Collaborators are investigating the effect of low rise dams water supply, ecosystem functions and health, and habitat for a wide range of organisms, including sage grouse. They are assessing the economic cost and attitudes of ranchers and managers towards both low-rise dams and proposed re-introductions of beavers. Remote sensing is used to identify locations of incised streams across the Great Basin.
This is a target of opportunity project
Project start date: 5/1/2015
Fiscal year funded: 2015
Project status: Active
Project managers: Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute