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Desert marigold (Baileya multiradiata) blooming in a monitoring quadrat at a RestoreNet site
Desert marigold (Baileya multiradiata) blooming in a monitoring quadrat at a RestoreNet site
Desert marigold (Baileya multiradiata) blooming in a monitoring quadrat at a RestoreNet site
Desert marigold (Baileya multiradiata) blooming in a monitoring quadrat at a RestoreNet site

Desert marigold (Baileya multiradiata) blooming in a monitoring quadrat at a RestoreNet site in Northern Arizona. Photo by Laura Shriver (USGS).

Claudia Dimartini holds a long camelthorn rhizomes exposed in a wash at Wupatki National Monument
Long camelthorn rhizomes exposed in a wash at Wupatki National Monument
Long camelthorn rhizomes exposed in a wash at Wupatki National Monument
Long camelthorn rhizomes exposed in a wash at Wupatki National Monument

USGS Biological Science Technician Claudia Dimartini poses with a long camelthorn (Alhagi maurorum) rhizome (underground root structure from which new plants can propagate that was exposed in a wash at the Deadman Wash Confluence Area. Photo by Laura Shriver (USGS).

USGS Biological Science Technician Claudia Dimartini poses with a long camelthorn (Alhagi maurorum) rhizome (underground root structure from which new plants can propagate that was exposed in a wash at the Deadman Wash Confluence Area. Photo by Laura Shriver (USGS).

Newly installed RestoreNet treatments including pits + seedballs + live topsoil and live topsoil + direct seeding
Newly installed RestoreNet treatments including pits + seedballs + live topsoil and live topsoil + direct seeding
Newly installed RestoreNet treatments including pits + seedballs + live topsoil and live topsoil + direct seeding
Newly installed RestoreNet treatments including pits + seedballs + live topsoil and live topsoil + direct seeding

Newly installed RestoreNet Version 2.0 treatment plots at Bar T Bar Ranch in Northern Arizona. Left: a plot that received pitting + seedballs + live topsoil inoculum (in the seedballs), Right: a plot that received live topsoil inoculum (spread across the plot) and direct seeding.

Newly installed RestoreNet Version 2.0 treatment plots at Bar T Bar Ranch in Northern Arizona. Left: a plot that received pitting + seedballs + live topsoil inoculum (in the seedballs), Right: a plot that received live topsoil inoculum (spread across the plot) and direct seeding.

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.

RAMPS employees and partners pose in front of a cattle grazing enclosure at a RestoreNet site
RAMPS employees and partners pose in front of a cattle grazing enclosure at a RestoreNet site
RAMPS employees and partners pose in front of a cattle grazing enclosure at a RestoreNet site
RAMPS employees and partners pose in front of a cattle grazing enclosure at a RestoreNet site

From left to right: RAMPS Ecologist Seth Munson, RAMPS Coordinator Laura Shriver, RAMPS Biologist Sarah Costanzo, NAU postdoctoral researcher Collin VanBuren, and Diablo Trust Program Manager Corinne LaViolette. Photo by Seth Munson (USGS).

From left to right: RAMPS Ecologist Seth Munson, RAMPS Coordinator Laura Shriver, RAMPS Biologist Sarah Costanzo, NAU postdoctoral researcher Collin VanBuren, and Diablo Trust Program Manager Corinne LaViolette. Photo by Seth Munson (USGS).

Bike-produced seedballs laying on a tray to try before field implementation
Bike-produced seedballs before field implementation
Bike-produced seedballs before field implementation
Bike-produced seedballs before field implementation

Seedballs produced by a seedball bike drying before field implementation. The seedball bike was constructed at USGS with help from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University for RestoreNet restoration experiments.

Seedballs produced by a seedball bike drying before field implementation. The seedball bike was constructed at USGS with help from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University for RestoreNet restoration experiments.

