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Drilling for mineral resources near Canyonlands National Park, Utah
May 31, 2007

Drilling for mineral resources near Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Drilling for mineral resources near Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Climate change combined with overlapping high-intensity land uses are likely to create conditions detrimental to the recreation economy, wildlife habitat, water availability and other resources in hyper-arid landscapes, or drylands, in the future, according to a paper published in Ecosphere

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Small tress re-growing after a fire
April 22, 2006

Nonnative tamarisk re-grows following a wildfire

Nonnative tamarisk is resistant to wildfire, in part because of its ablity to re-sprout.

Shrubs re-sprout after a wildfire
April 22, 2006

Nonnative tamarisk re-sprouts after wildfire

Nonnative tamarisk is resistant to wildfire, in part due to its ability to resprout

A tamarisk plant with many pink flowers
April 22, 2006

Tamarisk plants can make many flowers

Tamarisk plants have been sucessful in southwestern US river- and stream-side habitats, in part because of its ablity to make many flowers and, therefore, seeds.

Tamarisk growing along a river
April 22, 2006

A single species stand of nonnative tamarisk

Single species stand of nonnative tamarisk on the Lower Colorado River at Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, California

Humpback Chub specimen in tank
December 20, 2005

Humpback Chub specimen in tank

A lab photo of Humpback Chub specimen in tank

View of Colorado River confluence with the Little Colorado River
February 2, 2004

View of Colorado River confluence with the Little Colorado River

View of Colorado River confluence with the Little Colorado River taken from the rim of Marble Canyon

Downstream view of Colorado River at LCR confluence
May 8, 2002

Downstream view of Colorado River at LCR confluence

Downstream view of Colorado River at its confluence with the Little Colorado River

Four-wheel drive enthusiasts during Jeep Safari in Moab Utah
March 31, 2002

Four-wheel drive enthusiasts during Jeep Safari in Moab Utah

Four-wheel drive enthusiasts during Jeep Safari in Moab Utah. 

Climate change combined with overlapping high-intensity land uses are likely to create conditions detrimental to the recreation economy, wildlife habitat, water availability and other resources in hyper-arid landscapes, or drylands, in the future, according to a paper published in Ecosphere.

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Fish seining efforts on the Colorado River
May 24, 2001

Fish seining efforts on the Colorado River

Fish seining efforts on the Colorado River

Hoop fishing net deployed on the Little Colorado River
January 1, 0000

Hoop fishing net deployed on the Little Colorado River

Hoop fishing net deployed on the Little Colorado River just downstream of a travetine fall