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A forested wetland in Mount Rainier National Park
July 12, 2012

A forested wetland in Mount Rainier National Park

A forested wetland in Mount Rainier National Park

map of historic and current sage-grouse range in 2000
May 31, 2012

map of historic and current sage-grouse range in 2000

Map of historic and current sage-grouse range in 2000, provided as a download from the old USGS Sagemap website.

Landscape in Southeastern Oregon
May 10, 2012

Honey Creek in Southeastern Oregon

Honey Creek in southeastern Oregon

Little Blitzen River in southeastern Oregon
May 10, 2012

Little Blitzen River in Southeastern Oregon

Little Blitzen River in southeastern Oregon

View from the sky looking inland at a river mouth that is flowing into open waters heavily laden with sediment in contrast.
April 14, 2012

Turbid Coastal Plume of the Elwha River, Washington

The turbid waters of the Elwha River and the coastal waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca mix directly offshore of the river mouth, forming a large coastal plume.  This plume is easily identified by the cloudiness of the water (or "turbidity") resulting from sediment discharged by the river.  Two large dams on the Elwha River are being incrementally removed from 2011 to

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View from the sky looking seaward over a river mouth that is dumping large volumes of sediment and creating a delta.
April 14, 2012

Turbid Coastal Plume of the Elwha River, Washington

The turbid waters of the Elwha River and the coastal waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca mix directly offshore of the river mouth, forming a large coastal plume.  This plume is easily identified by the cloudiness of the water (or "turbidity") resulting from sediment discharged by the river.  Two large dams on the Elwha River were incrementally removed from 2011 to 2014 to

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View from the sky looking inland at a river mouth that is flowing into open waters heavily laden with sediment in contrast.
April 14, 2012

Turbid Coastal Plume of the Elwha River, Washington

The turbid waters of the Elwha River and the coastal waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca mix directly offshore of the river mouth, forming a large coastal plume.  This plume is easily identified by the cloudiness of the water (or "turbidity") resulting from sediment discharged by the river.  Two large dams on the Elwha River were incrementally removed from 2011 to 2014 to

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barred owl sitting on a tree branch
March 9, 2012

Barred owl

Barred owls (Strix varia) have expanded their geographic range from eastern to western North America. Their newly expanded range now completely overlaps that of the federally threatened northern spotted owl (S. occidentalis caurina).

sleet storm over sagebrush habitat
January 26, 2012

Approaching sleet storm at Stinkingwater Mountains, Oregon

A sleet storm approaches the sagebrush habitat at the south end Stinkingwater Mountians near Warm Springs Reservoir in eastern Oregon

Methow River
December 31, 2011

Methow River near Winthrop, WA in fall of 2011

Methow River near Winthrop, WA in fall of 2011. USGS researchers are creating a decision support model to help the BLM determine how alternative restoration strategies might affect threatened salmon and steelhead fish populations.

two scientists working in a sagebrush experimental plot
December 16, 2011

Experiments on sagebrush in a common garden

Two USGS scientists set up equipment to measure sagebrush in a common garden experiment in the Great Basin, Idaho

Filtering stream water to collect environmental DNA from stream amphibians
November 3, 2011

Filtering stream water to collect environmental DNA

Filtering stream water to collect environmental DNA from stream amphibians