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Assessing Climate Change for Landscapes and Major Vegetation Types across the Inter-Mountain West

Working with the Bureau of Land Management, NatureServe ecologists are assessing climate change across the West. The objective of this effort is to identify trends in climate across the entire western conterminous United States, and given these trends, to assess the relative climate change...

Continent-Scale Landscape Conservation Design for Temperate Grasslands of the Great Plains and Chihuahuan Desert

Regular assessments of achievements and prioritization mechanisms are required to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of conservation investments in the context of rapidly changing environmental, social and economic conditions.

In 2013 the North American Intergovernmental Committee on...

Springs in the Sky Island Region: Inventory, Assessment, and Management Planning Project

Sky Island Alliance (SIA) is a non-governmental organization that works to protect and restore the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island Region. We work with volunteers, scientists, land-owners, public officials, and government agencies to establish protected...

New mapping methodology and ranking system for estuarine-upland transition zones is now available for San Francisco Bay

Brian Fulfrost of Brian Fulfrost and Associates and David Thomson with San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO), have developed a new mapping methodology and ranking system for transition zones called San Francisco Bay Estuarine-Terrestrial Zone Decision Support System .


Building a Network of Grassland Landscapes in the Midwest: Change Strategies for the Future of Grassland Birds

The Midwest Grasslands Network recognizes that successful grassland conservation needs to take effect at larger scales and in permanent ways in order to halt the long-term declines of grassland bird populations. In 2015 the Network convened a seminar to develop strategies for scaling up...


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