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    Karl, J, K. Colson, A.R. Sands, and B. Unnasch. 2008. The Landscape Toolbox: Integrating Tools and Methods for Effective Rangeland Management at Multiple Spatial Scales. The Nature Conservancy, Boise, ID.

    Abstract: Protecting or improving rangeland condition requires comprehensive landscape management strategies. Land managers have embraced a landscape-scale philosophy and are developing new methods to inform decision making such as satellite imagery to assess current conditions and detect changes and predictive models to forecast change. Unfortunately, no coordinate system currently exists for integrating these new approaches with existing management methods. The Nature Conservancy is working with public and private land management partners to develop a set of analytical and monitoring tools, the Landscape Toolbox, to enable better rangeland management at landscape scales by integrating existing and emerging methods. Field work for this study is being conducted in southern Idaho in the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve and in the Owyhee Uplands.
    http://landscapetoolbox.org

    Recent Field Studies

    Ecological Assessments and Research Supported by the Lava Lake Institute:

    Bradley, B. 2007. Short term impacts of changing grazing regime in central Idaho detected with remote sensing. Princeton University. Princeton, NJ.
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    Bunting, S. and E. Strand. 2008 Enhancing spatial heterogeneity of grazed landscapes: implications to the fire fuel matrix. University of Idaho. Moscow, ID.
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    Carlisle, J. 2007. Analysis of riparian bird population changes in the Pioneer Mountain Foothills at Lava Lake Ranch from 2001-2007. Boise, ID.
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    Caselton Lowe, C. 2008. An examination of insect communities and their response to changes in vegetation structure with emphasis on Coleoptera and Hymenoptera in a sagebrush steppe habitat in south-central Idaho. Master
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    Karl, J, K. Colson, A.R. Sands, and B. Unnasch. 2008. The Landscape Toolbox: Integrating Tools and Methods for Effective Rangeland Management at Multiple Spatial Scales. The Nature Conservancy, Boise, ID.
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    O'Sullivan, M.T., K. Murray, and S. Bergen. 2009. Maintaining Connectivity for Wide-Ranging Species: Pronghorn Migration Routes and Crucial Habitat in the Lost River Sinks Landscape. Hailey, ID.
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    Pollock, M. 2009.  Effects of sheep grazing and habitat composition on Brewer's sparrow and vesper sparrow habitat selection and breeding success in mountain big sagebrush steppe. Master
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    Strand, E., S. Bunting, and M.T. O'Sullivan. 2008. Change detection in quaking aspen using current and historical aerial photography. University of Idaho. Moscow, ID.
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    Wijayrante, U.C. and D. A. Pyke. 2007. Investigating seed longevity of Mountain and Wyoming Big Sagebrush. Forest and Rangeland ecosystem Science Center, USGS. Corvallis, OR.
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    Zaroban, D. 2008. Distribution, habitat use, ranging behavior, and disturbances influencing the Wood River sculpin. Department of Environmental Quality. Boise, ID.
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    P. O. Box 2249 • Hailey, Idaho 83333 • Phone 208.788.1378 • Fax 208.788.1264 • info@lavalakeinstitute.org
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