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

Map of southwest Colorado shaded by Core and Growth Opportunity sagebrush areas
Southwest Colorado Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscape
Southwest Colorado Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscape
Southwest Colorado Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscape

Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes capture over a third of the remaining intact Core Sagebrush Areas across the sagebrush biome.

Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes capture over a third of the remaining intact Core Sagebrush Areas across the sagebrush biome.

Map of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and Oregon shaded by core and growth opportunity sagebrush conservation areas
DOI Sagebrush Keystone Initiative - Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes
DOI Sagebrush Keystone Initiative - Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes
DOI Sagebrush Keystone Initiative - Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes

Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes capture over a third of the remaining intact Core Sagebrush Areas across the sagebrush biome.



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Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes capture over a third of the remaining intact Core Sagebrush Areas across the sagebrush biome.



Layer Sources

Map of Wyoming and northeast Utah shaded by Core and Growth Opportunity Sagebrush Areas
Wyoming and Northeast Utah Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscape
Wyoming and Northeast Utah Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscape
Wyoming and Northeast Utah Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscape

Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes capture over a third of the remaining intact Core Sagebrush Areas across the sagebrush biome.

Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes capture over a third of the remaining intact Core Sagebrush Areas across the sagebrush biome.

Map of Idaho and southwest Montana shaded by core and growth opportunity sagebrush areas
Idaho and Southwest Montana Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscape
Idaho and Southwest Montana Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscape
Idaho and Southwest Montana Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscape

Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes capture over a third of the remaining intact Core Sagebrush Areas across the sagebrush biome.

Sagebrush Collaborative Restoration Landscapes capture over a third of the remaining intact Core Sagebrush Areas across the sagebrush biome.

Person hunching over white metal box in ground
Tarah Balden, scientist, Yurok Tribe looking at data logger
Tarah Balden, scientist, Yurok Tribe looking at data logger
Tarah Balden, scientist, Yurok Tribe looking at data logger

A soil moisture data logger buried in the ground is a specialized instrument designed to measure and record the moisture content of soil over time. Here's how it generally functions:

A soil moisture data logger buried in the ground is a specialized instrument designed to measure and record the moisture content of soil over time. Here's how it generally functions:

RestoreNet poster presentation at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023 Annual Conference
RestoreNet poster presentation at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023 Annual Conference
RestoreNet poster presentation at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023 Annual Conference
RestoreNet poster presentation at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023 Annual Conference

RAMPS Coordinator Laura Shriver (left) and RAMPS Biologist Sarah Costanzo (right) pose with a poster describing the RAMPS project RestoreNet at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023 Annual Conference in Sant

RAMPS Coordinator Laura Shriver (left) and RAMPS Biologist Sarah Costanzo (right) pose with a poster describing the RAMPS project RestoreNet at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023 Annual Conference in Sant

RAMPS and the Institute for Applied Ecology get together at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023
RAMPS and the Institute for Applied Ecology get together at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023
RAMPS and the Institute for Applied Ecology get together at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023
RAMPS and the Institute for Applied Ecology get together at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023

RAMPS and the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) get together to discuss potential seeding network across New Mexico at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023 Annual Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

RAMPS and the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) get together to discuss potential seeding network across New Mexico at the Society for Ecological Restoration – Southwest Chapter 2023 Annual Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A river flows through a canyon into the distance.
Yellowstone River from Brink of Lower Falls
Yellowstone River from Brink of Lower Falls
Yellowstone River from Brink of Lower Falls

Looking down from the lookout point at Brink of Lower Falls, over the Yellowstone River, as it flows south into the distance.

Looking down from the lookout point at Brink of Lower Falls, over the Yellowstone River, as it flows south into the distance.

screenshot of an model that simulates the wind direction and speed during a wildfire. Colored arrows symbolize the wind velocity and direction.
Modeling to Support Proactive Approaches to Wildland Fire
Modeling to Support Proactive Approaches to Wildland Fire
Modeling to Support Proactive Approaches to Wildland Fire

Screen shot visualization of wind direction and velocity from a coupled/fire atmosphere model run of a wildfire (Dude Fire).

