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Highlight IDTitleStrategic Program Area(s)YearStation
Photo of A fire burns through the understory.
ID: 1420
Decreasing number of rainy days in summer has increased western wildfire

New research shows that significant declines in summer precipitation, and lengthening summer dry spells, are major drivers of the increase in fi ...

Principal Investigator : Charles H. Luce

Inventory and Monitoring
Wildland Fire and Fuels
2018RMRS
Photo of Modeled flow metric datasets are organized by six major river basins in the western United States. Forest Service
ID: 381
Evaluating the Effects of Climate Change on Streamflow

Scientists have developed a database of flow metrics for streams in the western U.S. under historical conditions and climate change scenarios.

Principal Investigator : Charles H. Luce

Water, Air, and Soil2011RMRS
Photo of Westslope cutthroat trout, native to the Columbia River and upper Missouri River hybridize with introduced rainbow trout and have been extirpated from large portions of their historical range. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
ID: 1143
Headwater Streams are Resistant to Trout Hybridization

Hybridization between native and introduced species is noted as an important player in the decline of native species. The potential for hybridiz ...

Principal Investigator : Charles H. Luce

Wildlife and Fish
Water, Air, and Soil
2016RMRS
Photo of The South Fork of the Snake River and other world-famous northwestern U.S. fisheries are expected to lose trout and salmon habitat as a result of rising river temperatures. (Image: Bureau of Land Management.)
ID: 1430
Monitoring the impact of changing climate on western rivers and cold water species

While coldwater fish such as salmon and trout can adjust to slightly warmer-than-normal temperatures for short periods, abnormally high temperat ...

Principal Investigator : Charles H. Luce

Wildlife and Fish2018RMRS
Photo of Mapping provides insights into aquatic resources for conservation prioritization and restoration. USDA Forest Service
ID: 837
The Cold Water Climate Shield: Prioritizing High-value Aquatic Resources

Native trout are culturally and ecologically important, but climate change is likely to shrink the cold-water environments they require. Much ca ...

Principal Investigator : Charles H. Luce

Water, Air, and Soil
Wildlife and Fish
2015RMRS
Photo of Region 4 Science Partner Program groundwater dependent ecosystems team members collect data.
ID: 1429
The Region 4 — RMRS Science Partner Program: Working to improve management strategies and communication through shared stewardship

In 2016, the Rocky Mountain Research Station launched the Region 4—Rocky Mountain Research Station Science Partner Pilot program. The program' ...

Principal Investigator : Charles H. Luce

Outdoor Recreation
Resource Management and Use
Inventory and Monitoring
Water, Air, and Soil
Wildlife and Fish
2018RMRS