U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2008 annual report

Product Type: 

Open-file Report

Year: 

2009

Author(s): 

Bowen, Z.H., C.L. Aldridge, P.J. Anderson, T.J. Assal, L.A. Baer, S. Bristol, N.B. Carr, G.W. Chong, J.E. Diffendorfer, B.C. Fedy, S.L. Homer, D. Manier, M.J. Kauffman, N. Latysh, C.P. Melcher, K.A. Miller, J. Montag, et al

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Bowen, Z.H., C.L. Aldridge, P.J. Anderson, T.J. Assal, L.A. Baer, S. Bristol, N.B. Carr, G.W. Chong, J.E. Diffendorfer, B.C. Fedy, S.L. Homer, D. Manier, M.J. Kauffman, N. Latysh, C.P. Melcher, K.A. Miller, J. Montag, et al. 2009. U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2008 annual report. Open-File Report 2009–1201. U.S. Geological Survey. 83 p.

The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) was launched in 2007 in response to concerns about threats to the State’s world class wildlife resources, especially the threat posed by rapidly increasing energy development in southwest Wyoming. The overriding purpose of the WLCI is to assess and enhance aquatic and terrestrial habitats at a landscape scale, while facilitating responsible energy and other types of development. The WLCI includes partners from Federal, State, and local agencies, with participation from public and private entities, industry, and landowners. As a principal WLCI partner, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides multidisciplinary scientific and technical support to inform decisionmaking in the WLCI. To address WLCI management needs, USGS has designed and implemented five integrated work activities: (1) Baseline Synthesis, (2) Targeted Monitoring and Research, (3) Integration and Coordination, (4) Data and Information Management, and (5) Decisionmaking and Evaluation. Ongoing information management of data and products acquired or generated through the integrated work activities will ensure that crucial scientific information is available to partners and stakeholders in a readily accessible and useable format for decisionmaking and evaluation...

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