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  • Vegetation monitoring at Pueblo Chemical Depot : 1999‐2015 

    Contributor:Rondeau, Renée J.; Doyle, Georgia A.; Decker, Karin
    In 1998 the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) contracted the Colorado Natural Heritage Program to set up a long‐term vegetation monitoring program on U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) in Pueblo County, Colorado. ...
  • Monitoring wildlife-vehicle collisions : analysis and cost-benefit of escape ramps for deer and elk on U.S. Highway 550 

    Contributor:Siemers, Jeremy L.; Wilson, Kenneth R.; Baruch-Mordo, Sharon
    Wildlife fencing along highways can lower wildlife-vehicle collision rates by excluding animals from the road right-of-way. Still, animals can breach fencing and end up trapped within the fencing along the highway right-of-way, ...
  • Fens mapping for the Rio Grande National Forest 

    Contributor:Smith, Gabrielle; Lemly, Joanna; Smith, Pam; Kuhn, Bernadette
    The Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) covers nearly two million acres within the Rio Grande Headwaters River Basin in south central Colorado. The diverse geography of the RGNF created an equally diverse set of wetlands ...
  • Colorado wetlands mobile App : a user's guide 

    Contributor:Lemly, Joanna; Culver, Denise; Holfelder, Kirstin; Smith, Gabrielle
    The Colorado Wetlands Mobile App delivers information about Colorado's wetlands to users via smartphones or tablets. It was created by the Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) through a U.S. Environmental Protection ...
  • National wetland inventory mapping of the Arkansas Headwaters Subbasin 

    Contributor:Lemly, Joanna; Long, Lexine; Smith, Gabrielle; Sueltenfuss, Jeremy
    Wetlands are an integral component of Colorado's landscape and provide a host of beneficial services, such as wildlife habitat, flood abatement, storm water retention, groundwater recharge, and water quality improvement. ...
  • Ecological integrity assessment for Colorado wetlands : field manual, version 2.1 

    Contributor:Lemly, Jonanna; Gilligan, Laurie; Wiechmann, Cahterine
    Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) for Colorado wetlands is an assessment method that measures overall wetland condition with an emphasis on biological integrity. The method combines quantitative vegetation metrics with ...
  • Recommended best management practices for managing noxious weeds on sites with rare plants 

    Contributor:Mui, Cecily HY; Panjabi, Susan Spackman
    This document provides natural resource professionals, land managers, and land use decision makers with guidelines and a set of questions to consider surrounding decisions related to noxious weed management in the vicinity ...
  • Climate change vulnerability assessment for Colorado Bureau of Land Management 

    Contributor:Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    The Colorado office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which administers 8.4 million acres of Colorado's surface acres, and more than 29 million acres of sub‐surface mineral estate, has been charged with developing a ...
  • Middle Rio Grande Conservation Action Plan : framework and status assessment : final report 

    Contributor:Muldavin, Esteban; Milford, Elizabeth; Grunau, Lee; Rondeau, Renée
    The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, as part of it stewardship of the natural habitats of the Middle Rio Grande corridor, has initiated a conservation action planning process. We report here on the first steps of ...
  • Annual report : 2014-2015 : Colorado Natural Heritage Program 

    Contributor:Colorado Natural Heritage Program
  • Denver wetlands : wet & wild in the city 

    Contributor:Smith, Pam; Kuhn, Bernadette; Holfelder, Kirstin
    Brochure provides information about urban wetlands in Denver including Parkfield Lake Natural Area, Westerly Creek and Bear Creek Park.
  • Survey and assessment of critical urban wetlands : city and county of Denver 

    Contributor:Smith, Pam; Kuhn, BernadetteUhing, Kelly; Polonsky, Alan;
    The basin-wide projects and this current study have two major components: digital wetland mapping and field-based assessments. Digital National Wetland Inventory (NWI) maps are created by digitizing existing paper maps or ...
  • SHRP 2 C21A : pilot test the ecological approaches to environmental protection developed in capacity research projects C06A and C06B 

    Contributor:Lemly, Joanna; Goldstein, Joshua; Keske, Catherine; Smith, Gabrielle; Carlson, Erick; Anderson David G.; Decker, Karin; Fink, Michelle; Grunau, Lee; Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    Awareness of the need for more effective, streamlined, and integrated planning of transportation improvements has permeated all levels of government, and has become a top priority to advance the level of sophistication and ...
  • Colorado Natural Heritage Program projects 2010-2012 

    Contributor:Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    With numerous projects every year, CNHP has the opportunity to work in all of Colorado's habitats including high and low elevations, wet and dry habitats, and all four corners of the state. Along with the varied terrain, ...
  • Vegetation sampling of Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat, Comanche National Grassland 

    Contributor:Kuhn, Bernadette; Decker, Karin; Rondeau, Renée Jane; Grunau, Lee; Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    Colorado Natural Heritage Program ecologists and USFS personnel conducted vegetation sampling at the Comanche National Grassland in 2012 in order to assess vegetation on potential Lesser Prairie Chicken (LEPC) habitat. The ...
  • The state of Colorado's biodiversity 2011 

    Contributor:Pague, Chris; Grunau, Lee; Siemers, Jeremy; Handwerk, Jill; Decker, Karin; Rondeau, Renée Jane; Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    In order to assist the Colorado office of The Nature Conservancy with their Measures of Success program, and to provide biodiversity status information to other organizations in Colorado, the Colorado Natural Heritage ...
  • Treeline monitoring in the San Juan Basin tundra : a pilot project, 2012 

    Contributor:Kummel, Miroslav; Rodda, Gordon; Fink, Michelle; Rondeau, Renée Jane; Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    In order to monitor the effects of climate change in the San Juan alpine, the Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) set up permanent monitoring plots near treeline, the most likely area to notice tree and shrub recruitment. ...
  • Integrated water quality monitoring and assessment report : State of Colorado 

    Contributor:Lemly, Joanna M.; Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    This report is an excerpt of the Wetlands section from the The Colorado 2012 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report. The Wetlands section provides an overview of selected U.S. Environmental Protection ...
  • Assessment of wetland condition on the Rio Grande National Forest 

    Contributor:Lemly, Joanna M.; Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    The Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) covers 1.83 million acres in south central Colorado and contains the very headwaters of the Rio Grande River. The Forest’s diverse geography creates a template for equally diverse ...
  • Assessing the natural range of variability in minimally disturbed wetlands across the Rocky Mountains : the Rocky Mountain ReMAP Project 

    Contributor:Lemly, Joanna M.; Newlon, Karen; Vance, Linda; Jones, George; Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    In Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah, extremes of mountain climate, high elevations and characteristic geology produce a large range of natural variability within ecological systems. Even under minimal human disturbance ...

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