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.

June 10, 2014
Skagit River, Washington

FORT's Travis Schmidt to talk at Aquatic Toxicology Symposium

Travis Schmidt will be attending the Third Aquatic Toxicology Symposium in Fort Worden, Washington June 10-14, 2014. The goal of the meeting is to have an open-minded exchange of ideas and approaches to solving scientific problems and how these solutions can best be implemented in environmental assessments and regulation. It is an invitation only meeting sponsored by the major mineral commodity associations (ICA,IZA,NiPERA, MWH, and Rio Tinto).

May 23, 2013

New Energy Citation Database Released

The Western Energy Citation Clearinghouse (WECC v.1) has just been released as part of a suite of data and information management tools developed and managed by the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) and the USGS Fort Collins Science Center. As energy development of all types continues to grow in the Rocky Mountain Region of the western United States, Federal resource managers increasingly need to balance energy demands with their effects on natural and human landscapes.

Products by Fiscal Year

Title Author Year Type
A Multiscale Index of Landscape Intactness for the Western United States
Carr, N.B., I.I.F. Leinwand, and D.J.A. Wood
2016 Data Release
The differing biogeochemical and microbial signatures of glaciers and rock glaciers
Fegel T.S., J.S. Baron, A.G. Fountain, G.F. Johnson, E.K. Hall
2016 Journal Article
ASPN – Assessing Socioeconomic Planning Needs (v.1)
Richardson, L., A.L. Everette, S. Dawson
2015 Web Application
Distribution of invasive and native riparian woody plants across the western USA in relation to climate, river flow, floodplain geometry and patterns of introduction
McShane, R.R., D.A. Auerbach, J.M. Friedman, G.T. Auble, P.B. Shafroth, M.F. Merigliano, M.L. Scott and N.L. Poff
2015 Journal Article


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