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Water and water use in southern Nevada [Chapter 3] (Executive Summary)

Publications Posted on: September 09, 2013
Water and water use in southern Nevada is an important issue. The scarcity of water resources for both human and biologic communities often leads to intense competition for both surface and ground waters. Anthropogenic and climate change impacts on scarce water resources need to be understood to assess human and ecosystem health for southern Nevada.

Ecosystem stressors in southern Nevada [Chapter 2] (Executive Summary)

Publications Posted on: September 09, 2013
Southern Nevada ecosystems are subject to a number of stressors that range in scope from local to regional to global. At the regional scale, human population growth and related activities constitute a major stressor. Nevada has undergone significant change due to unprecedented population growth and ongoing global change processes. Nevada’s growth rate has been the highest in the nation for the last five decades.

An overview of the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis [Chapter 1] (Executive Summary)

Publications Posted on: September 09, 2013
Maintaining and restoring the diverse ecosystems and resources that occur in southern Nevada in the face of rapid socio-economic and ecological change presents numerous challenges to Federal land managers.

Science-based management of public lands in southern Nevada [Chapter 11]

Publications Posted on: September 09, 2013
Landmark legislation provides guiding principles for land management planning in southern Nevada and the rest of the United States. Such legislation includes, but is not limited to, the Forest Service Organic Administration Act of 1897 (16 U.S.C. 473-478, 479-482 and 551), National Park Service Organic Act of 1916 (U.S.C. Title 16, Secs.

Recreation use on federal lands in southern Nevada [Chapter 10]

Publications Posted on: September 09, 2013
Providing for appropriate, diverse, and high quality recreational use of southern Nevada’s lands and ensuring responsible visitor use is an ongoing challenge for the Federal agencies that manage the majority of the area (fig. 1.1). Over 87 percent (61,548,000 acres out of Nevada’s 70,275,000) of Nevada’s lands are administered by the Federal government, which is the highest percentage in the nation (DeLoney 2004).

Preserving heritage resources through responsible use of southern Nevada’s lands [Chapter 9]

Publications Posted on: September 09, 2013
Southern Nevada’s cultural resources (heritage resources) include archeological remains, sacred sites, historic sites, and cultural landscapes of significance to Native Americans and many other groups. Locating, maintaining, and protecting these special places are part of the mandate of Nevada’s Federal and state agencies.

Human interactions with the environment through time in southern Nevada [Chapter 8]

Publications Posted on: September 09, 2013
Southern Nevada is rich in irreplaceable cultural resources that include archeological remains, historic sites, cultural landscapes, and other areas of significance to Native Americans and other cultural groups. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP) seeks to provide for responsible use of Southern Nevada’s lands in a manner that preserves heritage resources and promotes an understanding of human interaction with the landscape.

Maintaining and restoring sustainable ecosystems in southern Nevada [Chapter 7]

Publications Posted on: September 09, 2013
Managers in southern Nevada are challenged with determining appropriate goals and objectives and developing viable approaches for maintaining and restoring sustainable ecosystems in a time of rapid socio-ecological and environmental change. Sustainable or “healthy” ecosystems supply clean air, water and habitat for a diverse array of plants and animals.

Species of conservation concern and environmental stressors: Local regional and global effects [Chapter 6]

Publications Posted on: September 09, 2013
Species conservation has traditionally been based on individual species within the context of their requisite habitat, which is generally defined as the communities and ecosystems deemed necessary for their persistence. Conservation decisions are hampered by the fact that environmental stressors that potentially threaten the persistence of species can operate at organizational levels larger than the habitat or home range of a focal species.

Fire history, effects and management in southern Nevada [Chapter 5]

Publications Posted on: September 09, 2013
Fire can be both an ecosystem stressor (Chapter 2) and a critical ecosystem process, depending on when, where, and under what conditions it occurs on the southern Nevada landscape. Fire can also pose hazards to human life and property, particularly in the wildland/urban interface (WUI).

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