Communicating Vegetation Response after Fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Our student research assistants partnered with Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) in Wyoming to create a report and an Esri StoryMap on the stand dynamics of postfire vegetative regeneration and management implications. Wildfire serves an important ecological role in maintaining species composition and forest structure in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Previous management practices have employed prescribed Read more about Communicating Vegetation Response after Fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest[…]

Coordinating Online Communications for Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative

As the Ucross Communications Coordinator, Meghanlata has completed a number of improvement projects for the website and other Ucross communications, including updating the “current students” page and creating posts for 2019 projects. Additionally, she also writes for the Ucross blog and works with the symposium committee. Collaborator Ucross | Website Project Deliverable Final project deliverables Read more about Coordinating Online Communications for Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative[…]

Reconciling Landownership and Sage-Grouse Management Designation Data

This is an inter-agency project led by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey. Federal and State agencies frequently respond to requests for analyses of land status within the sagebrush biome, such as acres of land ownership or management designation. However, across agencies the results are inconsistent. The goal for this Read more about Reconciling Landownership and Sage-Grouse Management Designation Data[…]

Increasing Adoption of Grasslands Avoided Conversion Carbon Projects

Climate and Forest Capital (CFC) has partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund on an NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant to research economic incentives that could increase the adoption of conservation practices on US working lands. One of the primary strategies being investigated utilizes a Climate Action Reserve protocol that measures greenhouse gas reductions resulting from the Read more about Increasing Adoption of Grasslands Avoided Conversion Carbon Projects[…]

Understanding Socio-economic Change and Implications for the Future of the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Our student research team has been working with the Bridger-Teton National Forest to help lay the framework of a new Forest Management Plan. The team has been compiling and socioeconomic data related to the shifting demographics of three very different counties in western Wyoming as well as researching academic literature in the fields of geography, Read more about Understanding Socio-economic Change and Implications for the Future of the Bridger-Teton National Forest[…]

Estimating Utah Prairie Dog Survival Using Camera-trap Data

One of our research assistants is working with the Utah Bureau of Land Management to analyze trends in plague-induced prairie dog mortality. The Utah prairie dog (Cynomys parvidens) is currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Alongside habitat destruction, sylvatic plague is a major cause of their population decline. By monitoring various colonies Read more about Estimating Utah Prairie Dog Survival Using Camera-trap Data[…]

Campaign for a Soil Ethic- Eamon Heberlein

Northern Plains Resource Council is a grassroots conservation group that organizes Montana citizens, farmers, and ranchers around coal, water quality, and the interconnected health of landscapes and agricultural communities. It’s unlike any other conservation organization I’ve worked with or heard of in that it was founded by ranchers having to fight coal to stay on Read more about Campaign for a Soil Ethic- Eamon Heberlein[…]

Holistic Management with the Savory Institute: Professional Skills Module

Are you interested in livestock operations, rangeland management, and climate-friendly agriculture? This two-day workshop is a unique offering designed to introduce Yale students to the essential tools and tenants of Holistic Management. The Savory Institute’s Byron Shelton will provide students with a deep introduction to the decision-making framework employed by land stewards to manage for Read more about Holistic Management with the Savory Institute: Professional Skills Module[…]

Looking West: Voices from the American Plains – Brian Kuehl, Principal, K-Coe Isom

Our third and final lunch lecture of the fall semester will be Monday, November 30th! Come hear Brian Kuehl, a principal with K-Coe Isom, a food and agricultural consulting firm. Brian leads the firm’s Federal Affairs service area. With a background in environmental law and regulations, he identifies and educates business owners on how to Read more about Looking West: Voices from the American Plains – Brian Kuehl, Principal, K-Coe Isom[…]

Looking West: Voices from the American Plains – Karen Hostetler, Co-founder and Owner, Mountain Meadow Wool Company

Come hear Karen Hostetler, the Co-founder and owner of Mountain Meadow Wool Company. Mountain Meadow Wool is a full-service wool spinning mill in Wyoming whose mission is to create a company that sustains ranching. Karen will be talking about her experience starting a wool mill as well as her work researching the wool industry and Read more about Looking West: Voices from the American Plains – Karen Hostetler, Co-founder and Owner, Mountain Meadow Wool Company[…]