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Operationalizing resilience and resistance concepts to address invasive grass-fire cycles

Publications Posted on: June 26, 2019
Plant invasions can affect fuel characteristics, fire behavior, and fire regimes resulting in invasive plant-fire cycles and alternative, self-perpetuating states that can be difficult, if not impossible, to reverse.

Raster surfaces created from the cost-effective mapping of longleaf extent and condition using NAIP imagery and FIA data project

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication contains twenty-four GeoTIFF files for four significant geographic areas (SGAs) in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The extent of the SGAs are defined within the America’s Longleaf Range-wide Conservation Plan for Longleaf (2009).

Designing cost-effective biodiversity corridors

Science Spotlights Posted on: August 26, 2016
A new optimization technique will help conservation biologists choose the most cost-effective ways of connecting isolated populations of rare species. As the human population grows and expands its footprint, maintaining the connectivity of wildlife habitats is a challenge, but an RMRS-led team has developed tools for cost-effective solutions.

Assessing watershed-wildfire risks on National Forest System lands in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States

Publications Posted on: October 01, 2013
Wildfires can cause significant negative impacts to water quality with resultant consequences for the environment and human health and safety, as well as incurring substantial rehabilitation and water treatment costs.

Climate change, aquatic ecosystems, and fishes in the Rocky Mountain West: implications and alternatives for management

Publications Posted on: December 06, 2010
Anthropogenic climate change is rapidly altering aquatic ecosystems across the Rocky Mountain West and may detrimentally impact populations of sensitive species that are often the focus of conservation efforts.

Applications of satellite-derived disturbance information in support of sustainable forest management

Publications Posted on: March 05, 2009
The need for current information about the effects of fires, harvest, and storms is evident in many areas of sustainable forest management. While there are several potential sources of this information, each source has its limitations. Generally speaking, the statistical rigor associated with traditional forest sampling is an important asset in any monitoring effort.