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Evaluating ecological resilience, invasive annual resistance, and potential treatments - A field tour in Park Valley, UT

Rick Miller, Professor Emeritus of Range and Fire Ecology, Jeremy Maestas, Sagebrush Ecosystem Specialist (NRCS), and local hosts Chet Fitzgerald and Jed Reeder (NRCS), discussed tools to rapidly assess resilience to disturbance (ability of a treatment area to recover), resistance to invasive annuals, predict successional pathways, and determine the need and suitability for seeding  on potential vegetation treatment areas and areas burned by wildfire. 

Discussions were based on two field guides:

  • A field guide for selecting the most appropriate treatment in sagebrush and piñon-juniper ecosystems in the Great Basin
  • Rapid assessment of post-wildfire recovery in sagebrush and piñon-juniper ecosystems in the Great Basin

Participant reflections about the quality of the science information exchange this field workshop provided are available in this event report