Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative

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  AccessId Monitoring Theme Monitoring Indicators Organization Primary Contact Protocol Contact
Show 102 Cultural Resource Conditions, Historic Trails Estimated % of site disturbance/Site Condition; Site disturbance agents (varies by site); Effectiveness of previously applied protection measures (if applicable) Bureau of Land Management, Partners RSFO: Kevin (Scott) Stadler, Supervisory Archeologist, BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0324, kstadler@blm.gov NA
Show 42 Groundwater Ground water levels, depth to water, and groundwater quality. US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division Kirk Miller
Show 22 Fire Individual variables to be measured are defined in the appropriate planning documents for the treatment (dependent upon specific management objectives). 11 data collection methods are described in the protocol (see pgs. 9-13) Bureau of Land Management Richard Putnam, Fire Management Specialist, High Desert District Fire Supression, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, rputnam@blm.gov, (307) 352-0236 Primary Contact
Show 119 Climate Minimum & maximum monthly and annual air temperature, and precipitation, including snow fall and snow depth. US National Park Service, Northern Colorado Plateau Inventory & Monitoring Program (NCPN) for Fossil Butte National Monument, Kemmerer, WY Dana Witwicki, NCPN, P.O. Box 848, Moab, UT 84532; phone 970-555-1212; dawit@nps.gov Primary Contact
Show 128 Vegetation, Surface conditions Monitoring plan references several protocols, each with specific monitored indicators. See RMRS-GTR-47:"Monitoring the Vegetation Resources in Riparian Areas" (Winward, 2000)., TR 1734-3: "Utilization Studies"(1999), TR 1734-4 "Sampling Vegetation Attributes", TR 1737-15: "Riparian Area Management: A User Guide to Assessing Proper Functioning Condition and the Supporting Science for Lotic Areas" (1998), TR 1737-16: "Riparian Area Management: A User Guide to Assessing the Proper Functioning Condition and the Supporting Science for Lentic Areas" (1999/2003), and TR 1737-23 "Riparian area management: Multiple indicator monitoring (MIM) of stream channels and streamside vegetation" (2011) Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office David Brock, Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist, (307) 352-0252, dbrock@blm.gov Primary Contact
Show 25 Plan Monitoring plan references several protocols, each with specific monitored indicators. See "Wyoming Rangeland Monitoring Guide" (2008). , RMRS-GTR-47:"Monitoring the Vegetation Resources in Riparian Areas" (Winward, 2000)., TR 1734-3: "Utilization Studies"(1999), TR 1737-15: "Riparian Area Management: A User Guide to Assessing Proper Functioning Condition and the Supporting Science for Lotic Areas" (1998), and TR 1737-16: "Riparian Area Management: A User Guide to Assessing the Proper Functioning Condition and the Supporting Science for Lentic Areas" (1999/2003). Bureau of Land Management David Brock, Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist, (307) 352-0252, dbrock@blm.gov Primary Contact
Show 130 Birds, Mammals Mortality - # carcasses or feather spots (Various indicators, multiple protocols included within plan, but avian species mortality is the only protocol currently implemented) Bureau of Land Management, Industry Lorraine Keith, RECO Wildlife Biologist, BLM Rock Springs, Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0352, lkeith@blm.gov Primary Contact
Show 15 Rangeland Multiple indicators Bureau of Land Management, Permittees, multiple agencies - RSFO: David Brock, Supervisory Rangeland Management Specialist, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs, WY 82901, (307) 352-0252, dbrock@blm.gov; - RFO: Rebecca Spurgin, AFM Resources, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third, PO Box 2407, Rawlins, WY 82301, (307) 328-4363, rspurgin@blm.gov; - PFO: John Huston, AFM Resources, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine Street, PO Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941, (307) 367-5385, jhuston@blm.gov; - KFO: Carl Bezanson, Rangeland Management Specialist, Kemmerer Field Office, 312 Highway 189 North, Kemmerer WY 83101, (307) 828-4522, cbezanso@blm.gov Primary Contact
Show 1 Wildlife Multiple indicators (pertaining to mule deer, antelope, sage grouse, raptors, and sensitive species population parameters and/or habitat use) Bureau of Land Management, Pinedale Anticline Project Office; (referenced Monitoring and Mitigation Plan was developed by the BLM, WGFD, and operators) Eric G. Decker, Project Coordinator, BLM Pinedale Field Office 1625 West Pine Street / PO Box 768 Pinedale, WY 82941 Phone: 307-367-5386 Email: egdecker@blm.gov
Show 125 Riparian/Wetland , Stream , Vegetation Multiple indicators, selections are specific to the site and monitoring objectives. 4 short-term, livestock/herbivore grazing use indicators, and 6 long-term, resource condition indicators. - Short term: 1) Stubble height, 2) Streambank alteration, 3) Woody species use, and 4) Streambank stability and cover - Long-term: 5) Greenline composition, 6) Woody species height class, 7) Woody species age class, 8) Greenline to greenline width, 9) Substrate, 10) Residual pool depth and pool frequency. Bureau of Land Management This methodology is performed by an interdisciplinary team. Generally, the riparian coordinator for each office oversees the efforts: - RSFO: John Henderson, Fisheries Biologist, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Hwy 191 N, Rock Springs WY 82901, (307) 352-0220, jhenders@blm.gov - PFO: Kellie Roadifer, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, Pinedale Field Office, 1625 West Pine Street, PO Box 768, Pinedale, WY 82941, (307) 367-5309, kroadife@blm.gov - KFO: Carl Bezanson, Rangeland Management Specialist, Kemmerer Field Office, 312 Highway 189 North, Kemmerer WY 83101, (307) 828-4522, cbezanso@blm.gov Primary Contact or Protocol Authors (Steven J. Smith, Team Leader and Rangeland/Riparian Specialist, National Riparian Service Team, USDI Bureau of Land Management, (541) 416-6703, sjsmith@blm.gov, Timothy A. Burton, Retired, and Ervin R. Cowley, Retired)