Who We Are

Core Team

The Landscape Toolbox project is led by a core team of scientists from the Jornada Experimental Range, The Nature Conservancy, and other partners.

Jason Karl

Jason Karl Ph.D.
Research Ecologist, Jornada Experimental Range, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Bob Unnasch

Bob Unnasch Ph.D.
Director of Science, Idaho Chapter of The Nature Conservancy

Jeffrey Herrick

Jeffrey Herrick Ph.D.
Soil Scientist, Jornada Experimental Range, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Jeff Gillan

Jeffrey Gillan M.S.
College Assistant Professor, Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico State University

Megan Kanaga Ph.D.
Landscape Ecologist, Sound Science, LLC

Technical Support

Ericha Courtright

Ericha Courtright M.S.
College Assistant Professor, Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico State University

Scott Schrader

Scott Schrader
GIS Specialist, Jornada Experimental Range, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Project Acknowledgments

We are deeply indebted to the following individuals for their contributions to the Landscape Toolbox:

Karen Colson
Karen coordinated the development of many Toolbox components, coordinated the project advisory team, and oversaw field data collection. She currently works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Alan Sands
In his cooperative position between The Nature Conservancy and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Alan assisted in the early development of the Toolbox concept and contributed to many of its components.

Don Major
Don, who works for the Bureau of Land Mangement, served as the lead for the cumulative landscape and restoration analysis component and worked with project partners to ensure these components satisfied management and planning needs.

Heather Swartz
Heather, through her work with the Oregon Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Sagebrush Cooperative, helped develop and implement the Methods Guide and Wiki.

Other Contributors
Lori Armstrong Bureau of Land Management
Terry Booth High Plains Grasslands Research Station
Agricultural Research Service
Steve Bunting Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management
University of Idaho
Wally Butler Idaho Farm Bureau
Kevin Church Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho Conservation Data Center
Pat Clark Northwest Watershed Research Center
Agricultural Research Service
Gordon Dicus National Park Service
NPS Upper Columbia Basin Network
Susan Giannettino National Park Service
NPS Upper Columbia Basin Network
Nancy Glenn Department of Geosciences, Idaho State University
Joe Hinson Northwest Natural Resource Group
David Hoover Natural Resource Conservation Service
Kate Kitchell Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, U.S. Gelogical Survey
Karen Launchbaugh Department of Forest Ecology and Biogeosciences, University of Idaho
Paul Makela Bureau of Land Management
Tess O'Sullivan Lava Lake Land & Livestock, LLC
Mike Pellant Bureau of Land Management
Jeff Pettingill Bonneville County
David Pilliod Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
David Pyke Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Warren Ririe Boise and Sawtooth National Forests, U.S. Forest Service
Shane Rosenkrance Mountain Springs Ranch, LLC
Margaret Soulen Hinson Soulen Land and Livestock
Eva Strand Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management
University of Idaho
Leona Svancara Idaho Conservation Data Center
Jerry Tagestad Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Rob Taylor The Nature Conservancy of Oregon
Lee Vierling Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management, University of Idaho
Bruce Wylie USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center