Management of terrestrial and aquatic resources has often been in conflict. Emerging science suggests they should be elements of the same problem, creating and maintaining healthy ecosystems. We are leading efforts to integrate divergent views such as those associated with the management of fire, roads, and vegetation for improved management and conservation of native fish, wildlife, and plant species. To this extent, the Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab houses scientists associated with these three Science Research Programs:
Develops knowledge of the biophysical conditions and processes that influence water quality and quantity, aquatic habitat quality, and the distribution, diversity, and persistence of fish and other aquatic species.
Develops knowledge, plant materials, and technology for successful long-term restoration of diverse shrubland plant communities to meet resource needs and values.
Acquire, develop, and provide reliable information on wildlife populations and habitats in terrestrial ecosystems to support science-based decisions for natural resource management.