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Resource Notes

Resource Notes are publications from the BLM's National Operations Center (formerly the National Science and Technology Center, or NSTC) to spotlight and communicate new technology, unusual field applications, specialized resource information, or significant technical happenings in BLM. They are designed to communicate to a wide audience information that may not receive wide distribution in other ways. Anyone may be an author of an article and minimum screening and editing will be done to the material submitted.

Resource Notes are intended to be early announcements of technical and informational topics for Bureau of Land Management personnel and some of their customers. Information in Resource Notes is based on the experience of the author and is typically not peer-reviewed. Conclusions and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of BLM. Use of trade names does not imply U.S. Government endorsement of commercial products.

84 Wildlife Biology logo Effectiveness of Raptor Perch-Deterrent Devices on
Power Poles for Reducing Secondary Effects on Prey Species

By Lara Oles, Wildlife Biologist, BLM, Kemmerer Field Office
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83 GIS and GPS logo Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area GEOBOOK:
Software Pilot for the Bureau of Land Management
National Training Center
By Vicki Josupait, Outdoor Recreation Planner, BLM, National Science and Technology Center; Diane Nelson, GIS Training Coordinator, BLM, National Training Center; and Bob Schoolar, GIS Specialist, BLM, Eastern States, Jackson Field Office
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82 Hazardous Materials logo Evaluation of New X-Ray Fluorescence Instrumentation at Hazmat and Abandoned Mine Land Sites
By Karl L. Ford, Ph.D., Remediation Advisor, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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81 Range logo Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Dataset: Its Value to the Bureau of Land Management
By Keith Francis, Physical Scientist, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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80 Soils and Geology logo Mancos Shale Literature Review on the Colorado Plateau
by Lynn Jackson, Resource Advisor—Science and Outreach, BLM, Moab Field Office, Utah
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79 Range logo Laser Technology for Fire Rehabilitation Project
By Robert Burton, Monitoring Specialist, BLM, Winnemucca Field Office
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78 NEPA and Planning logo Tiered Assessments Focus Plans and Project Investments on High-Priority Issues
By Jerry Magee, Environmental Protection Specialist, BLM, Oregon State Office
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77 Range logo Internet Plant Databases
By Tom Roberts, Natural Resource Specialist, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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76 Range logo Tall Whitetop (Lepidium latifolium)
By James A. Young, Rangeland Scientist; Robert R. Blank, Soil Scientist; and Charlie D. Clements, Rangeland Scientist; USDA Agricultural Research Service
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75 Range logo Multiple Use Management—Dixie Harrow Style
By Larry Greenwood, Wildlife Biologist, BLM, Richfield Field Office
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74 Range logo Grazing of Livestock on Pricklypear after Prescribed Burning on Tobosagrass Rangelands
By Tom Roberts, Natural Resource Specialist, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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73 Hazardous Materials logo Efficient Permanent Closure of Abandoned Mine Safety Hazards on BLM-Managed Lands
By Christopher Ross, Natural Resource Specialist, BLM, Nevada State Office
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72 Forestry logo Aspen Delineation Project
By Ed Lorentzen, Science Coordinator, BLM, California State Office
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71 Range logo Emergency
Rehabilitation and Restoration Planning in a Variable Environment

By Stuart P. Hardegree, Plant Physiologist and Research Leader, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Northwest Watershed Research Center
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70 Engineering logo Sustainable Design, LEED, and the Rawlins Field Office Building
By Renee Azerbegi, Mechanical Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional, The RMH Group and Pat Fleming, Lead Civil Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional
BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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69 Range logo Rangeland Weeds
By James A. Young and Charlie D.Clements, Range Scientists,USDA, Agricultural Research Service
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68 Cartography and Mapping Sciences logo Airborne LIDAR for Remediation of Abandoned Mine Lands
By Russell Jackson, Photogrammetrist,
BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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67

Range logo Mechanical Treatments to Meet Resource Needs
By Dennis Zachman, Supervisory Project Manager,
BLM, Colorado State Office
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66

Soils and Geology logo Estimating Watershed Runoff and Sediment Yield Using a GIS Interface to Curve Number and MUSLE Models
By Jacek Blaszczynski, Physical Scientist, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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Range logo Sheep Creek Resource Conservation Area: A Model of Interagency Collaboration
By Bruce P. Van Haveren, Science and Research Advisor, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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64

Range logo Watershed Protection on Sagebrush Steppe: Characteristics and Importance of Litter Cover
By Bruce P. Van Haveren, Science and Research Advisor, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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63

Soils and Geology logo Risk of Cheatgrass Invasion After Fire in Selected Sagebrush Community Types
By William G. Ypsilantis, Soil Scientist, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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62

Soils and Geology logo Applications of Electrical Resistivity: A Surface Geophysical Method
By Brent R. Lewis, Geologist, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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61

