Recent Submissions

  • Sagebrush landscape : Upper Gunnison River Basin, Colorado Social‐Ecological Climate Resilience Project 

    Contributor:Rondeau, R.; Neely, B.; Bidwell, M.; Rangwala, I.; Yung, L.; Clifford, K.; Schulz, T.
    Date:2017-04-30
    Utilizing climate stories to understand the social and ecological impacts to the sagebrush landscape, the team worked with stakeholders to develop three overarching landscape‐scale adaptation strategies. Each of the ...
  • Spruce-fir landscape : Upper Gunnison River Basin, Colorado Social‐Ecological Climate Resilience Project 

    Contributor:Rondeau, R.; Neely, B.; Bidwell, M.; Rangwala, I.; Yung, L.; Clifford, K.; Schulz, T.
    Date:2017-04-30
    Utilizing the climate stories to understand the impacts to social and ecological landscapes, the team worked with stakeholders to develop three overarching landscape scale adaptation strategies for the spruce‐fir landscape. ...
  • Fens mapping for the Manti-La Sal National Forest 

    Contributor:Smith, Gabrielle; Lemly, Joanna
    Date:2017-04
    This report and associated dataset provide the MLSNF with a critical tool for conservation planning at both a local and Forest-wide scale. These data will be useful for the ongoing MLSNF biological assessment required by ...
  • Wetlands of the Lower Arkansas River Basin : ecological condition and water quality 

    Contributor:Lemly, Joanna; Gilligan, Laurie; Wiechmann, Catherine
    Date:2017-04
    With funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) are assessing the condition of wetlands in each major river basin ...
  • Fens mapping for the Ashley National Forest 

    Contributor:Smith, Gabrielle; Lemly, Joanna
    Date:2017-04
    The Ashley National Forest (ANF) covers 1.3 million acres within the Upper and Lower Green River Basin in northeast Utah. The diverse geography of the ANF creates an equally diverse set of wetlands that provide important ...
  • Vegetation monitoring at Pueblo Chemical Depot : 1999‐2015 

    Contributor:Rondeau, Renée J.; Doyle, Georgia A.; Decker, Karin
    Date:2016-05
    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. ...
  • Fens mapping for the Rio Grande National Forest 

    Contributor:Smith, Gabrielle; Lemly, Joanna; Smith, Pam; Kuhn, Bernadette
    Date:2016-04
    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 ...
  • 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
    Date:2015-05
    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, ...
  • Colorado wetlands mobile App : a user's guide 

    Contributor:Lemly, Joanna; Culver, Denise; Holfelder, Kirstin; Smith, Gabrielle
    Date:2015-12
    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 ...
  • Recommended best management practices for managing noxious weeds on sites with rare plants 

    Contributor:Mui, Cecily HY; Panjabi, Susan Spackman
    Date:2016-05
    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 ...
  • Ecological integrity assessment for Colorado wetlands : field manual, version 2.1 

    Contributor:Lemly, Jonanna; Gilligan, Laurie; Wiechmann, Cahterine
    Date:2016-03-31
    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 ...
  • National wetland inventory mapping of the Arkansas Headwaters Subbasin 

    Contributor:Lemly, Joanna; Long, Lexine; Smith, Gabrielle; Sueltenfuss, Jeremy
    Date:2016-03
    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. ...
  • Climate change vulnerability assessment for Colorado Bureau of Land Management 

    Contributor:Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    Date:2015-12
    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
    Date:2015-04
    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
    Date:2015
  • Denver wetlands : wet & wild in the city 

    Contributor:Smith, Pam; Kuhn, Bernadette; Holfelder, Kirstin
    Date:2015
    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;
    Date:2015-06
    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
    Date:2012-08
    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 ...
  • Vegetation sampling of Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat, Comanche National Grassland 

    Contributor:Kuhn, Bernadette; Decker, Karin; Rondeau, Renée Jane; Grunau, Lee; Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    Date:2012
    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 ...
  • Colorado Natural Heritage Program projects 2010-2012 

    Contributor:Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    Date:2012
    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, ...

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