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska.  Developing a conceptual system model for ecological integrity planning in the Greater Kluane Region, Yukon An assessment of mineral development adjacent to Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Request for Letter of Authorization under Section 101 (a)(5) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act Incidental to Construction of the Knik Arm Crossing Project in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska Pacific Northwest Predicted Survey and Manage Species Occupancy for Current Climate Pacific Northwest Predicted Survey and Manage Species Occupancy for 2061-2090 Developing a Geodatabase and Geocollaborative Tools to Support Springs and Springs-Dependent Species Management in the Southern Rockies LCC Species at risk and land management: A framework for integration Developing a Geodatabase and Geocollaborative Tools to Support Springs and Springs-Dependent Species Management in the Desert LCC Conservation priorities for peripheral species: the example of British Columbia Species richness and biodiversity conservation priorities in British Columbia, Canada Contribution potential of glaciers to water availability in different climate regimes Characterizing residual structure and forest recovery following high-severity fire in the western boreal of Canada using Landsat time-series and airborne lidar data Species Listing under Canada's Species at Risk Act Canadian species at risk (2006–2008), with particular emphasis on fishes