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Date published: June 25, 2018

Thresholds and Hotspots for Shrub Restoration Following a Heterogeneous Megafire

Reestablishing perennial native shrubs is essential to short-term rehabilitation and long-term restoration of plant communities in the sagebrush ecosystem following wildfire.

Date published: June 22, 2018

Pollinator Use of Forbs in the Soda Fire Area

Pollinating insects are in serious decline across the United States, which not only impacts agricultural plants, but native plants as well.

Date published: June 18, 2018

Impacts of Altered Precipitation on a Desert Shrub Depends on Timing

Semi-arid shrub steppe occupies a vast geographic range with distinct seasonal patterns in precipitation.

Date published: June 18, 2018

Western Gray Squirrel Habitat and Fuel Management in the North Cascades

The state-threatened western gray squirrel occurs in the northern Cascade Range, Washington, where long-term fire suppression has increased risk of catastrophic wildfire.

Date published: June 18, 2018

Northwest Forest Plan Book Chapter: Northern Spotted Owl Habitat and Populations

Authors from the U.S. Forest Service and the USGS wrote a book chapter outlining how northern spotted owls shaped the Northwest Forest Plan.

Date published: June 18, 2018

Geographic Variation in Natal Dispersal of Northern Spotted Owls over 28 Years

USGS and U.S. Forest Service researchers analyzed northern spotted owl natal dispersal, or the distance from natal site to first breeding site, from 1985 – 2012 in Oregon and Washington to examine how barred owls affect northern spotted owls’ movement.

Date published: June 1, 2018

Lead Isotope Analysis of a Juvenile Bald Eagle

A male, 3-4 month old bald eagle was discovered in June, 2015 with a broken left wing and clinical signs of chronic lead toxicity.

Date published: June 1, 2018

Analysis of Surveys to Predict Eagle Interactions with Wind Energy Facilities

To minimize golden eagle fatalities in areas proposed for wind development, point count surveys are usually conducted to estimate bird use.

Date published: May 25, 2018

Progress Report - Effects of Experimental Removal of Barred Owls on Population Demography of Northern Spotted Owls

Evidence suggests that the long-term persistence of northern spotted owls may be in question without additional management intervention.

Date published: May 25, 2018

Use of Created Snags by Cavity-Nesting Birds Across 25 Years

Managers often intentionally create snags to mitigate the long-term declines of natural snags, yet information regarding use of created snags by wildlife across long timescales is lacking.

Date published: May 25, 2018

Terrestrial Fauna are Agents and Endpoints in Ecosystem Restoration Following Dam Removal

Research aimed at understanding physical and ecological outcomes following dam removal have increased, but roles of terrestrial fauna in the restoration process remain poorly understood.

Date published: May 18, 2018

Projecting Climate Change Effects on Aspen Distribution and Productivity

Aspen forests support numerous wildlife species and provide high quality forage for livestock and game.