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Incorporating cattle into restoration treatments at a Northern Arizona RestoreNet site
Incorporating cattle into restoration treatments at a Northern Arizona RestoreNet site
Incorporating cattle into restoration treatments at a Northern Arizona RestoreNet site
Incorporating cattle into restoration treatments at a Northern Arizona RestoreNet site

Cattle inside a grazing enclosure at the Bar T Bar Ranch RestoreNet site in Northern Arizona.

The cover page of a cooperator publication about modeling the impacts of Glen Canyon Dam operations on downstream resources
Modeling the impacts of Glen Canyon Dam operations on downstream Colorado River resources-cover
Modeling the impacts of Glen Canyon Dam operations on downstream Colorado River resources-cover
Modeling the impacts of Glen Canyon Dam operations on downstream Colorado River resources-cover

The cover page of a USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center cooperator publication prepared as part of an Interagency Agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation.

The cover page of a USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center cooperator publication prepared as part of an Interagency Agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation.

RAMPS Biologist rides a bike designed to create seedballs (mixes of seed, clay, and other materials) for restoration
RAMPS Biologist rides a seedball bike to make seedballs for RestoreNet restoration
RAMPS Biologist rides a seedball bike to make seedballs for RestoreNet restoration
RAMPS Biologist rides a seedball bike to make seedballs for RestoreNet restoration

RAMPS Biologist Sarah Costanzo rides a seedball bike designed to create seedballs (mixes of seed, clay, and other materials) for RestoreNet restoration

RAMPS Biologist Sarah Costanzo rides a seedball bike designed to create seedballs (mixes of seed, clay, and other materials) for RestoreNet restoration

A researcher holds up a 1900s historic photograph with the same landscape in view in a repeat photography study
Repeat photography matching in action
Repeat photography matching in action
Repeat photography matching in action

An example of repeat photography in action - A researcher, Jim Malusa of the University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment, holds a clipboard with a historic photograph captured right at the spot where the image was originally taken in the 1900s, with the same mountain landscape in view.

An example of repeat photography in action - A researcher, Jim Malusa of the University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment, holds a clipboard with a historic photograph captured right at the spot where the image was originally taken in the 1900s, with the same mountain landscape in view.

Staff profile photo of Rebecca Finger-Higgens, wearing a backpack in Canyonlands, UT during fieldwork
Rebecca Finger-Higgens staff photo
Rebecca Finger-Higgens staff photo
Rebecca Finger-Higgens staff photo

Rebecca Finger-Higgens is a USGS scientist at the Southwest Biological Science Center. Here she is conducting fieldwork in the southwest US, Utah.

Rebecca Finger-Higgens is a USGS scientist at the Southwest Biological Science Center. Here she is conducting fieldwork in the southwest US, Utah.

Staff profile photo of Shannon Sartain, wearing a USGS cap
Shannon Sartain staff profile photo
Shannon Sartain staff profile photo
Shannon Sartain staff profile photo

Photo of Shannon Sartain, hydrologist at the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center. 

Photo of Shannon Sartain, hydrologist at the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center. 

Screenshot of a frame in Mapping biocrust with UAS technology in Moab, Utah USGS video that shows biocrusts
Screenshot of "Mapping biocrust with UAS technology in Moab, Utah" USGS video
Screenshot of "Mapping biocrust with UAS technology in Moab, Utah" USGS video
Screenshot of "Mapping biocrust with UAS technology in Moab, Utah" USGS video

A screenshot of a frame in the USGS b-roll video "Mapping biocrust with UAS technology in Moab, Utah". USGS researchers teamed up for a biological soil crust (biocrust) remote sensing and field data campaign near Moab, Utah in February of 2022.

A screenshot of a frame in the USGS b-roll video "Mapping biocrust with UAS technology in Moab, Utah". USGS researchers teamed up for a biological soil crust (biocrust) remote sensing and field data campaign near Moab, Utah in February of 2022.

Two women biologists conduct fieldwork at the Gemini solar site
Two biologists conduct fieldwork at the Gemini solar site
Two biologists conduct fieldwork at the Gemini solar site
Two biologists conduct fieldwork at the Gemini solar site

Two biologists conduct fieldwork research at the Gemini solar array energy and storage project in the Mojave Desert, Nevada. They are collecting data on plant identification and soil sampling. Photo by Claire Karban, USGS, SBSC.

