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Human Dimensions of Resource Management

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Date published: January 12, 2021
Status: Active

Bureau of Land Management Recreational Visitor Survey Program Review

The Bureau of Land Management Recreation and Visitor Services Program regularly conducts recreational visitor satisfactions surveys. The Social and Economic Analysis branch is assessing the visitor survey effort, recommending updates to the current effort, and providing necessary survey materials. 

Date published: January 5, 2021
Status: Active

VaMPIRE: Values Mapping for Planning in Regional Ecosystems

As part of the Values Mapping for Planning in Regional Ecosystems project, also known as VaMPIRE, USGS scientists are developing a mapping application that aids in gathering public land visitor use information. 

Date published: December 2, 2020
Status: Active

Joint Fire Science Program Evaluation

The Joint Fire Science Program is a partnership between the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service that connects relevant fire science research with stakeholders. USGS Scientists are supporting the Joint Fire Science Program by assessing the science needs of its stakeholders in order to inform future decision making.  

Date published: September 23, 2020
Status: Active

Mapping Chronic Wasting Disease Management: Identify Opportunities for Intervention

This research effort is an interagency partnership between U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to model the social-ecological system that encompasses chronic wasting disease management in the United States. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal, neurologically degenerative disease that impacts many cervid species in North America (e.g., elk, moose, mule deer, and white...

Date published: November 10, 2018
Status: Active

Conservation Introductions: Enhancing Decision Support for the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Islands

This research effort is an interagency partnership between U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to systematically explore the issues, viewpoints, and concerns within the Service in relation to conservation introductions. Conservation introduction is the planned, intentional moving of species, populations or genotypes to a location outside a target’s native range. 

Date published: December 12, 2016
Status: Active

Support for the Annual Department of Interior Economics Report

The Department of Interior (DOI) produces annual estimates of the economic contributions of DOI programs, activities, and services. Fort Collins Science Center Economists contribute to this report. 

Date published: November 15, 2016
Status: Completed

Blanca Wetlands Restoration

For thousands of years, much of the San Luis Valley basin of south-central Colorado was made up of a series of lakes, marshes, and shallow playa basins that were integral to the lives of indigenous peoples. By the mid-1900s, the basins had dried up from the diversion of water sources for irrigation and became known as the “Dry Lakes.” In 1965, BLM began a series of wildlife habitat projects to...

Date published: November 14, 2016
Status: Active

Burley Landscape Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration

Characterized by a vast landscape dotted with sagebrush and juniper-clad foothills, the area surrounding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Burley Field Office in Idaho is home to a variety of species, such as the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), antelope (Antilocapra americana), bighorn sheep(Ovis canadensis), and pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus...

Date published: October 26, 2016
Status: Active

Human Dimensions of Resource Management

Human dimensions in the context of natural resource management refers to understanding attitudes, preferences, and behaviors of American citizens in order to improve conservation and management of public lands and waters managed by the Department of the Interior (DOI). Human Dimensions at the FORT also includes understanding the users and applications of data and technology in the context of...

Date published: August 29, 2016
Status: Active

How and Why Upper Colorado River Basin Land, Water, and Fire Managers Choose to Use Drought Tools (or Not)

Preparing for and responding to drought requires integrating scientific information into complex decision making processes. In recognition of this challenge, regional drought early warning systems (DEWS) and related drought-information tools have been developed under the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). Despite the existence of many tools and information sources, however...

Date published: July 26, 2016
Status: Active

HDgov: Multi-agency Website for Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

HDgov is an interactive and mobile-responsive online portal to interagency, academic, and non-government resources focused on the human dimensions of natural resource management. The web portal provides easy access to tools, publications, data, and methods that help ensure that the people side of natural resources is considered throughout the entire natural resource management process. The...

Date published: July 26, 2016
Status: Active

National Park Service Visitor Spending Effects

The National Park Service (NPS) manages the Nation’s most iconic destinations that attract millions of visitors from across the Nation and around the world. Trip-related spending by NPS visitors generates and supports a considerable amount of economic activity within park gateway communities. USGS economists collaborate with the National Park Service social science program to estimate NPS...