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Namesort descending Type Post date
2014 Annual Report Other Documents May 05, 2015
A national stream internet Briefing Papers January 23, 2015
A thermal map for all Idaho streams Other Documents September 30, 2015
A thermal map for all Oregon streams Other Documents September 30, 2015
A thermal map for all Washington streams Other Documents September 30, 2015
Adaptation for wildland aquatic resources Briefing Papers December 04, 2014
Adaptation strategies for livestock management in Great Plains rangelands Presentations November 20, 2015
Alternative futures for fire management under a changing climate Other Documents November 17, 2015
Application of spatially explicit decision framework for fish conservation Briefing Papers December 04, 2014
Bull trout and climate change Briefing Papers December 04, 2014


Drippy blight: a new disease complex of red oak

A northern red oak showing symptoms of drippy blight disease.

Red oaks are an important part of forests throughout the urban corridor in Colorado, but have experienced dieback recently as a result of an unknown disease complex.

Traumatic resin ducts indicate past beetle outbreaks

Example of traumatic resin ducts formed during 1997, 1998, and tangentially during 1999, in response to a large spruce beetle outbreak.

The formation of traumatic resin ducts in Engelmann spruce represents an important induced defense in response to environmental perturbations.

Restoring whitebark pine ecosystems

Growing rust-resistant whitebark pine seedlings at the Coeur d’Alene Nursery. Photo by Robert E. Keane.

Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) forests are declining across most of their range in North America because of the combined effects of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae...


Mature bluebunch wheatgrass reproductive seed stalks just before dispersal. Photo by Francis Kilkenny

Native plant community restoration is a vital tool for preserving and maintaining diverse ecosystems that support wildlife and provide ecosystem functions essential to healthy human communities....

Forest Service science bolsters sagebrush and sage-grouse conservation

Wyoming big sagebrush, Owyhee County (southwest) Idaho. Photo by Matt Fisk, USDA FS

Sagebrush ecosystems are among the largest and most threatened ecosystems in North America. Greater sage-grouse has served as the bellwether for species conservation in these ecosystems and has...

Wildfire Research WiRe

TOMV mitigation effective infographic

Supporting images for The Wildfire Research Team (WiRe).

Tracking Canada lynx in insect-impacted forests

Close-up of an immobilized Canada lynx just removed from a trap, Rio Grande National Forest, 2015.

Canada lynx, and their primary prey snowshoe hares, live in high-elevation spruce-fir forests, which are increasingly modified by spruce-bark beetle outbreaks.  One important management question...

Potential impacts of carbon dioxide on invasive toadflax

Toadflax genotypes in plant growth chambers supplying different concentrations of carbon dioxide (photo by S.E. Sing).

Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists are investigating how climate change, namely elevated levels of CO2, might impact invasive species and classical...

Biochar and restoration of native plants

A handful of biochar-amendment nursery substrate being tested for its potential to grow high-quality native plants for restoration.

Biochar is created from excess woody biomass that would normally be burned. Biochar use on forest sites can (1) sequester carbon, (2) improve soil moisture conditions, (3) decrease soil bulk...