Two biologists conduct fieldwork research at the Gemini solar array energy and storage project in the Mojave Desert, Nevada. They are collecting data on plant identification and soil sampling. Photo by Claire Karban, USGS, SBSC.

A staff profile photo of Gregor Siegmund
Gregor-Fausto Siegmund staff profile photo
Gregor-Fausto Siegmund staff profile photo
Gregor-Fausto Siegmund staff profile photo

As an ecologist with the US Geological Survey’s Southwest Biological Science Center, Gregor works to understand the environmental variables that influence plant regeneration in the Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau.

As an ecologist with the US Geological Survey’s Southwest Biological Science Center, Gregor works to understand the environmental variables that influence plant regeneration in the Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau.

A SM4 bat detector and recorder is placed on top of a pole in Grand Canyon as part of a study
A SM4 bat detector that records ultrasonic ball calls is placed on top of a pole in Grand Canyon as part of a study
A SM4 bat detector that records ultrasonic ball calls is placed on top of a pole in Grand Canyon as part of a study
A SM4 bat detector that records ultrasonic ball calls is placed on top of a pole in Grand Canyon as part of a study

A SM4 bat detector is placed on top of a pole in Grand Canyon near the Colorado River, below Emerald Rapid. This weatherproof detector records ultrasonic bat calls. The recording is part of an ongoing study that is examining bat abundance and foraging in Grand Canyon along the Colorado River.

A SM4 bat detector is placed on top of a pole in Grand Canyon near the Colorado River, below Emerald Rapid. This weatherproof detector records ultrasonic bat calls. The recording is part of an ongoing study that is examining bat abundance and foraging in Grand Canyon along the Colorado River.

Photographs of different types of erosion that physically degrade archaeological sites along the Colorado River, Grand Canyon
Photographs of archaeological sites with physical degradation from erosion along the Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park
Photographs of archaeological sites with physical degradation from erosion along the Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park
Photographs of archaeological sites with physical degradation from erosion along the Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park

Photographs of different types of erosion that physically degrade archaeological sites along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park: (A) Cutbank erosion in a large alluvial terrace has exposed a prehistoric hearth (buried charcoal lens) in profile; (B) Surface erosion from both water runoff and wind has deflated the archaeological matrix, and in the absenc

Photographs of different types of erosion that physically degrade archaeological sites along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park: (A) Cutbank erosion in a large alluvial terrace has exposed a prehistoric hearth (buried charcoal lens) in profile; (B) Surface erosion from both water runoff and wind has deflated the archaeological matrix, and in the absenc

Lauren Tango staff photo, smiling, wearing a life jacket, in a boat working in the field, on Colorado River in Grand Canyon
Lauren Tango staff photo
Lauren Tango staff photo
Lauren Tango staff photo

A staff photo of Lauren Tango, conducting field research on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. 

A staff photo of Lauren Tango, conducting field research on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. 

Northern Arizona University graduate students monitor seedling emergence in a northern Arizona RestoreNet site
Northern Arizona University graduate students monitor seedling emergence in a northern Arizona RestoreNet site
Northern Arizona University graduate students monitor seedling emergence in a northern Arizona RestoreNet site
Northern Arizona University graduate students monitor seedling emergence in a northern Arizona RestoreNet site

Northern Arizona University graduate students monitor seedling emergence in a northern Arizona RestoreNet site. Photo by Laura Shriver.

RAMPS Biologist collecting soil for greenhouse inoculation experiments
RAMPS Biologist collecting soil for greenhouse inoculation experiments
RAMPS Biologist collecting soil for greenhouse inoculation experiments
RAMPS Biologist collecting soil for greenhouse inoculation experiments

RAMPS Biologist Sarah Costanzo collects soil for greenhouse inoculation experiments. Photo by Laura Shriver.

RAMPS Biologist Sarah Costanzo collects soil for greenhouse inoculation experiments. Photo by Laura Shriver.

A Northern Arizona University graduate student collects soil for RestoreNet greenhouse inoculation experiments
A Northern Arizona University graduate student collects soil for RestoreNet greenhouse inoculation experiments
A Northern Arizona University graduate student collects soil for RestoreNet greenhouse inoculation experiments
A Northern Arizona University graduate student collects soil for RestoreNet greenhouse inoculation experiments

Northern Arizona University graduate student Ri Corwin collects soil for greenhouse inoculation experiments. Photo by Laura Shriver.

