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Researchers determining the effectiveness of erosion mitigation measures on a hiking trail.

Researchers determining the effectiveness of erosion mitigation measures on a hiking trail

The black-backed woodpecker is classified as Sensitive Species by the Forest Service (photo by Mike Laycock, NPS).

Scientists with the Rocky Mountain Research Station are developing GIS tools to model habitat suitability and guide habitat management for woodpecker species of conservation concern

(photo by Mike Laycock, NPS)
Proactive interventions can reduce the spread of tree pathogens in sensitive ecosystems.

Proactive interventions can reduce the spread of tree pathogens in sensitive ecosystems

Decommissioning forest roads can reduce erosion and promote recovery of riparian ecosystems.

Researchers developed the Geomorphic Road Analysis and Inventory Package to assess the impacts of roads on forested watersheds and identify areas that could benefit from road decommissioning

Conditions after a restoration treatment in a ponderosa pine forest on the Coconino National Forest.

A series of six short videos illustrates ecological restoration in frequent-fire forests based on a Station general technical report

(RMRS-GTR-310)
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