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Final Report - Executive Summary: This final project report is prepared to summarize the research project titled “Assessing evapotranspiration rate changes for proposed restoration of the forested uplands of the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC)” for the Desert LCC of the Bureau of Reclamation as a requirement for closing out the project. This report includes the scope of work, summary of research project, results, and conclusions.Among all of the components of the terrestrial water cycle, evapotranspiration (ET) consumes the largest amount of water. Accurate estimation of ET is very important to understand the influence of ET to the hydrologic response of recharge and runoff processes in the water...
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Accurate estimation of evapotranspiration (ET) is essential for assessments of water balance and hydrologic responses to forest restoration treatments in uplands adjacent to the Desert LCC. As part of the Four Forests Restoration Initiative, a new paired watershed study is being planned to assess the hydrologic effects of mechanically thinning and restoring a more frequent fire regime to the ponderosa pine forests of Arizona. Water and energy balances will be measured and modeled in these paired watersheds to help inform and better plan for the hydrologic responses of future forest restoration actions. Researchers at Northern Arizona University have collected six years of eddy covariance measurements of ET in the...
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Texas is home to tens of thousands of native animal and plant species. These species form the fabric of over 800 habitat types, from bottomland hardwood forests, big tooth maple canyons, to black grama grasslands. Hundreds of these species occur only in Texas and nowhere else in the world. The Wildlife Diversity Program works to conserve this fabric for the benefit of current and future generations. Our team includes experts in botany, ornithology, herpetology and invertebrate biology that provide leadership on the conservation of rare species and areas with high conservation value across the state. Regional diversity biologists provide a local resource for landowners as well as leadership within local research,...
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¿Por qué es importante para usted como ganadero preocuparse por las aves del pastizal? En términos prácticos, las aves del pastizal son indicadoras de la condición de sus potreros, ya que la abundancia de aves de pastizal le dice a usted que sus potreros están en buena condición para sostener su actividad productiva. Además, las aves del pastizal cumplen funciones que ayudan a mantener al ecosistema del pastizal. Aparte de los beneficios que proveen las aves del pastizal, éstas son parte de nuestro patrimonio natural y cultural que enriquecen la vida diaria de los habitantes de los pastizales mexicanos. Por este motivo, hemos elaborado este manual que contiene recomendaciones generales de manejo de pastizales para...
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About: The beneficial management practices found in this online tool were compiled by experts involved in the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) North American Grasslands: Management Initiatives and Partnerships to Enhance Ecosystem and Community Resilience and Catalyzing North American Grasslands Conservation and Sustainable Use Through Partnerships projects. Around one hundred beneficial management practices were identified through a meta-analysis of publications, reports, and documents regarding grassland stewardship from ranchers, ranching associations, conservation organizations, government programs and academic institutions published between 1993 and 2013. While practices range from the use...
It was just over a year ago that National Wildlife Federation, South Dakota State University’s Department of Natural Resource Management, and the North Central Sun Grant Center started talking about putting on a conference that would address the growing concerns surrounding the preservation of America’s grasslands – one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world. It is estimated that tallgrass prairies and savannas of the mid-western states have declined by as much as 99% as a result of habitat fragmentation, conversion to cropland, and undesirable habitat changes due to fire exclusion, improper grazing management, and use and spread of invasive and non-native plants, among other factors. The ecological and...


    map background search result map search result map Assessing Evapotranspiration Rate Changes for Proposed Restoration of the Forested Uplands of the DLCC Grasslands Beneficial Management Practices/ Buenas Prácticas de Manejo de Pastizales Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildlife Diversity Program Compartiendo sus agostaderos con las aves de pastizal Report and Publications: Assessing Evapotranspiration Rate Changes for Proposed Restoration of the Forested Uplands of the DLCC Assessing Evapotranspiration Rate Changes for Proposed Restoration of the Forested Uplands of the DLCC Report and Publications: Assessing Evapotranspiration Rate Changes for Proposed Restoration of the Forested Uplands of the DLCC Compartiendo sus agostaderos con las aves de pastizal Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildlife Diversity Program Grasslands Beneficial Management Practices/ Buenas Prácticas de Manejo de Pastizales