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Appendix C: GLEES Macroinvertebrates

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This Appendix identifies macroinvertebrate species found in streams and lakes at GLEES during a preliminary qualitative survey conducted in the summer of 1988 by Dr. Boris Kondratieff. The littoral zones of each lake and each stream were sampled by hand-picking and with a triangle net. Insect voucher specimens are maintained in the Gillette Entomological Museum at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

Appendix B: Phytoplankton Species

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
The species included in this list were collected from Lost Lake (L) and East Glacier Lake (EG) and West Glacier Lake (WGL) and identified by Richard Dufford, Phychologist, in 1988. The collection is maintained by Mr. Dufford in Fort Collins, Colorado. Samples were collected as an integrated sample from a water column at the deepest section of the lake.

Lichen communities indicator results from Idaho: baseline sampling

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Epiphytic lichen communities are included in the national Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) program because they help us assess resource contamination, biodiversity, and sustainability in the context of forest health. In 1996, field crews collected lichen samples on 141 field plots systematically located across all forest ownership groups in Idaho. Results presented here are the baseline assessment of the statewide field survey.

Appendix A: Vascular Plants of GLEES

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This appendix provides a list of 230 vascular plant taxa that were field identified and/or collected over the period 1986-1990. Field identification was done by C.L. Simmons in 1986-87 (see Chapter 2). Subsequent taxa were field identified, collected, and verified by J.D. Haines and C.M. Regan in 1988-90. Voucher specimens were verified by taxonomists at the Rocky Mountain Herbarium.

Air quality [Chapter 8]

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Air quality is monitored continuously at GLEES. Air pollutants are considered an important component of the atmosphere that can have an effect on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Atmospheric deposition of gases, wet deposition of chemicals in precipitation including snow and rain, and dry deposition of chemicals are all monitored at GLEES. Although GLEES is a relatively remote and unpolluted site, deposition of pollutants can be important.

Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on air

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on air quality can assist land, fire, and air resource managers with fire and smoke planning, and their efforts to explain to others the science behind fire-related program policies and practices to improve air quality.

National strategic plan: modeling and data systems for wildland fire and air quality.

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This strategic plan is a technical discussion of the implementation and development of models and data systems used to manage the air quality impacts of wildland and prescribed fires. Strategies and priorities in the plan were generated by the Express Team (chartered by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group) and a diverse group of 86 subject matter experts who attended a national planning workshop.

Terrestrial ecosystems [Chapter 4]

Publications Posted on: May 29, 2015
The majority of Class I wilderness areas in Region 2 is high-elevation wilderness. Management of these areas is also regulated by the Wilderness Act of 1964, which states that these areas should be managed such that humans cause little if any impact.

Impacts of upwind wildfire emissions on CO, CO2, and PM2.5 concentrations in Salt Lake City, Utah

Publications Posted on: May 01, 2015
Biomass burning is known to contribute large quantities of CO2, CO, and PM2.5 to the atmosphere. Biomass burning not only affects the area in the vicinity of fire but may also impact the air quality far downwind from the fire. The 2007 and 2012 western U.S. wildfire seasons were characterized by significant wildfire activity across much of the Intermountain West and California.

Aerosol emissions from prescribed fires in the United States: A synthesis of laboratory and aircraft measurements

Publications Posted on: May 01, 2015
Aerosol emissions from prescribed fires can affect air quality on regional scales. Accurate representation of these emissions in models requires information regarding the amount and composition of the emitted species.

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