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World's Longest Mule Deer Migration: Red Desert to Hoback

In 2016, researchers in Wyoming discovered the world's longest migration of mule deer. A doe fitted with a GPS tracking collar migrated 242 miles one way. She is known as Deer 255. Each summer, she lives in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but travels far into Wyoming's sagebrush sea and high desert ecosystem for winter.

Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas

Pollinators are responsible for one in three bites of food humans consume and provide billions of dollars in free pollination services. Leveraging the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Bumble Bee Atlas, a project recruiting online volunteers, contains thousands of verified bumble bee observations, this project aims to address information gaps around several bee species in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Migration Mapper

Migration Mapper™ is a free application designed for researchers, biologists, and managers, to analyze fine-scale GPS collar data collected from migratory ungulates. Understanding and mapping where animals go is of utmost importance to wildlife conservation and management. Maps of animal movement are particularly important for efforts focused on migratory wildlife.

Adaptive Management Toolkit

The Adaptive Management Toolkit is a series of R packages used for population analysis, data processing, population modeling, and survey/web tools. The packages were developed to promote certain aspects of adaptive management of natural resources. Available through the USGS github site, these packages are under the Creative Commons license. Contact tdonovan@uvm.edu

Avian Influenza Geonarrative

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area provides science to understand wildlife diseases, including avian influenza (AI). Avian influenza viruses occur naturally in wild birds such as ducks, geese, swans, and gulls. These viruses generally do not cause illness in wild birds but they can be highly pathogenic and cause illness and death in poultry and wildlife. Learn more with this geonarrative.

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area Geonarrative

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area provides science to help America achieve sustainable management and conservation of biological and ecological resources in wild and urban spaces.

Species distributions and the recognition of risk in restoration planning: A case study of salmonid fishes

Freshwater ecosystems are some of the most degraded from human activity and contain a large number of imperiled species. Researchers developed a Shiny app. web tool for steelhead salmon, coho salmon, and chum salmon in Washington state. https://shiny.wdfw-fish.us/ChehalisRiverBasinSalmonidRangeOfOccurence/&am

Watershed-based Midwest Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Tool

Climate change has and is projected to continue to alter historic regimes of temperature, precipitation, and hydrology.

Climate Change and Freshwater Fish

Lakes in Wisconsin are getting warmer, and fish communities are changing as a result. Understanding recent trends and anticipating future changes can help decision-makers protect resilient populations, adapt to new conditions, and effectively communicate realistic expectations.

2021 Climate Adaptation Science Centers Annual Summary

A geonarrative highlighting the Climate Adaptation Science Center's science, partnerships, and capacity building activities from Fiscal Year 2021.