RAMPS hosts park restoration ecologist from South Africa, Dr. Mmoto Masubelele
RAMPS hosts park restoration ecologist from South Africa
RAMPS hosts park restoration ecologist from South Africa
RAMPS hosts park restoration ecologist from South Africa

RAMPS and NPS host South African National Park scientist, Dr. Mmoto Masubelele, for field visits to exchange information on restoration and climate adaptation strategies. From left to right: Seth Munson, Dr. Mmoto Masubelele, park biologist Mark Szydlo. Photo by Seth Munson (USGS).

RAMPS and NPS host South African National Park scientist, Dr. Mmoto Masubelele, for field visits to exchange information on restoration and climate adaptation strategies. From left to right: Seth Munson, Dr. Mmoto Masubelele, park biologist Mark Szydlo. Photo by Seth Munson (USGS).

Sphaeralcea ambigua, a native flowering plant with gray-green leaves and orange flowers, growing in a 2 x 2 m RestoreNet plot. There are other plots in the background, and distant mountains.
Sphaeralcea ambigua thriving at a Sonoran Desert RestoreNet site
Sphaeralcea ambigua thriving at a Sonoran Desert RestoreNet site
Sphaeralcea ambigua thriving at a Sonoran Desert RestoreNet site

Sphaeralcea ambigua, a native plant seeded during RestoreNet experiments, thriving at the Lake Pleasant RestoreNet site in the Sonoran Desert. Photo by Laura Shriver.

Sphaeralcea ambigua, a native plant seeded during RestoreNet experiments, thriving at the Lake Pleasant RestoreNet site in the Sonoran Desert. Photo by Laura Shriver.

Sonoran Desert native wildflowers/forbs, including California poppy, lupines, and purple owl's clover
A close up of Sonoran Desert native wildflowers/forbs, including California poppy, lupines, and purple owl's clover
A close up of Sonoran Desert native wildflowers/forbs, including California poppy, lupines, and purple owl's clover
A close up of Sonoran Desert native wildflowers/forbs, including California poppy, lupines, and purple owl's clover

Close up of Sonoran Desert flowers, including California poppy, lupines, and purple owl's clover. Photo by Laura Shriver.

Purple owl's clover blooming at a Sonoran Desert RestoreNet site
Purple owl's clover blooming at a Sonoran Desert RestoreNet site
Purple owl's clover blooming at a Sonoran Desert RestoreNet site
Purple owl's clover blooming at a Sonoran Desert RestoreNet site

The RestoreNet plot at McDowell Sonoran Preserve was surrounded by blooming native wildflowers, including purple owl's clover (Castillejia exserta). Photo by Laura Shriver.

The RestoreNet plot at McDowell Sonoran Preserve was surrounded by blooming native wildflowers, including purple owl's clover (Castillejia exserta). Photo by Laura Shriver.

RestoreNet V2.0 plots at Flying M Ranch. The plot in the foreground has four pits with several seedballs scattered in and around them.
RestoreNet 2.0 restoration experiment sites with pits with seedballs on Northern Arizona rangelands
RestoreNet 2.0 restoration experiment sites with pits with seedballs on Northern Arizona rangelands
RestoreNet 2.0 restoration experiment sites with pits with seedballs on Northern Arizona rangelands

In 2022, we piloted RestoreNet V2.0 testing soil inoculation from undegraded reference sites, seed balls (white balls in photo), and pitting treatments (small indentions). Soil inoculation with healthy soils is expected to increase beneficial microbes at the degraded restoration site. Soil microbes can help reduce water stress in plants. Photo by Hannah Farrell.

In 2022, we piloted RestoreNet V2.0 testing soil inoculation from undegraded reference sites, seed balls (white balls in photo), and pitting treatments (small indentions). Soil inoculation with healthy soils is expected to increase beneficial microbes at the degraded restoration site. Soil microbes can help reduce water stress in plants. Photo by Hannah Farrell.