In the News

On July 25, Soch Lor, USFWS - Region 6, Inventory and Monitoring Coordinator, and Jana Newman, USFWS - Chief, I&M Branch presented information on how the Service is implementing a new Inventory and Monitoring program.


>> National and region climate funding

These opportunities represent a snapshot of what is currently available (as of July 12, 2012). Future grant opportunities are contingent upon funding appropriations.

On July 11, Ray Rasker of Headwaters Economics presented on overview on the link between economic growth and protected public lands, and available software and tools.

The NW CSC geographic area includes terrestrial, freshwater, and nearshore marine ecosystems in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana

On Jun 13, Alec Maule and Joe Benjamin, US Geological Survey, Columbia River Research Laboratory, presented a webinar on their interdisciplinary studies and modeling of climate change in the Methow and other eastern Washington watersheds.

Boundary Creek Valley in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Photo courtesy of Bill Dolan

On May 9, Roy Renkin, Yellowstone National Park; Pam Sikkink, USDA Forest Service; and Geneva Chong, US Geological Survey, presented a webinar on vegetation monitoring in Yellowstone National Park.

Two new documents produced through the Joint Fire Science Program may be helpful to conservation planning and management. The first document is a synthesis of fire history and climate and the second is a brief on fire and bark beetles.