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The scientists from the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center capitalize on their diverse expertise to answer critically important scientific questions shaped by the equally diverse environments of the western United States. FRESC scientists collaborate with each other and with partners to provide rigorous, objective, and timely information and guidance for the management and conservation of biological systems in the West and worldwide.

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Stream Passage Restoration
Nationwide, hundreds of thousands of stream-road crossings pose barriers to movement of fish upstream, limiting fish distribution and abundance. These barriers are... [Read more]
New Study: Long-billed Curlew Surveys at Oregon Naval Facility
Grasslands and shrub steppe within the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) in Boardman, OR have been identified as important habitat for the imperiled... [Read more]
Terrestrial Laser Scanning is an Effective Method for Studying Coastlines
Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) can be problematic for mapping topography of coastlines because it is infeasible to fly large areas during short low-tide intervals,... [Read more]
First Estimates of Population Vital Rates for the Oregon Spotted Frog
The Oregon spotted frog is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, yet there is a lack of information on whether these frogs are still disappearing from... [Read more]
New Study: Assessing Eagle Use Frequency at Wind Farms
Operation of wind energy facilities can adversely affect eagles, among other wildlife. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) guidelines suggest wind facility operators... [Read more]
Woody Fuels Treatments Affect Native and Non-native Plants in Sagebrush Biome
Wyoming big sagebrush thrives on some of the least productive, most arid lands within the sagebrush biome. When sagebrush stands become overcrowded they present... [Read more]
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