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Forest management to protect Colorado’s water resources: A synthesis report to support House Bill 16-1255

Publications Posted on: December 14, 2017
The Colorado Water Plan is a collaborative framework that sets forth objectives, goals and actions by which Coloradans can collectively address current and future water challenges through feasible and innovative solutions.

National forest climate change maps: Your guide to the future

Science Spotlights Posted on: October 17, 2017
The National Forest Climate Change Maps project was developed to meet the need of National Forest managers for information on projected climate changes at a scale relevant to decision making processes, including Forest Plans. The maps use state-of-the-art science and are available for every National Forest in the contiguous United States with relevant data coverage. Currently, the map sets include variables related to precipitation, air temperature, snow (including April 1 snow-water equivalent and snow residence time), and stream flow.

Forest management and water in the United States [Chapter 13]

Publications Posted on: May 08, 2017
This chapter outlines a brief history of the United States native forests and forest plantations. It describes the past and current natural and plantation forest distribution (map, area, main species), as well as main products produced (timber, pulp, furniture, etc.). Integrated into this discussion is a characterization of the water resources of the United States and the importance of forests for water uses.

Forest management and the impact on water resources: A review of 13 countries

Publications Posted on: May 08, 2017
Trees have been around for more than 370 million years, and today there are about 80 thousand species of them, occupying 3.5 billion hectares worldwide, including 250 million ha of commercial plantations. While forests can provide tremendous environmental, social, and economic benefits to nations, they also affect the hydrologic cycle in different ways.

Climate change, water resources, and roads in the Blue Mountains [Chapter 4]

Publications Posted on: April 14, 2017
Water is a critical resource in dry forest and rangeland environments of western North America, largely determining the distribution of plant and animal species across a broad range of elevations and ecosystems. Water is also essential for human endeavors, directly affecting where and how human communities and local economies have developed.

Climate change vulnerability assessments and related literature for aquatic ecosystems: Utah

Pages Posted on: February 01, 2016
This page lists climate change vulnerability assessments and studies that mention aquatic systems in Utah. This list does not necessarily include larger, more regionally based studies and assessments that might also have relevance to this state.

Climate change vulnerability assessments and related literature for aquatic ecosystems: Oregon and Washington

Pages Posted on: February 01, 2016
This page lists climate change vulnerability assessments and studies that mention aquatic systems in Oregon and Washington. This is not a comprehensive review of literature for the Northwestern states because our literature search was not focused on this region.

Climate change vulnerability assessments and related literature for aquatic ecosystems: New Mexico

Pages Posted on: February 01, 2016
This page lists climate change vulnerability assessments and studies that mention aquatic systems in New Mexico. This list does not necessarily include larger, more regionally based studies and assessments that might also have relevance to this state.

Climate change vulnerability assessments and related literature for aquatic ecosystems: Nevada

Pages Posted on: February 01, 2016
This page lists climate change assessments and studies that mention aquatic systems in Nevada. This is not a comprehensive review of literature for Nevada because our literature search was not focused on this state. It also does not necessarily include larger, more regionally based studies and assessments that might also have relevance to this state

Climate change vulnerability assessments and related literature for aquatic ecosystems: Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming

Pages Posted on: February 01, 2016
This page lists climate change assessments and studies that mention aquatic systems in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. This is not a comprehensive review of literature because our literature search was not focused on this region.

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