WLCI Annual Report released
Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative
September 19, 2011
The U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey have released their ‘Science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative— 2010 Annual Report.’ This is the third report produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI) which details annual work activities by the USGS. This 158-page report covers work activities conducted in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. It includes projects in southwestern Wyoming, including Sublette County. This publication is online only.
In FY2010, there were 35 ongoing, completed, or new projects conducted under the five major multi-disciplinary science and technical-assistance activities:
(1) Baseline Synthesis
(2) Targeted Monitoring and Research (which includes three distinct overarching projects—Long-term Monitoring [LTM], Effectiveness Monitoring [EM], and Mechanistic Studies of Wildlife [MSW]—under which numerous smaller studies are being conducted)
(3) Data and Information Management
(4) Integration and Coordination
(5) Decision-making and Evaluation
The report includes discussions on energy futures, mineral resources, oil and gas development socioeconomics, wildlife vulnerability, monitoring of soil geochemistry, surface water, groundwater hydrology, vegetation treatments, aspen regeneration, and more.
The 2010 report can be found here:
The 2008 report can be accessed here: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1201/
The 2009 report is here: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1231/