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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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They Do That, Too? Relatable Experiences for Mommas (and Momma-figures) of All Species

Becoming a mother makes you do surprising (and sometimes gross) things. Don’t worry – you're not alone! Here are a few ways that motherhood creates...

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Saving Salamanders: Vital to Ecosystem Health

Amphibians—the big-eyed, swimming-crawling-jumping-climbing group of water and land animals that includes frogs, toads, salamanders and worm-like...

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April Showers may Bring May Flowers, but Winter Snow is Water in the Bank

The type of precipitation falling from the sky matters, especially for delicate mountain ecosystems.

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Friday's Findings - April 22 2022

Title: Response of Flying Animals to Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Solar Facilities

Date: April 22, 2022 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Rob...

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Friday's Findings - March 11 2022

Date: March 11, 2022 from 2 - 2:30 pm ET

Speaker: Adam Sepulveda, Research Zoologist, USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

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Environmental DNA Research Sheds Light on Invasive Species

USGS Science is Refining eDNA Techniques and Developing New Applications 

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Translating the Relevance of USGS Science to Trout Unlimited’s Conservation and Engagement Work

Scientists with the USGS and Trout Unlimited (TU) recently hosted an event to facilitate cross-organizational learning and collaborative...

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The Hidden Cost of Disease for Bighorn Sheep—Smaller Horns

Male bighorn sheep have spectacular horns, making them popular among hikers, photographers and hunters. However, disease threatens the magnificence of...

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How Can Managers Respond to Changing Ecosystems?

A new Special Section in the journal BioScience provides an in-depth exposition of the Resist-Accept-Direct framework, a new approach to guide natural...

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Friday's Findings - November 5 2021

What is a glacier? Defining ice dynamic thresholds for regional assessments of glacier mass change

Date: November 5, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time...

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Erik Beever, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center Research Ecologist, Acknowledged by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

On September 8, 2021, Erik Beever was acknowledged in the 2021 Climate Adaptation Leadership Awards by receiving an honorable mention for his research...

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Picture This: A National Climate Change Viewer that Helps Land Managers and Decision Makers Plan for Climate Change

The enormity of the challenge posed by climate change makes it difficult to visualize and understand on the ground. Even though wide-ranging impacts...

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