Resources: Key Scientific Documents

It is increasingly recognized that more sustainable approaches are needed for planning and managing landscapes worldwide. New tools are needed to effectively apply sustainable principles to planning and management. The spatial dimensions of...
Linking patterns of rural land-use change and wetland condition to trends in greater sandhill crane demographics This plan of work outlines implementation of a spatially explicit monitoring and evaluation project to document landscape change...
Joint Venture (JV) scientists use regional population abundance objectives for waterfowl to quantify habitat objectives and frame conservation delivery strategies. Inconsistent or unreliable approaches for deriving population objectives among JVs...
International agreements, environmental laws, resource management agencies, and environmental nongovernmental organizations all establish objectives that define what they hope to accomplish. Unfortunately, quantitative objectives in conservation are...
Conservation efforts and emergency medicine face comparable problems: how to use scarce resources wisely to conserve valuable assets. In both fields, the process of prioritising actions is known as triage. Although often used implicitly by...
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...
In the past several decades, the West has faced political, social, and ecological changes leading to new, pressing challenges across the landscape (Hansen et al. 2002; Sheridan 2007). Recent growth in exurban and rural populations now places...
Anthropogenic features such as urbanization, roads, and power lines, are increasing in western United States landscapes in response to rapidly growing human populations. However, their spatial effects have not been evaluated. Our goal was to model...
Much of current conservation practice is based upon anecdote and myth rather than upon the systematic appraisal of the evidence, including experience of others who have tackled the same problem. We suggest that this is a major problem for...
Linking wetland dynamics to landscape carrying capacity for migratory bird conservation This plan of work outlines implementation of a spatially explicit inventory and monitoring project that examines historic and current patterns of wetland...
Private lands agriculture and ranching account for up to 90% of wetland resources benefiting wildlife and producers in the semi-arid West. These working wetlands have evolved to support flood irrigated agriculture, but still maintain key ecosystem...