Pinyon-Juniper Field Trip
As part of the Biennial Conference for Science and Resource Management on the Colorado Plateau and Southwest Region, RAMPS along with Arizona Game and Fish Department, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Colorado-Boulder co-hosted a field trip, a 4-hour session and workshop. In this series of events, a diverse group at the nexus of science and land management met to discuss climate change, and the health of these important vegetation communities. Attendees left with a more complete and nuanced understanding of the historical and current condition of PJ communities, where they may persist under climate and land use change, current management practices, how decisions on management are made, and identified emerging concerns and pathways for improving management decisions. Stay tuned for more fruits of this collective work.
Photo credit: Kim Samuels-Crow