The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in collaboration with CBI, released the report "In the U.S. Southeast, Natural Forests are Being Felled to Send Fuels Overseas". This report details the threats facing Southeastern U.S. Forests from the wood pellet industry which has seen a 150 percent increase in wood ...
Las Californias Binational Conservation Initiative 2015: a decadal review of conservation status of the California-Baja California border regionThe US-México border region is one of the most biodiverse landscapes in the world, where coastal, inland valley, montane, and desert ecosystems converge, all within 60 mi (100 km) of the Pacific Ocean. The region hosts a binational metropolis of more than four million people, whose well-being depends on natural landscapes and their associated ecological processes. Natural landscapes sustain the ...In 2011 in conjunction with the South County Land Managers, the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), developed landscape-scale conservation visions and restoration plans for native grassland and forbland habitats, specifically targeting Otay tarplant (OTP) and Quino checkerspot butterfly (QCB) (Table 1-1). These groups also worked with the San Diego Management and Monitoring Program to develop goals ...
Two Approaches for Incorporating Climate Change into Natural Resource Management Planning at Wind Cave National ParkExecutive Summary Wind Cave National Park (WICA) protects one of the world’s longest caves, has large amounts of high quality, native vegetation, and hosts a genetically important bison herd. The park’s relatively small size and unique purpose within its landscape requires hands-on management of these and other natural resources, all of which are interconnected. Anthropogenic climate change presents ...
Brachypodium Control: Experimental Treatments to Control Brachypodium -- An Adaptive Approach for Conserving Endemic Species, San Diego County, CaliforniaConservation Biology Institute (CBI) completed a 2-year project, funded by the San Diego Association of Government (SANDAG) Environmental Mitigation Program, to review existing data, conduct habitat assessments, and develop conceptual models to document our understanding of Brachypodium. Brachypodium distachyon is an emerging invasive species with potentially widespread ecological implications for native species, habitats, and ecosystem processes. It has increased ...