Forestry logo The Forest Inventory and Analysis Program: A Source of Broad-scale Data About BLM Forestland
Bill Williams, Forester, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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60

General Policy logo Writing Statements of Work for Commercial Services
Kenneth Smith, Natural Resource Specialist, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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59

Forestry logo Creating High-Quality Botanical Illustrations by Using a Flatbed Scanner and Adobe Photoshop
Christopher Ross, Natural Resource Specialist, BLM Nevada State Office
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58

Hydrology logo Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration
Steve Swanson, River Modeling Specialist, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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57

Hazardous Materials logo Potentially Responsible Party Searches
Janet Youngdahl, Environmental Protection Specialist, National Science and Technology Center
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56

Forestry logo Prescribed Burning as A Restoration Tool
Robert R. Blank, Soil Scientist, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
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55

Forestry logo Establishing Noxious Weed Demonstration Plots
By Celestine Duncan, Weed Management Services, Helena, Montana
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54

Forestry logo Prepare to Handle Post-fire Weed Explosion Within Two Years of a Fire
By Charles Henry, TechLine Editor
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53

Forestry logo Pre-fire Planning Insured That the Railroad Fire Turned Into An Invasive Species Management Opportunity
By Charles Henry, TechLine Editor
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52

Forestry logo Protecting Relatively Uninfested Lands: Reducing Weed Spread Following Fire
By Jerry Asher, Bureau of Land Management, Portland, OR; Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Logan, UT; Curt Johnson, USDA Forest Service, Ogden, UT; Jim Olivarez, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, MT
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51

GIS and GPS logo Merging GPS Technologies and Geoscience
By Tom Morris, Computer Specialist, National Science and Technology Center, ST-333
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50

Range logo VegSpec: Creating Vegetative Designs
By Dr. David A. Pyke, USGS, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, and Brian St. George, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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49

Soils and Geology logo The Soils Suitability Extension (SSE)
by Mary Beth Stulz,GIS Development Specialist, National Science and Technology Center
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48

Forestry logo Forest Vegetation Information System
by Bill Williams, Forester, National Science and Technology Center
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47

Hydrology logo Use of Tracer Injections to Measure Discharge and Quantify Pollutant Loading
by William P. Carey, Hydrologist, National Science and Technology Center
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46

Soils and Geology logo Regional Sheet and Rill Soil Erosion Prediction with the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) – GIS Interface)
by Jacek Blaszczynski, Physical Scientist, National Science and Technology Center
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45

Soils and Geology logo Ecological Site Inventory Query (Inventory Data System)
by Ned Habich, User Representative, National Science and Technology Center (ST-140)
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44

Range logo Landscape Stability Indicators for Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems
Bruce P. Van Haveren, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, National Science and Technology Center
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43

Threatened and Endangered Species logo Pilot Section 7 Consultation Process for Timber Harvest Right-of Way Applications
Ed Lorentzen, California State Office (CA-930)
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42

GIS and GPS logo Understanding GPS Technology: System History, Architecture, and Fundamentals
James A. Turner, Geographic Sciences Laboratory Manager, National Science and Technology Center
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41

Engineering logo Design and Construction Specifications for Bridges
Keith L. Christiansen Structural Engineer, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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40

Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Equine Infectious Anemia: Implications for Public Land Managers and Horse Owners
Dr. Charles J. Issel, DVM, PhD., University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science
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39

Fire logo Fire Effects Information System
Melanie Miller, Fire Ecologist, National Office of Fire and Aviation
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38

Hazardous Materials logo Dealing With Holding Tank Wastes at BLM Sites
Pat Fleming, Lead Civil Engineer, National Science and Technology Center
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37

Wildlife Biology logo Where Did All the Deer Go? Investigating the Disappearance of Habitat from Historical Photos in a GIS System
Christopher Ross, PhD. Physical Scientist/Reclamation, BLM, Nevada State Office 920
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36

Range logo Mine Revegetation in Nevada: The State of the Art in the Arid Zone
Christopher Ross, PhD. Physical Scientist/Reclamation, BLM, Nevada State Office 920 (Minerals)
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35

Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Summary Recommendations - BLM Wild Horse and Burro Population Viability Forum, April 21, 1999
Linda Coates-Markle, Montana/Dakotas Wild Horse and Burro Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office
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Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Effects of Contraception & Removal Treatments on Pryor Mtn. Wild Horse Population Demographics & Genetics
John E. Gross, CSIRO Davies Laboratory Queensland, Australia
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Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Viability of Feral Horse Populations on Atlantic Coastal Barrier Islands: Implications for Management
H. Brian Underwood, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, College of Environ. Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY.
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Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Development and Assessment of Tools That Managers Could use to Moniter Wild Horse Populations
Francis J. Singer and Ronald Osborne, Midcontinent Ecological Science Center, US Geological Survey
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31

Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Methods to Collect Required Data to Develop Rigorous Population Viability Analysis (PVA) Models
Gary C. White Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University
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30

Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Population Viability Analysis - General Principles and Applications
Barry Noon, Fred Sampson and Nels Johnson, Department of Fishery & Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University
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Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Genetic Effective Population Size in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Herd: Implications for conservation genetics and viability goals in wild horses
Francis J. Singer and Linda Zeigenfuss, Biological Resources Division of US Geological Survey, Natural Resources Ecology Lab, Colorado State University
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Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Genetic Management of Small Populations: the Special Case of Feral Horses
Oliver A. Ryder, Center for the Reproduction of Endangered Species, Zoological Society of San Diego
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Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Genetic Variation in Horse Populations
E. Gus Cothran, PhD., Department of Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky
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Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Density Dependence in Population Dynamics of Feral Horses
Stephen H. Jenkins, Ph.D , Department of Biology/314, University of Nevada
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Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Deciding Which Feral Horse Populations Qualify as a Genetic Resource
D. P. Sponenberg, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, VirginiaTech
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Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Conservation Issues for Wild Zebra, Asses, and Horses in Africa and Asia
Patricia D. Moehlman, Chair, World Conservation Union (IUCN), Species Survival Commission, Equid Specialist Group
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Wild Horse and Burro Program logo Wild Horse and Burro Population Viability
Linda Coates-Markle Program Specialist, Montana State Office, BLM
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22

Hazardous Materials logo Abandoned Mine Land Hazard Awareness: What is BLM Doing to Inform the Public?
Rory Raschen, Physical Scientist, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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21

Wildlife Biology logo A Newly Discovered Population of Arctic Char of the Kigluaik Mountains of Alaska1
Joseph F. Webb, BLM Fairbanks, Alaska, Retired
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Cartography and Mapping Sciences logo The Use of Aerial Photography and Historical Records to Assist Land Managers
Michael Marchase, Cartographer, National Science and Technology Center
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19

Range logo Ground Cover Dynamics in a Sagebrush Steppe Community
Bruce P. Van Haveren, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, BLM, National Science and Technology Center
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18

Wildlife Biology logo Monitoring the Effectiveness of Bat Compatible Mine Gates’
Michael Herder, Arizona Strip Field Office / Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument
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Wildlife Biology logo Managing Deadwood For Bat Habitat
Michael Herder, Arizona Strip Field Office / Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument
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16

Threatened and Endangered Species logo Restoration of Unauthorized Routes in Sensitive Species Habitats
Thomas B. Egan, Barstow Field Office (CA-680)
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15

Hydrology logo Evolution of a Value-Based Process for Protecting Instream Flow1
Daniel P. Muller, Supervisory Physical Scientist, and James L. Fogg, Hydrologist, NSTC
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14

Cadastral and Land Records logo

Paneling for Photogrammetric Mapping
Nancy K. Russell, Cartographer/Photogrammestrist, NSTC(RS-140)
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Mount Logan Wilderness: a Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Ecological Restoration Study
Marcy A. DeMillion and W. Wallace Covington, Arizona Strip Field Office
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12

Wildlife Biology logo

An Automated Species Tracking System
Jerald Farringer, Wildlife Biologist, NSTC
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11

Wild Horse and Burro Program logo

Creating and Saving Query Files in the Wild Horse and Burro (HB) System
Dick Stark, NSTC WH&BUser Representative
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10

Hydrology logo

An Evaluation of Water Velocities in Culverts Designed with Weirs and/or Roughening Baffle
Mark Storzer - Colorado State Office Hydrologist
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9

GIS and GPS logo

Delineation from Digital Elevation Data
Jacek Blaszczynski, Physical Scientist, BLM NTSC
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8

Fire logo

Joint Fire Science Program
Bob Clark, Fire & Aviation, BLM National Interagency Fire Center, Joint Fire Science Program
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7

GIS and GPS logo

Tools to Models: Some Applications of Automated Resource Analysis Tools for Ecosystem Management
Jacek Blaszczynski, Physical Scientist, BLM NTSC
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6

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The Spatial Terrain Analysis Resource Toolset (START)
Jacek Blaszczynski, Physical Scientist, BLM NTSC
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5

United States Geological Survey logo

Exploring the USGS "Virtual Earth Science Library"
Jim Turner, Geographic Sciences Laboratory Manager, BLM NSTC
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4

Soils and Geology logo

Surface Geophysical Capabilities
Brent Lewis, Geologist, BLM NSTC
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Cartography and Mapping Sciences logo

What Dinosaur Left These Tracks?
Neffra Matthews, Cartographer, BLM NSTC
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1 Wildlife Biology logo Echinacea: How Much is Enough
Phil Dittberner, Plant Ecologist, BLM NSTC
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