Important results of long-term
cooperative research are presented in a new report titled Regional and Seasonal Patterns of Nutritional Condition and
Reproduction in Elk (Wildlife Monographs 184:1–44). The lead authors are Rachel
Cook and John Cook (NCASI).
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To promote discussion of recent findings
from forestry BMP effectiveness research and how they relate to such questions,
NCASI and partners are organizing a Symposium
on Forestry Best Management Practice Effectiveness in the Eastern U.S. for
May 12-15, 2014. Symposium objectives are to (1) communicate recent research
findings on BMP effectiveness in the eastern US, and (2) catalogue BMP research
needs and identify directions for future research.
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NCASI recently submitted technical comments
to the US Environmental Protection Agency on the agency’s draft report Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to
Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence. When
finalized, the report will be used to inform a rulemaking process that is
already underway to clarify the extent of federal jurisdiction over wetlands
and non-navigable waters under the Clean Water Act in light of the Supreme
Court’s 2006 decision in the Rapanos case.
datasets and satellite data indicate that there has not been significant global
climate warming during the past 16-17 years. Most global climate models project
continuous substantial warming over this period.
EPA is seeking public comment on 17 Program and Regional Adaptation
Implementation Plans. Comments are due on January 3, 2014. These draft Implementation Plans and the agency’s
overall draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan are part of an ongoing effort to
address adaptation across the federal government, in response to Executive
Order 13514 – Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic