YAMPA RIVER LEAFY SPURGE PROJECT
Here's a quick list of documents, images, and videos that have been recently added to the YRLSP website.
An important new research paper has recently been published on leafy spurge biological control. The Biological Control of Leafy Spurge is a well written, comprehensive overview of leafy spurge biological control—and a confirmation that the YRLSP is on the right track with its biocontrol release project. Click on the title in the previous sentence, or visit our Resources page, where you will find links to this paper as well as other valuable sources of information on leafy spurge and its management.
We are very excited to report that an article on Chloe Mattilio's Remote Sensing project has now been published in the January 2023 edition of Frontiers in Remote Sensing. A link to Remote mapping of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula, L.) in Northwest Colorado can be found on our Resources page, or it can be downloaded directly by clicking on the title in this sentence.
The Yampa River Leafy Spurge Project's 2022 biological control and leafy spurge field mapping data have been added to the website. As a result, the Biological Control, Field Mapping, Interactive Map, and GIS Data pages have undergone some revisions to incorporate these data.
The Show Me Floats and Youth Outreach pages have also been updated to include information and photographs of these 2022 summer activities.
A new Remote Sensing page has been added to the Projects menu. This page now includes the introduction to Chloe Mattilio's work on developing a leafy spurge satellite remote sensing application, as well as three map galleries of remote sensing maps derived from that application. For comparison purposes, these map galleries replicate the format and map numbering found in the corresponding YRLSP field mapping galleries located on our Field Mapping page.
The Yampa River Leafy Spurge Project made the front page of the Craig Press with a short article on the Project's biocontrol efforts in the Yampa Valley. A link to the article is posted on our About/YRLSP In The News page, or you can go directly to it HERE.
A short article on the YRLSP and the recent Show Me Float appeared in the Craig Press. A link to the article is posted on our About/YRLSP In The News page, or you can go directly to it HERE.
At the end of December, the YRLSP closed out the Yampa-White-Green Roundtable Grant. The final deliverables/reports on the tasks accomplished through the grant funding can be found on our Projects/Grants page, or by clicking HERE.
Our new GIS Data download page has been added to the MAPS menu. YRLSP datasets can now be downloaded in shapefile and KMZ formats.
Our new user-interactive map application is now available for viewing via the Maps menu, or you can go directly to its page by clicking HERE.
Chapter 3 of Chloe Mattilio's PhD dissertation—which comprises the final comprehensive report on her mapping application development for the YRLSP—is now available as a downloadable PDF on our Resources page, or you can download it directly by clicking HERE.
Hannah Kuhns successfully defended her thesis and completed her Master of Science degree at the University of Wyoming in August 2021. A link to a PDF of her thesis, entitled "Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) seed production, germination, and vegetative propagule potential in a riparian ecosystem," is now posted on our Resources page, or you can go directly to the PDF HERE.