Recent News

February 5, 2015
A male Sage-grouse displaying his feathers. Photo by Doug Ouren, USGS.

New Publication on the Conservation Buffer Distance Estimates for Greater Sage-Grouse

This recent publication is a compilation and summary of published scientific studies that evaluate the influence of anthropogenic (human) activities and infrastructure on Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations. The report provides a convenient reference for land managers and others working to develop biologically relevant and socioeconomically practical buffer distances around sage-grouse habitats.

February 2, 2015
Upper Waterton Lake, looking north into Canada, Glacier National Park.  Photo by R.H. Hendrickson, 1980.

New Paper Offers Retrospective View of the 1970s Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak in Glacier National Park

In a recent publication, USGS scientist Tim Assal and others, developed a new method to reconstruct past (1970s) bark beetle outbreaks using a novel combination of aerial photography and Landsat imagery. The lack of spatially explicit data on this disturbance represented both a major data gap and a critical research challenge in that wildfires have removed some of the evidence from the landscape.

May 6, 2014

Cottonwood trees have tough time taking root in Missouri River Breaks

"Only about one in a million cottonwood seedlings will survive their first year to grow to maturity along the Missouri River in the badlands of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument," said USGS's Greg Auble in a recent article in the Billings Gazette newspaper.

Products by Fiscal Year

Title Author Year Type
ASPN – Assessing Socioeconomic Planning Needs (v.1)
Richardson, L., A.L. Everette, S. Dawson
2015 Web Application
Annual report for 2012 wild horse research and field activities
Schoenecker, K.A., J.E. Roelle, T.A. Mask, and S.S. Germaine
2014 Administrative Report
Black-footed ferret conservation: a mix of scientific investigation and operational tasks
Biggins, D.E
2013 Abstract
Contraception can lead to trophic asynchrony between birth pulse and resources
Ransom, J.I., N.T. Hobbs, and J. Bruemmer
2013 Journal Article


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