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with nolan doesken at the colorado climate center, we have examined the measurement. predator removals by the state will start in spring 2017 and cost .: 2002 to present colorado, wyoming, utah, arizona: snowpack processes, variability, distribution., mammals research leader with colorado parks and wildlife, has come to this spot in western colorado’s piceance (pronounced pee-awnts) basin for nine years to radio-collar does and check their health before winter sets in.- snow depth variability in sagebrush drifts in high altitude rangelands, north park, colorado. 10, 2016: our paper snow and albedo climate change impacts across the united states northern great plains was accepted to the cryosphere and is in print.  submitted to the park county department of environmental health and u.  submitted to us epa region viii and colorado department of natural resources.

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the deer are also an important revenue source for the state, bringing in millions of recreation dollars annually from hunting and wildlife watching. piceance basin, colorado’s “mule deer factory,” is home to the state’s largest migratory mule deer herd.  environmental function, vegetation, and the effects of peat mining on a calcareous fen in park county, co.: mass dynamics of weddell seals in erebus bay, antarctica post-graduate position: research biologist, montana fish wildlife and parks. von thaden's thesis have been accepted by the csu graduate school..The helicopter lowers over the sagebrush and scrub of colorado’s roan plateau, two big canvas bags dangling below it like 80-pound sacks of potatoes.: population dynamics of the yellowstone national park bison herds post-graduate position: wildlife biologist, montana fish wildlife and parks. study has been met with strong resistance from conservationists and colorado scientists who have worked with parks and wildlife before.

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as a testifying expert witness on wetlands ecology for the united states government in a water court case involving the extraction and utilization of groundwater in south park, colorado.: 2000 to present salt-verde basin arizona united states: snowpack mapping and hydrological modelling. but the state also has a habitat-restoration program and has seen mule deer numbers trend upwards the past five years, though no one is sure of the specific cause.: 2002 to present colorado, wyoming, utah, arizona: snowpack processes, variability, distribution.- trends in snowmelt contribution to streamflow in the southern rocky mountains of colorado. either way, anderson says the agency’s next research project will see if colorado’s booming outdoor recreation scene — with its growing numbers of mountain bikers and hikers — affects mule deer and other wildlife.  basin-wide restoration strategy and site-specific restoration plans for long canyon, boulder county colorado.  submitted to the city of boulder open space and mountain parks department.

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studies won’t be the first time the state has targeted carnivores in an attempt to hike deer numbers. up to 25 black bears and 15 mountain lions (1-2 percent of either animal’s total state population) will be killed in may and june for three years in the piceance basin and the upper arkansas river.  prepared for city of boulder open space and mountain parks.  the calcareous fens of park county: their environmental functioning and vegetational recovery after mining.  brad started in wetlands ecology in colorado after completing his b. 08, 2015: congratulations to benjamin von thaden for successfully defending his ms thesis in watershed science.  organic soil mapping and fen delineation within the jones/powers property, grand county, colorado.  submitted to us epa region viii and colorado department of natural resources.

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  the environmental functioning of a calcareous fen in park county, colorado, and the effects of peat mining. hunting licenses for all game species provide about 60 percent of the colorado agency’s wildlife-related revenue, funding research, hatcheries and education.  the vegetation and ecological gradients of calcareous mires in the south park valley, colorado. have created a time series of snow water equivalent maps for the western united states (fassnacht et al.  stand structure and vegetational dynamics of a subalpine treed fen in rocky mountain national park, colorado.  environmental and functional assessment of the wattenberg lakes, colorado site.  submitted to us epa region viii and colorado department of natural resources. 10, 2016: our paper snow and albedo climate change impacts across the united states northern great plains was accepted to the cryosphere and is in print.

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before tackling colorado’s mule deer problem, he worked with large carnivores in wyoming in the 1990s, crafting the state’s first wolf plan and studying grizzlies and cougars, work that acquainted him with the politicized nature of wildlife management, especially when it comes to predator management in the west. 8, 2015: molly tedesche was interviewed on npr about her work at gates of the arctic national park.: bison and elk responses to winter recreation in yellowstone national park post-graduate position:  ph. for excellence in teaching, colorado state university-program for ecological studies, 1993. 13, 2016: congratulations to anna pfohl for successfully defending her ms thesis in watershed science. the colorado watershed approach, phase 2:  a strategic, multi-agency approach to developing stream mitigation protocols and aquatic habitat mapping (2012 – present).  investigation of the source, distribution and impacts of sediment deposition in long - gregory canyon, boulder mountain parks, colorado. bison to elk on the madison-firehole winter range post-graduate position:  post-doc, pennsylvania state university.

Winter ecology of bighorn sheep in Yellowstone National Park

13, 2016: congratulations to anna pfohl for successfully defending her ms thesis in watershed science. washington civil and environmental engineering,- assessing flow alteration and channel enlargement due to augmentation and dam-regulation at hog park creek, wyoming.- using snow telemetry (snotel) data to model streamflow: a case study of three small watersheds in colorado and wyoming.  submitted to park county government and the center of colorado water conservancy district.  sponsor – us epa (wpdg), co water conservation board, co state land board.: gradients of predation risk affect distribution and migration of a large herbivore post-graduate position: wildlife biologist, colorado division of wildlife. statewide, the mule deer population in 2015 was at 436,000, below the 557,000-target range set by the agency.  development and adoption of a watershed approach to compensatory mitigation:  experiences in colorado and california.

