Northwest Forestry Research and Data Overview

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Scientists explaining research: Climate, wildfire, and erosion ensemble foretells more sediment in western USA watersheds, USGS & USU Extension

Regional Research

U.S. Forest Service science on climate change and wildfire effects in riparian areas, out of the Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Treesearch is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. All publications appearing in Treesearch are based on peer reviewed research to make sure they provide the best scientific information possible. For climate change research on forest in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington forests view research from the Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Rocky Mountain Research Station

Data/Data visualization

BLM Landscape Approach Data PortalRapid Ecoregional Assessments (REAs)Fire & Invasives Assessment Tool (FIAT)Greater Sage-Grouse Planning and Implementation: geospatial data, maps, model and reports on regionally important habitats for fish, wildlife, and species of concern

Drought monitoring system-University of Washington: total moisture, soil moisture, and snow water equivalent data visualization

NorWeST: Stream temperatures: temperature data and climate scenarios for streams and rivers across Western US 

Plant species and climate profile predictions: current and future climate projections of plant distributions 

Western Regional Climate Center: temperature and precipitation data visualization for the Western US

WWETAC Wildland Threat Mapping (WTM) Applications: geospatial data and data visualization of vegetation, seed zones, fire risks, climate change, and forest health

WWETAC Seed Zones Mapper: GIS and Google maps of seed zones to aid in restoration of lands using genetically appropriate locally adapted plant materials