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Image: Environmental DNA Samples
July 28, 2015

Environmental DNA Samples

Samples from various aquatic species and other material necessary to create environemntal DNA (eDNA) assays are stored at the Snake River Field Station in Boise. Water samples from aquatic ecosystems are compared against the assays to identify the presence and location of species in those ecosystems.

Image: Environmental DNA Samples
July 28, 2015

Environmental DNA Samples

Samples collected form coho salmon that will be used to develop environmental DNA (eDNA) assays for the species. Water samples from aquatic ecosystems are compared against the assays to identify the presence and location of species in those ecosystems.

Sagebrush seedlings
July 8, 2015

Sagebrush seedlings in Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Sagebrush seedlings grown at Birds of Prey National Conservation Area before outplanting to sites at BOP NCA in Nov 2012 in sites previously burned in wildfire summer 2012

Sagebrush seedlings
June 29, 2015

Sagebrush seedlings in Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

Sagebrush seedlings grown at Birds of Prey National Conservation Area before outplanting to sites at BOP NCA in Nov 2012 in sites previously burned in wildfire summer 2012

Songbird surveys in the Oregon Coast Range
May 29, 2015

Songbird surveys in McDonald Dunn forest

Joan Hagar and Amy Comstock assess the long-term ecological value and characteristics of snags created for wildlife

Tree in McDonald Dunn Forest
May 29, 2015

Tree in McDonald Dunn Forest

Joan Hagar and Amy Comstock assess the long-term ecological value and characteristics of snags created for wildlife

Douglas-fir trees topped to create snags for wildlife
May 29, 2015

Douglas-fir trees topped to create snags for wildlife habitat

Snags provide habitat for a wide range of organisms from cavity-nesting birds to insects, and are critical for maintaining forest biodiversity. Resource managers can create snags by topping trees to mitigate loss of snags to timber harvest, but information regarding changes in habitat for snag-dependent wildlife over time as created snags decay is lacking. Oregon State

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Northern spotted owl perched on a tree branch
May 11, 2015

Spotted owl (Strix occidentalis)

Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) are mostly non-migratory, long-lived birds whose populations have declined in mature forests of western North America.

Pend Oreille River in winter
December 1, 2014

Pend Oreille River in winter

The Kalispel Tribe in northeastern Washington is located along the Pend Oreille River, home to culturally important, cold-water fish, such as bull trout and cutthroat trout. In an ongoing study, USGS researchers are helping to identify cold-water refuges and develop a protection and restoration framework that will inform Kalispel Tribe natural resource managers involved in

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Upper Whitehorse Creek stream drying
August 22, 2014

Upper Whitehorse Creek stream water runs underground

A crew surveys Upper Whitehorse Creek in SE Oregon and finds a stretch of stream that dries up, or runs underground.