UHPSI Alum Catherine Kuhn Publishes!

Catherine Kuhn (MEsc ’15) worked with Ucross during her time at F&ES, analyzing gas fluxes from Clear Creak, the main river system flowing through the Ucross Ranch. Field work took her and Ucross staff on journeys from the slow-moving river in the bottomlands of the high plains at 4,000 feet, up to the headwaters of Read more about UHPSI Alum Catherine Kuhn Publishes![…]

Wrap-Up in Lander, WY – Carli Kierstead

Hello again, it is now my last week in the The Nature Conservancy’s Lander, WY office. Though I am sad to leave such a great office and town, I am proud of what I have accomplished this summer. It has been 11 weeks characterized by climbing steep learning curves and climbing Wyoming mountains. All in Read more about Wrap-Up in Lander, WY – Carli Kierstead[…]

Instream Flows along the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie and Repeat Photography at Red Canyon Ranch – Austin Rempel

Instream Flows on the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie Over the last two months I’ve been helping piece together a picture of water use on the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River. Water from the Middle Fork irrigates some 11,500 acres of agricultural land in the region around Lander, Wyoming. These diversions support Read more about Instream Flows along the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie and Repeat Photography at Red Canyon Ranch – Austin Rempel[…]

Beaver Restoration and Water Management in Wyoming – Austin Rempel

I’m writing from Red Canyon Ranch, a working ranch and nature preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to live at the Ranch this summer while working with Conservancy staff on questions related to beaver restoration and water management. Red Canyon Ranch covers some 5,000 acres in the foothills of Read more about Beaver Restoration and Water Management in Wyoming – Austin Rempel[…]

The Popo Agie (bonus points for pronouncing this one right!) – Carli Kierstad

Hello all, I am writing to you from Lander – a small town in Central Wyoming that has already won me over. Since my arrival two weeks ago, I have been interning with The Nature Conservancy as a Summer Research Fellow. My summer research will be focused on the feasibility of a decision support tool Read more about The Popo Agie (bonus points for pronouncing this one right!) – Carli Kierstad[…]

The Science of Snowmelt: An Interactive Story Map – Taylor Ganz

Check out this interactive story map about the exciting research done by Taylor Ganz, 2016 Western Research Fellow and graduating MESc student from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She traveled to the high peaks of the Wind River Range, WY to study how air pollution is stored in snowmelt and delivered to Read more about The Science of Snowmelt: An Interactive Story Map – Taylor Ganz[…]

Restoring Ranches with Beartooth Capital Partners- Jay Chancellor

As I wrap up my research with Beartooth Capital Partners in Bozeman, Montana, I want to take a moment to reflect on all of the incredible experiences and insights this summer has provided. Beartooth operates with a small but efficient team of just seven people out of an office building in downtown Bozeman. The company Read more about Restoring Ranches with Beartooth Capital Partners- Jay Chancellor[…]

Out of the Mountains – Taylor Ganz

  Well, we did it! With much better weather for our second attempt, Grace, Conor and I were able to settle in at our Clear Lake basecamp to focus on sampling at Deep Lake. Now we are all safely back out of the mountains and (speaking for myself at least) ready to dry out, warm Read more about Out of the Mountains – Taylor Ganz[…]

Snow in the Mountains – Taylor Ganz

Time for another project update. As most of you know Grace and I came out of the mountains last Thursday for a few days as conditions in the Wind River Range did not allow us to collect good data for our research project. In our first week we successfully installed a base camp at Clear Read more about Snow in the Mountains – Taylor Ganz[…]

WRF Update from the Field – Taylor Ganz

Hi Everyone! I wanted to write and give an update on the research project to those of you who have expressed interest in keeping up to date on our progress. Grace (my research assistant) and I made it to Lander, WY last Thursday night after 3 long days of driving west from New Haven. Since Read more about WRF Update from the Field – Taylor Ganz[…]

UHPSI research makes a splash at ASLO

Catherine Kuhn recently traveled with Yale FES’ Raymond lab to the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography’s Aquatic Sciences Meeting held in Granada, Spain. She presented a talk covering findings from research conducted with Charlie Bettigole during the summer of 2014. The work focused on changing concentrations of dissolved gases in the Clear Read more about UHPSI research makes a splash at ASLO[…]

Hydrology presentation at American Geophysical Union

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) holds an annual meeting attracting more than 25,000 attendees. The AGU conference is a catch-all for folks studying any bio- or geophysical facets of the natural world. Two members of our team, Catherine and Lindsi, attended this year’s December meeting, with Catherine presenting her most current findings related to the Read more about Hydrology presentation at American Geophysical Union[…]

One last hydrologic sampling run before the winter!

This past month, team member Catherine Kuhn popped out to the ranch for a three day sampling bonanza. Over the course of her trip, she was able to visit all sampling sites from Double Cross up to Deer Lake in the Cloud Peak Wilderness. Catherine was collecting her usual samples for dissolved gas, stream pH, Read more about One last hydrologic sampling run before the winter![…]