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Vegetation resilience, the role of the perennial herbaceous understory, and intact sagebrush

The Great Basin Science Delivery Project and the Nevada Partners for Conservation and Development hosted a two-day workshop, Vegetation Resilience, the Role of the Perennial Herbaceous Understory, and Intact Sagebrush, in Winnemucca, NV in May of 2011. This workshop addressed the importance of maintaining intact sagebrush communities in the face of multiple ecological stressors, and provide some restoration techniques and treatment results. The agenda includes presentations on vegetation resilience, integrating wildlife, and results of restoration and treatment projects and field trips to project sites and informal presentations on project lessons learned.

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Needs Assessment Synthesis and Workshop Intro
Génie MontBlanc, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Vegetation Resilience and the Importance of the Herbaceous Understory
Jeanne ChaMBers, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Reno, NV
Vegetation Monitoring and Issues of Scale
Pat Shaver, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Portland, OR

Defining an Intact Sagebrush Community
Brad Schultz, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Winnemucca, NV

Current Status of Ungulates in Sagebrush Systems and Managing for Healthy Populations
Tony Wasley, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Reno, NV

Wildlife/Habitat Relationships within the Intact Sagebrush-Grass Continuum
Kent McAdoo, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Elko, NV

Managing Habitats for Sage-Grouse: Do We Need a Sagebrush Management Decision Support Tool?
Clinton McCarthy, USDA Forest Service, Ogden, UT

Collaboration in Restoration
Lee Turner, Nevada Partners for Conservation and Development, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Reno, NV

“Go Big or Go Home,” Planning and Implementing Vegetation Management Projects at a Meaningful Scale
Paul Briggs, Bureau of Land Management, Cedar City, UT

The Development and Use of Forb Species in Restoration
Scott Jensen, USDA Forest Service, Provo, UT

Synergistic Monitoring Project Results and Management Implications
John Swanson, University of Nevada, Reno, NV