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Date published: April 16, 2018

Flight Response of California Condors to Inform Risk from Wind Turbines

Large soaring birds rely on topographic and weather conditions also preferred by wind facility developers.

Date published: April 16, 2018

Movements and Landscape Use of Eastern Imperial Eagles in Central Asia

In recent decades, Eastern Imperial Eagle populations have declined throughout their range

Date published: April 6, 2018

Golden Eagle Monitoring Plan for the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Area

This report outlines options for monitoring the status and population trends of golden eagles, a species specifically targeted for conservation under the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) of southern California.

Date published: April 6, 2018

Gene Flow Connects Coastal Populations of the Clapper Rail

Avian populations are predicted to exhibit minimal genetic differentiation as a result of their high mobility, although some habitat specialists show fine-scale genetic structure.

Date published: March 30, 2018

Modeling Habitat for Marbled Murrelets using LiDAR Data in the Siuslaw NF

LiDAR can provide fine-scale data describing vertical complexity of vegetation, a promising application for informing habitat models for landscape-scale applications.

Date published: March 23, 2018

Plant Functional Groups Affect Ecological Drought in Semiarid Grasslands

Plant functional groups have contrasting effects on soil water availability by affecting interception, uptake, and transpiration.

Date published: March 23, 2018

Potential Variability in Population-Level Response of Ponderosa Pine to Climate Change

Models of future species distributions are regularly fit at the species level, yet a species’ response to environmental change is not always uniform across its distribution.

Date published: March 20, 2018

Altering Sagebrush Landscapes with Fuel Breaks to Save Them from Wildfire

Linear fuel breaks have long been used to help suppress fire in the Great Basin, and thousands of miles of new fuel breaks may be constructed in coming years to protect sagebrush ecosystems, including greater sage-grouse habitat.

Date published: March 9, 2018

Effect of Cattle Exclosures on Columbia Spotted Frog Abundance

Livestock grazing is a major use of public lands across the western United States but there is concern that grazing might have negative effects on sensitive species like the Columbia spotted frog.

Date published: March 9, 2018

Raptor Interactions with Wind Energy: Case Studies from Around the World

Attempts to measure and mitigate the effects of wind turbines on wildlife have been an integral part of wind energy development.

Date published: March 9, 2018

Abundance of Ground Squirrel Carcasses Leaves Oily Residue on Golden Eagle Nestlings

The vast majority of reported wildlife oiling is caused by human aggregated hydrocarbons spilled into wildlife habitats.

Date published: March 9, 2018

Fire and Grazing Influence Site Resistance to Cheatgrass Invasion

Shrubs, bunchgrasses, and biological soil crusts (biocrusts) are believed to contribute to site resistance to plant invasions.