NALT Keyword: Natural Resources

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Private lands habitat programs benefit California's native birds
Private lands habitat programs benefit California's native birds
Private lands habitat programs benefit California's native birds

Waterbirds and landbirds, including many special status species, are using flooded fields, wetlands and riparian forest on private lands.

Forest biomass diversion in the Sierra Nevada: Energy, economics and emissions
Forest biomass diversion in the Sierra Nevada: Energy, economics and emissions
Forest biomass diversion in the Sierra Nevada: Energy, economics and e...

In this case study, converting forest wastes to electricity had energy and emissions benefits but was not economically viable.

Clean Development Mechanism agricultural methodologies could help California to achieve AB 32 goals
Clean Development Mechanism agricultural methodologies could help California to achieve AB 32 goals
Clean Development Mechanism agricultural methodologies could help Cali...
An international cap-and-trade program — the Clean Development Mechanism — has attracted investments in projects to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, developing methodologies that California could use.
UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CENTENNIAL: Eucalyptus fuel dynamics, and fire hazard in the Oakland hills
UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CENTENNIAL: Eucalyptus fuel dynamics, and fire hazard in the Oakland hills
UC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION CENTENNIAL: Eucalyptus fuel dynamics, and fir...
Monitoring soil carbon will prepare growers for a carbon trading system
Monitoring soil carbon will prepare growers for a carbon trading system
Monitoring soil carbon will prepare growers for a carbon trading syste...

Baseline estimates are the first step in establishing a long-term soil carbon monitoring network for Northern California perennial croplands.

Mapping forests with Lidar provides flexible, accurate data with many uses
Mapping forests with Lidar provides flexible, accurate data with many uses
Mapping forests with Lidar provides flexible, accurate data with many ...

The powerful mapping capabilities of Lidar soon may be widely available to California forest managers as costs fall and the technology improves.

Predicting invasive plants in California
Predicting invasive plants in California
Predicting invasive plants in California

Ornamental plants at high risk for future invasion include 60 species that naturalized after 1940, and 94 species that have not yet naturalized.

Forest nurseries face critical choices with the loss of methyl bromide fumigation
Forest nurseries face critical choices with the loss of methyl bromide fumigation
Forest nurseries face critical choices with the loss of methyl bromide...

Integrated pest management approaches can help compensate for the loss of methyl bromide, but converting to container production may be the best option.

Soil type, crop and irrigation technique affect nitrogen leaching to groundwater
Soil type, crop and irrigation technique affect nitrogen leaching to groundwater
Soil type, crop and irrigation technique affect nitrogen leaching to g...

Best management practices are proposed as being more effective and economical than tracking and reporting regulations for reducing the N load to groundwater.

Fumigant emission reductions with TIF warrant regulatory changes
Fumigant emission reductions with TIF warrant regulatory changes
Fumigant emission reductions with TIF warrant regulatory changes

Increasing the standard tarping period from 5 days to 10 days reduced peak and total emissions significantly in a 2011 trial.

Income value of private amenities assessed in California oak woodlands
Income value of private amenities assessed in California oak woodlands
Income value of private amenities assessed in California oak woodlands

In a survey, landowners were asked to place a monetary value on amenities using a contingent valuation method; willingness to maintain amenity values did not require a large property.

Totally impermeable film (TIF) reduces emissions in perennial crop fumigation
Totally impermeable film (TIF) reduces emissions in perennial crop fumigation
Totally impermeable film (TIF) reduces emissions in perennial crop fum...

Three field trials make a case for TIF use in preplant fumigation of perennial crops.

Californians must learn from the past and work together to meet the forest and fire
challenges of the next century
Californians must learn from the past and work together to meet the forest and fire challenges of the next century
Californians must learn from the past and work together to meet the fo...
Introducing cattle grazing to a noxious weed-dominated rangeland shifts plant communities
Introducing cattle grazing to a noxious weed-dominated rangeland shifts plant communities
Introducing cattle grazing to a noxious weed-dominated rangeland shift...

Pasture-scale tests of prescribed grazing did not reduce yellow starthistle, but did reduce medusahead in years without late-spring rainfall.

Chloride levels increase after 13 years of recycled water use in the Salinas Valley
Chloride levels increase after 13 years of recycled water use in the Salinas Valley
Chloride levels increase after 13 years of recycled water use in the S...

At half the test sites receiving recycled water since 1998, chloride levels exceeded the thresholds for chloride-sensitive crops such as strawberries.

California's agricultural regions gear up to actively manage groundwater use and protection
California's agricultural regions gear up to actively manage groundwater use and protection
California's agricultural regions gear up to actively manage groundwat...

A historic shift is occurring in the way California agriculture is engaging in groundwater management and protection.

Post-fire vegetation dynamics of a sagebrush steppe community change significantly
over time
Post-fire vegetation dynamics of a sagebrush steppe community change significantly over time
Post-fire vegetation dynamics of a sagebrush steppe community change s...

Nearly 30 years after a burn at two sites in northeastern California, sagebrush had recovered fully and invasive grasses had diminished.

Soil sampling protocol reliably estimates preplant NO<sub>3</sub><sup>−</sup> in SDI tomatoes
Soil sampling protocol reliably estimates preplant NO3 in SDI tomatoes
Soil sampling protocol reliably estimates preplant NO3...

Taking two or three cores in a few beds produces a reliable nutrient assessment that could avoid nitrogen surpluses and groundwater pollution.

Effects of fuel treatments on California mixed-conifer forests
Effects of fuel treatments on California mixed-conifer forests
Effects of fuel treatments on California mixed-conifer forests

A consensus is developing that fuel treatments are not negatively impacting the ecology of yellow pine and mixed-conifer forests.

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