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Climate change vulnerability assessments for the Front Range and Colorado National Grasslands

Projects Posted on: April 24, 2019
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in Support of Front Range National Forests and Colorado National Grasslands for Forest Plan Revision, Plan Amendments, and Project-Level Planning.

Potential effects of climate change on riparian areas, wetlands, and groundwater-dependent ecosystems in the Blue Mountains, Oregon, USA

Publications Posted on: April 05, 2019
Riparian areas, wetlands, and groundwater-dependent ecosystems, which are found at all elevations throughout the Blue Mountains, comprise a small portion of the landscape but have high conservation value because they provide habitat for diverse flora and fauna. The effects of climate change on these special habitats may be especially profound, due to altered snowpack and hydrologic regimes predicted to occur in the near future.

Forest wetland area and the forest sector economy in the U.S. South

Publications Posted on: August 20, 2018
This article reviews current data on forest wetlands and their economic contributions in the South, ranging from Texas to Virginia. Based on USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data, the wetland category comprised 17.7% of timber land area on all private and public lands in the South.

Field guide to Intermountain sedges

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Descriptions of morphological characteristics, habitat, and geographic distributions are provided for 114 sedges (Carex spp.) of the Intermountain area. A dichotomous key, color photographs, line drawings, and discussions highlighting differences among similar species aid identification. An illustrated morphology, glossary, and index of common names simplify use.

Climate change and special habitats in the Blue Mountains: Riparian areas, wetlands, and groundwater-dependent ecosystems [Chapter 7]

Publications Posted on: April 14, 2017
In the Blue Mountains, climate change is likely to have significant, long-term implications for freshwater resources, including riparian areas, wetlands (box 7.1), and groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs, box 7.2). Climate change is expected to cause a transition from snow to rain, resulting in diminished snowpack and shifts in streamflow to earlier in the season (Leibowitz et al. 2014, Luce et al. 2012; see chapter 3).

Aquatic and wetland vascular plants of the northern Great Plains

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
A taxonomic treatment of aquatic and wetland vascular plants has been developed as a tool for identifying over 500 plant species inhabiting wetlands of the northern Great Plains region. The treatment provides dichotomous keys and botanical descriptions to facilitate identification of all included taxa. Illustrations are also provided for selected species.

Fire effects on aquatic ecosystems: An assessment of the current state of the science

Publications Posted on: March 03, 2016
Fire is a prevalent feature of many landscapes and has numerous and complex effects on geological, hydrological, ecological, and economic systems. In some regions, the frequency and intensity of wildfire have increased in recent years and are projected to escalate with predicted climatic and landuse changes.

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.

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

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

Climate change vulnerability assessments and related literature for aquatic ecosystems: Southwest region

Pages Posted on: February 01, 2016
This page lists climate change vulnerability assessments and studies that mention aquatic systems in the Southwest which primarily includes Arizona, California, and New Mexico.

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