A SM4 bat detector to record ultrasonic bat calls is deployed in Grand Canyon
A SM4 bat detector is deployed in Grand Canyon to record ultrasonic bat calls
A SM4 bat detector is deployed in Grand Canyon to record ultrasonic bat calls
A SM4 bat detector is deployed in Grand Canyon to record ultrasonic bat calls

A SM4 bat detector is deployed at Kwagunt Canyon in Grand Canyon. This weatherproof detector records ultrasonic bat calls. Photo by Anya Metcalfe, USGS, SBSC. This is part of an ongoing study during a study that is examining bat abundance and foraging in Grand Canyon along the Colorado River.

A SM4 bat detector is deployed at Kwagunt Canyon in Grand Canyon. This weatherproof detector records ultrasonic bat calls. Photo by Anya Metcalfe, USGS, SBSC. This is part of an ongoing study during a study that is examining bat abundance and foraging in Grand Canyon along the Colorado River.

A hidden bat detector and recorder is placed in a mesquite tree in Grand Canyon
A incognito SM4 bat detector that records ultrasonic bat calls is hidden in a mesquite tree in Grand Canyon near the Colorado River
A incognito SM4 bat detector that records ultrasonic bat calls is hidden in a mesquite tree in Grand Canyon near the Colorado River
A incognito SM4 bat detector that records ultrasonic bat calls is hidden in a mesquite tree in Grand Canyon near the Colorado River

An incognito SM4 bat detector is placed in a hidden location in a mesquite tree in Grand Canyon near the Colorado River, below Emerald Rapid. This weatherproof detector records ultrasonic bat calls. This is part of an ongoing study during a study that is examining bat abundance and foraging in Grand Canyon.

An incognito SM4 bat detector is placed in a hidden location in a mesquite tree in Grand Canyon near the Colorado River, below Emerald Rapid. This weatherproof detector records ultrasonic bat calls. This is part of an ongoing study during a study that is examining bat abundance and foraging in Grand Canyon.

Photo of Carla Roybal
Carla Roybal staff profile photo
Carla Roybal staff profile photo
Carla Roybal staff profile photo

A photo of Carla Roybal, a plant ecologist with the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center. Carla studies plants in the context of ecological restoration in western dryland ecosystems.

A photo of Carla Roybal, a plant ecologist with the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center. Carla studies plants in the context of ecological restoration in western dryland ecosystems.

Researchers conducting vegetation and soil fieldwork in the Mojave Desert
Researchers conducting vegetation and soil fieldwork in the Mojave Desert
Researchers conducting vegetation and soil fieldwork in the Mojave Desert
Researchers conducting vegetation and soil fieldwork in the Mojave Desert

Researchers conducting vegetation and soil fieldwork in the Mojave Desert, Nevada. Photo by Claire Karban, USGS, SBSC.

Researchers conducting vegetation and soil fieldwork in the Mojave Desert, Nevada. Photo by Claire Karban, USGS, SBSC.

A newly installed Low Earth Orbit satellite receiver at Grand Canyon gaging station above the Colorado River
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite receiver in Grand Canyon at historic Grand Canyon gage house overlooking the Colorado River
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite receiver in Grand Canyon at historic Grand Canyon gage house overlooking the Colorado River
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite receiver in Grand Canyon at historic Grand Canyon gage house overlooking the Colorado River

A newly installed Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite receiver is connected to a suspended sediment concentration sensor at the historic Grand Canyon gaging station. In the background is the South Kaibab Trail bridge and Boat Beach located at Phantom Ranch.

A newly installed Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite receiver is connected to a suspended sediment concentration sensor at the historic Grand Canyon gaging station. In the background is the South Kaibab Trail bridge and Boat Beach located at Phantom Ranch.

A photo of Josh Caster, a geographer at the Southwest Biological Science Center
Josh Caster, Southwest Biological Science Center
Josh Caster, Southwest Biological Science Center
Josh Caster, Southwest Biological Science Center

Joshua Caster is a geographer at the Southwest Biological Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ.