Improved wildfire prediction using remote sensing technology on military grasslands in Hawaii - Final Report (Legacy 11-112) (PDF)
The objectives of this research were to: (i) compare potential fire behavior in forests vs. grasslands, (ii) measure land cover change from 1950-2011 along two grassland/forest ecotones in Hawaii, and (iii) investigate the potential for using remotely sensed MODIS imagery to improve in situ estimates of fuel moisture.
Grassland Bird Productivity on Military Airfields in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions - Final Report (Legacy 11-408) (PDF)
Military airfields have long been known to contain breeding grassland birds, but data on reproductive survival in these habitats has been limited. Our study is a first step in understanding whether these habitats are supporting viable self-sustaining populations or are acting as population sinks.
Strategy for the Cooperative Recovery of Rare Species Affecting Training Ranges: Integrated Prairie-Oak Conservation Report for Oregon and Washington - Final Report, December 2011 (Legacy 09-213) (PDF)
Prairie-oak habitat is one of the most imperiled habitats in the western United States. The importance of prairie-oak habitat in the WPG Ecoregion is recognized in the Wildlife Action Plans for Oregon and Washington. Both the Plans identify strategies and actions designed to preserve, rehabilitate and expand prairie-oak habitat in the Ecoregion. This report extensively draws from, and builds upon, those Plans. to list the limiting factors to prairie-oak habitat in the WPG Ecoregion, and the actions to counteract those factors. It also includes lists the species of greatest conservation need and the actions necessary to protect those species. Finally the report recommends areas where a coordinated, ecoregional prairie-oak conservation effort may be most effective.
Clear Zone Habitat Conservation on South Carolina Airstrip - Final Report, April 2009 (Legacy 07-367) (PDF)
This project proposes to use the inactive north/south runway at McEntire ANG Station as an experimental area to determine the success of two different methods of restoring native grassland communities in the clear zone. Other areas situated on McEntire can act as control areas. This project documented the occurrence (diversity and abundance) of birds using the abandoned airfield sections of McEntire ANG Station in the breeding and wintering seasons.
Implementing Rotational Partial Rest/Patch-Burn Grazing in the Flint Hills, Kansas (Legacy 03-188) (PDF)
Protect significant biological systems (tallgrass prairie) and species (emphasis on grassland birds), and establish programs for the restoration and rehabilitation of altered or degraded habitats near Fort Riley
Conservation Resources for Prairie and Oak Woodland Landowners Brochure (The Nature Conservancy) (PDF)
In support of Legacy Project: Strategy for the Cooperative Recovery of Rare Species Affecting Training Ranges (with the primary objective to preclude the need for listing of species under the ESA of federal candidate species that occur on the grasslands of Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base by promoting cooperative ecosystem recovery) this brochure gives valuable information to the public regarding conservation of prairies in the pacific northwest and incentives available for conservation efforts.