Evaluating Riparian and Meadow Vegetation Change Relative to Climate, Restoration and Land Management

Project Overview

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

Theme: Fish and Wildlife, Water

Project start date: 5/1/2015

Fiscal year funded: 2015

Project status: Active

Project managers: Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute