Featured Case Studies

The DLN Sharing Management Practices team is working with the Collaborative Conservation and Adaptation Strategy Toolbox (CCAST) to develop and disseminate several case studies. CCAST is a multi-organizational partnership directed by the Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that cooperates with over 200 individuals from dozens of organizations to increase and improve communication; develop tools to support landscape conservation, restoration, and drought resilience; inform management decision-making; and develop actionable science. Case studies are write-ups of work completed to manage, conserve, restore, or conduct actionable science on natural resources. These case study narratives focus on methods and lessons learned that can inform future projects. Case Studies provide an opportunity to highlight the work of professionals, especially work that is not published in literature. Case Studies can be accessed through the CCAST Case Study Dashboard or through the master Case Study list (searchable by tags).

Analyzing Social Learning to Improve Drought Response Along the Arkansas River in Colorado

A dirty road by Lincoln Creek in the mountains

(2 page summary)


An Analysis of Drought Exposure, Impacts, and Adaptation in the South-Central U.S.

A regional map of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas


Developing Tools for Improved Water Supply Forecasting in the Rio Grande Headwaters

An image of mountains and trees


Rangeland Restoration Following the Martin Fire in Reno, Nevada

A farmer looking at dry rangeland in New Mexico


Decision-Making in Snow-Fed Arid-Land River Systems

A map of Nevada showing Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake


Drought Mitigation through Land Management and Water Distribution for Wild Horses 

(2 page summary)

Horses drink from a watering hole


Heritage Genetics to Increase Cattle Resilience during Drought 

(2 page summary)

Cows near a fence with trees in the background


Rancher to Rancher: Building a Community for Conservation in Montana 

(2 page summary)

A group of ranchers meeting in a corn field