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High Plains Scoping Meeting - Presentations

The following participants presented findings from their research on playa wetlands and ecosystem services to assist in development of the regional assessment scope. These presentations are for informational use only, they have not been peer-reviewed and should not re-distributed.

The documents in the following table require Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Powerpoint.

Presenter Affiliation Title
Diane Eckles USDA, NRCS Resource Inventory and Assessment Division CEAP-Wetlands: The High Plains Regional Assessment, (PDF; 2 MB)
Ned "Chip" Euliss U.S. Geological Survey Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Prairie Pothole Region Assessment: Impact of U.S. Dept. of Interior and USDA Programs on Ecological Services Derived from Restored Prairie Wetlands and Adjacent Grasslands, (PDF; 10 MB)
Loren Smith Texas Tech University Wildlife & Fisheries Management Institute Playas of the Great Plains, (PDF; 8 MB)
David Haukos U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ecological Communities of Playa Wetlands, (PDF; 7 MB)
Scott McMurry Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, The Institute of Environmental & Human Health Amphibian Studies in Playa Wetlands in the SHP, (PDF; 0.5 MB)
Ken Rainwater, et al. Texas Tech University Water Resources Center Playa Recharge, (PDF; 0.2 MB)
Dennis Gitz, et al. USDA, Agricultural Research Service High Plains Aquifer Recharge: Importance of Playas and Influence of Sediments, (PPT; 35 MB)
David Willis Texas Tech University Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics Agricultural Cost of Maintaining Playa Lake Hydroperiod to Preserve Playa Lake Ecosystems in the Texas High Plains, (PDF; 1 MB)
James Krueger USDA, NRCS Kansas State Office Kansas Conservation Information to Facilitate the CEAP Wetlands for the High Plains, (PDF; 0.1 MB)
Ritch Nelson USDA, NRCS Nebraska State Office Nebraska Playa Wetland Information, (PDF; 0.1 MB)
Marcus Miller USDA, NRCS New Mexico State Office New Mexico Playa Wetland Conservation Information, (PDF; 0.1 MB)
Billy Teels USDA, NRCS Central National Technology Support Center Wildlife Team Playa Wetland Conservation: Identification of Technology Transfer Opportunities, (PDF; 1 MB)
Andrew Bishop U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Habitat and Population Evaluation Team CEAP Wetlands High Plains Assessment: An Overview of GIS Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Tools, (PDF; 2 MB)

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