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New study reveals how fences hinder migratory wildlife in Western US

Wildlife biologists combined GPS location data of tagged mule deer and pronghorn antelope with satellite imagery of Wyoming fences to find out just how often these animals encounter fences, and what happens when they do. The results help pinpoint which fences pose the biggest barrier to ungulates trying to access their ideal habitat.

Identifying where to reforest after wildfire

Forest managers can now look to a newly enhanced, predictive mapping tool to learn where forests are likely to regenerate on their own and where replanting efforts may be beneficial. This study also indicates a not-so-evergreen future of fewer conifers.

Wealthier, Whiter Areas Are More Likely to Get Help After Fires, Data Show

WASHINGTON — Wealthier and whiter neighborhoods stricken by wildfires are more likely to get help to reduce the risk of future fires, new data suggest, the latest evidence that racial and economic inequality leave some Americans more exposed to the…

New open-access book explores forest, rangeland soils of the United States

(USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Research Station) Productive forests and clean water depend on healthy soils. A new open-access book, Forest and Rangeland Soils of the United States under Changing Conditions: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis, compiles the latest soil research in the fields of forest and rangeland science.

Area burned by severe fire increased 8-fold in western US over past four decades

The number of wildfires and the amount of land they consume in the western US has substantially increased since the 1980s, a trend often attributed to ongoing climate change. Now, new research finds fires are not only becoming more common in the western US but the area burned at high severity is also increasing, a trend that may lead to long-term forest loss.

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Trump’s Legacy Will Live On In The Great American Outdoors Act

To the surprise of most Americans and the consternation of many in the “mainstream” media, Vice President Mike Pence highlighted the Trump Administration’s environmental record during the recent VP debate. Citing the president’s signing of the historic bill, Mr. Pence…

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Biden’s Climate Road Map Is A Recipe For Energy Disaster

While some claim that Joe Biden has won the presidential election, others say the data has been manipulated, much like some of the claims we see about climate data and climate models. If a Biden presidency becomes a reality, a…

Biden’s Climate Road Map Is A Recipe For Energy Disaster

While some claim that Joe Biden has won the presidential election, others say the data has been manipulated, much like some of the claims we see about climate data and climate models. If a Biden presidency becomes a reality, a…

New maps document big-game migrations across the western United States

For the first time, state and federal wildlife biologists have come together to map the migrations of ungulates across America’s West. The maps will help land managers and conservationists pinpoint actions necessary to keep migration routes open and functional to sustain healthy big-game populations.