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Species of conservation concern and environmental stressors: Local, regional and global effects [Chapter 6] (Executive Summary)

Posted date: September 09, 2013
Publication Year: 
2013
Authors: Ostoja, Steven M.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Chambers, Jeanne C.Pendleton, Burton K.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada - Executive Summary. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-304. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 35-39.
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Abstract

Southern Nevada’s unique landscapes and landforms provide habitat for a diversity of plant and wildlife species of conservation concern including many locally and regionally endemic species. The high population density and urbanization of the Las Vegas metropolitan area is the source of many local and regional stressors that affect these species and their habitats: nitrogen deposition; solar and wind energy and water development; recreation, insects and disease; livestock, wild horse, burro, and elk grazing; invasive species; and altered fire regimes. Global stressors also affect these species and include climate change and CO2 enrichment.

Citation

Ostoja, Steven M.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; Pendleton, Burton K.. 2013. Species of conservation concern and environmental stressors: Local, regional and global effects [Chapter 6] (Executive Summary). In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada - Executive Summary. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-304. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 35-39.