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Below are our most recent NOROCK and USGS News items. If you are with the media, please contact Todd Wojtowicz, communications biologist, at twojtowicz@usgs.gov with any media or outreach requests.

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USGS and partners publish the second in a series of structured science syntheses: the effects of culverts on stream habitat connectivity

USGS is working with federal land management agencies to develop a series of structured science syntheses to support analyses that agencies conduct to...

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USGS Friday's Findings—December 1, 2023

Title: Adaptive capacity as a lens to inform decisions on conservation status, invasive species, & climate-adaptation actions 

Speaker: Erik Beever...

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USGS and partners publish the first in a series of science syntheses to support National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses

USGS is working with federal land management agencies to develop a series of science syntheses to support environmental effects analyses that agencies...

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Amphibians have one more thing to worry about—mercury—large USGS study shows

RESTON, Va. — The first widescale assessment of methylmercury in adult amphibians in the U.S. to date shows that, in amphibians, this toxic compound...

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USGS scientists with the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) release new distribution data for the tricolored bat (Perimyotis subflavus).

USGS scientists from FORT and NOROCK with the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) recently published the resulting data of a range-wide...

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In a changing ecosystem, Yellowstone grizzly bears are resilient

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have been able to gain the body fat they need for hibernation even as population...

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IGBST Public Notifications and Resources

As part of ongoing efforts required under the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the...

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The Value of Tree Rings: A Natural History of a Whitebark (Pinus albicaulis) Pine Cross Section

The tree rings in this whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) cross-section provide a view back in time. Scientists study the patterns of tree ring growth...

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Friday's Findings - February 10 2023

Title: Big Avalanches in a Changing Climate: Snow Avalanche and Climate Relationships Across Multiple Climate Types

Speaker: Erich Peitzsch, Research...

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USGS Snow and Avalanche Research in the News

USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center snow and avalanche scientists are asked by the media to comment on a wide variety of topics including...

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Climate change and pesticides imperil a once common pollinator

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The western bumble bee was once common in western North America, but increasing temperatures, drought, and pesticide use have...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments combine science and technology to track biological threats in US waters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Geological Survey announced today it has signed a cooperative agreement with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, or...

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