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Scientists at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center study the many ecosystems of the Pacific Southwest. Follow our expeditions and projects through this outreach page, and learn more about your local landscape with our library of Outreach Factsheets and photos. Thanks for joining us!

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Screenshot of the USGS WERC Research Newsletter --Photographer: USGS
MONDAY DEC 01 2014
USGS Western Ecological Research Center newsletters are posted regularly on our blog. Check back for a rundown of new research and events on ecology ...more
USGS geneticist Amy Vandergast --Photographer: USGS
True to the USGS tradition, scientist Amy Vandergast makes maps. But her maps are not ones of geological formations -- they are snapshots in time an ...more
Morafka's Desert Tortoise CAS 33867 --Photographer: California Academy of Sciences
Editor's Note July 12, 2011: Post appended with an updated version of the table. The tortoise family has grown! A new study coauthored by USGS West ...more
Steven Schwarzbach --Photographer: USFWS
FRIDAY JUN 24 2011
Climate change planning and land use planning are two key issues for resources managers in California -- from federal agencies down to county and city ...more
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