Nongame aquatic species such as sculpins, whitefishes, tadpoles, and turtles are some of the most imperiled yet least studied organisms. Beginning in 2020, I will be using future temperature projections for Montana streams to delineate where temperatures will be suitable for these species to survive. Additional variables will help prioritize which areas and species should be the focus of conservation & restoration actions.
Much of this work is based on the important Climate Shield work by Dan Isaak of the U.S. Forest Service and others.
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