VWRC Strategic Restoration and Implementation Plan

View of the Verde River near I-17. (Copyright EPP 2017)Riparian vegetation departure modeling for the Big Chino basin (Copyright EPP 2019)Screwbean mesquite (Prosopis pubescens). (Copyright EPP 2017)Southwestern willow flycatcher (Empidonax trailii extimus) is an important indicator species in the Verde River watershed. (Photo by National Park Service) The Verde Watershed Restoration Coalition (VWRC) is a... Continue Reading →

Lower Clear Creek Wetland Delineation

Wetland photos from Lower Clear Creek near Redding, CA The Lower Clear Creek Floodway Rehabilitation Project is a long-term riparian restoration project managed by the Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region near Redding, CA. Mining and excavation for gold and construction materials in the area resulted in major ecological damage to the riparian ecosystems in the... Continue Reading →

Wildlife Surveys for Tonto National Forest

Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida). (Photo credit: National Park Service) Forest ecosystems represent an important and valuable resource in the southwestern United States.  Such forests support timber production, recreation industries, and ranching while also being managed for a wide array of ecosystem services.  The unique habitats and ecosystems found in southwestern forests serve as... Continue Reading →

Pueblo de Cochiti Forest Inventory Analysis

Project Synopsis EnviroPlan Partners was contracted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Southwest Region to assist with preparing current forest inventories for a number of tribal governments in New Mexico. Forest inventories provide valuable information on the cover, volume, and distribution of trees and forest resources. The BIA uses these reports to develop forest management... Continue Reading →

Camp Verde Habitat Stewardship Plan

Cottonwood-willow galleries along the Verde River in Camp Verde, AZ. Long-term management of habitats requires cooperation and input from a wide variety of landowners, public land managers, non-profit organizations, and private citizens. In Central Arizona, partnerships and collaboration in the Verde Valley have become integral to the restoration and continued use of the Verde River.... Continue Reading →

Tall Oatgrass Ecological Impact Study

Early seed filling stage of Tall oatgrass Tall oatgrass ( Arrhentherum elatius) is a non-native cool season bunchgrass from Europe that is found in many grassland systems across the United States. While the species is fairly sensitive to heavy grazing pressure, it can become invasive, replacing valuable native species and altering grassland habitat and heterogeniety.  In... Continue Reading →

Navajo Nation Integrated Weed Management Plan

Project Synopsis In the southwestern United States, the ongoing spread of invasive plants has significantly damaged rangelands, watersheds, and private property.  On the Navajo Nation, the impact of non-native weed species is a significant problem to their economy, natural resources, and cultural heritage.  Weed infestations reduce agricultural productivity, lower property value, increase habitat loss, and... Continue Reading →

Navajo Rangeland Inventories

Project Synopsis: For the Navajo people, grazing is an important aspect of their culture, seen as a historical tradition symbolizing their connection with the land.  To help manage grazing on the Navajo Nation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) conducts regular rangeland assessments on the quality and quantity of vegetation available for livestock.  These assessments are... Continue Reading →

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