Project Portfolio

Camp Verde Habitat Stewardship Plan

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.  Management of recreation and agriculture remain important concerns in this... Continue Reading →

Tall Oatgrass Ecological Impact Study

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 the grassland ecosystems surrounding the City of... Continue Reading →

Biological Surveys and Research

Project Synopsis Natural resource planning and project success assessment often require knowledge of the current status or trends of biological communities. Vegetation, small mammals, breeding bird, and invertebrate communities were studied at the Yuma East Wetlands, a large-scale riparian and wetland restoration project along the lower Colorado River, to evaluate communities before and after restoration... Continue Reading →

Endangered Species Surveys

Project Synopsis To comply with the Endangered Species Act (ESA), projects that may have potential impacts to species listed under the ESA require species surveys for presence/absence, population growth, and trends. The Yuma East Wetlands, a large-scale riparian and wetland restoration project along the lower Colorado River and managed by the Yuma Crossing National Heritage... Continue Reading →

Navajo Nation Integrated Weed Management Plan

Project Synopsis In the southwestern United States, the ongoing spread of invasive plants has resulted in significant damage to rangelands, watersheds, and private property.  On the Navajo Nation, the impact of non-native weed species presents a significant problem to their economy.  Weed infestations have been attributed to declines in agricultural productivity, property damage, habitat loss,... 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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