Monitoring Long-term Wetland and Rangeland Trends, Proposal

Monitoring long-term wetland and rangeland trends; decision support for Oregon’s Natural Resources Conservation Service

In Oregon the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) seeks to collaborate with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to expand long-term wetland and rangeland monitoring. Wetland monitoring models documenting seasonal wetland hydrology and agricultural flood irrigation history completed by the IWJV and NRCS in Lake, Harney, and Klamath Counties (Donnelly 2017) will expand to the remainder of the state (Fig. 1a). Rangeland drought sensitivity modeling provided by the Sage Grouse Initiative (Donnelly et al. 2016) will expand to additional areas in eastern Oregon (Fig. 1b). Principal investigators associated with original monitoring efforts will be acting as research leads for project expansion. Analyses will follow methods similar to those used previously and provide deliverables compatible with existing data.