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Inventory, Monitoring, & Analysis

Environmental DNA is emerging as a new method to inventory populations of aquatic organisms (photo by Kerry O'Connor).

Environmental DNA is emerging as a new method to inventory populations of aquatic organisms

(photo by Kerry O'Connor)
Researchers are identifying indicators of rangeland health to help monitor changing conditions over time.

Researchers are identifying indicators of rangeland health to help monitor changing conditions over time

View of Virgin Canyon/Virgin Mesa in New Mexico.

The report New Mexico’s Forest Resources, 2008-2012, summarizes the most recent inventory of New Mexico’s forests based on field data collected from more than 3,000 forest areas between 2008 and 2012

Image of the Hoover Wilderness (photo by Steve Boutcher).

The 2008 "Keeping It Wild" wilderness character monitoring strategy establishes a scientifically sound and rigorous approach to developing comprehensive baseline data on the unique characteristics of each wilderness

LiDAR imagery of a forested slope.

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology uses lasers mounted on aircrafts to image the 3-D structure of forests with unprecedented detail

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This research helps determine the current status and trends of forests, identifying threats and management options and their respective effects on the nation’s forest and grassland species. This category includes:

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