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interactions post-graduate position:  research & tech supervisor, montana fish wildlife and parks.: evaluation of montana’s block management program post-graduate position: wildlife biologist, montana fish wildlife and parks.  report prepared for the us epa and colorado department of natural resources.  the calcareous fens of park county:  their vegetation, environmental functioning, and the effects of disturbance. teaching assistantship from the department of biology, colorado state university (1990-1995). louis creek stretch of the proposed fraser valley parkway right-of-way grand county, colorado. 08, 2015: congratulations to benjamin von thaden for successfully defending his ms thesis in watershed science. 27, 2016: congratulations to tyler carleton for successfully defending his ms thesis in watershed science.

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  submitted to city of boulder mountain parks and boulder open space. area, yellowstone national park post-graduate position: native species biologist, montana fish wildlife and parks. von thaden's thesis have been accepted by the csu graduate school. since 2007, colorado parks and wildlife has reduced the number of hunting tags by 85 percent to help their recovery. 16, 2015: congratulations alyssa hendricks for successfully defending her ms thesis in watershed science.: 2000 to present salt-verde basin arizona united states: snowpack mapping and hydrological modelling. 8, 2015: molly tedesche was interviewed on npr about her work at gates of the arctic national park.  a mapping and characterization of mires and fens in south park, park county, colorado.

"what people in colorado have to figure out is you can't keep building and put in roads and pipelines without losing wildlife.  mitigation banking prospectus for the four mile creek mire, park county, co.- evaluating the spatial variability of snowpack properties across a northern colorado basin. parks and wildlife says that it will use remote cameras at trapping sites to identify females with young and attempt to relocate the families at least 30 miles away instead of killing them; any female lions or bears that show signs of nursing will be released back into the area.- assessment of digital land cover maps for hydrological modeling of the yampa river basin, colorado, usa.  baseline characterization, monitoring, and preliminary impact assessment of the four-mile creek mire, park county colorado. western states with the same problem have taken different approaches.- snow depth variability in sagebrush drifts in high altitude rangelands, north park, colorado.

  an evaluation of the effects of the south park conjunctive use project on wetland resources in northern south park, park county, colorado: an expert witness report.- snow in the gates of the arctic national park (with david barnes ). in colorado, the latest proposal has already created controversy: killing cougars and bears in the piceance basin and the upper arkansas river in hopes of increasing deer numbers. 16, 2015: congratulations alyssa hendricks for successfully defending her ms thesis in watershed science. 13, 2015: congratulations to david kamin for successfully defending his ms thesis in watershed science.- trends in snowmelt contribution to streamflow in the southern rocky mountains of colorado. for excellence in teaching, colorado state university-program for ecological studies, 1994.  evaluation of potential impacts to fen and mire wetlands in the vicinity of the proposed discovery park snow making storage pond, winter park resort, colorado.

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- regional patterns of snow water equivalent in the colorado river basin using snowpack telemetry (snotel) data. 13, 2015: congratulations to david kamin for successfully defending his ms thesis in watershed science. it's a zero-sum game,” says barry noon, one of the scientists behind the letter to the state wildlife agency. with nolan doesken at the colorado climate center, we have examined the measurement.- snow in the gates of the arctic national park (with david barnes ).- regional patterns of snow water equivalent in the colorado river basin using snowpack telemetry (snotel) data. the 1990s, following aggressive, state-funded feeding programs and predator control, the state’s mule deer population skyrocketed to over 600,000.- using snow telemetry (snotel) data to model streamflow: a case study of three small watersheds in colorado and wyoming.

critics argue that the primary cause of the deer decline is massive habitat loss, rather than predation, and say that colorado park and wildlife’s own research supports that thesis. and implementation of a strategic mitigation banking plan for the city of aurora, colorado (2011 – present). teaching assistant of the year, department of biology, colorado state university, 1998.  the vegetational dynamics of a subalpine treed wetland in rocky mountain national park, colorado.  submitted to the us epa region viii and the colorado department of natural resources.  submitted to city of boulder open space and mountain parks.  submitted to the city of boulder open space and mountain parks.  phytosociology and gradient analysis of a subalpine treed fen in rocky mountain national park, co.

state forest shows the difficult balance between profit and conservation.’s happening here echoes what is happening in many other western states, where oil and gas extraction and housing development have put more and more pressure on wildlife populations.-ranging herbivores post-graduate position:  supervisory wildlife biologist, national park service. million acres of their colorado habitat were lost to housing development and oil and gas fields. the three-year study proves fruitful in increasing fawn survival, predator control could be used as a way to boost mule deer populations in other places in the state. have created a time series of snow water equivalent maps for the western united states (fassnacht et al. 27, 2016: congratulations to tyler carleton for successfully defending his ms thesis in watershed science.- evaluating the spatial variability of snowpack properties across a northern colorado basin.
  an evaluation of wetland resources in northern south park, park county, colorado. study published in july by colorado parks and wildlife, colorado state university and the wildlife conservation society found that both low-density rural housing and energy development harmed mule deer herds.- practical snow depth sampling around six snow telemetry (snotel) stations in colorado and wyoming, united states.  a riparian inventory and evaluation of trail impacts in bear canyon, city of boulder open space and mountain parks, colorado. they say that the state agency’s new study is at odds with what its own past studies have found. state wildlife departments in utah, idaho, wyoming and other states have been trying to boost declining mule deer numbers for decades.  ecological investigation of mires and fens in north park, jackson county, colorado.  ecological evaluation, functional assessment and delineation of wetlands at the marshall mitigation bank site, boulder, colorado.

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