Now available - The Science framework for conservation and restoration of the sagebrush biome: Linking the Department of the Interior’s Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy to long-term strategic conservation actions
This article summarizes information from land treatments occurring over millions of hectares of public rangelands in the Great Basin over the last 75 years represent one of the largest vegetation manipulation and restoration efforts in the world.
The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop—All Hands, All Lands: Implementation Rooted in Science will be in Reno, Nevada April 25-27, 2017. The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategic Committees.
View the agenda. The 2017 Great Basin Consortium Conference will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno and will focus on implementation of the Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy Actionable Science Plan.
Rick Miller, Professor Emeritus of Range and Fire Ecology, and local hosts will discuss 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.
Blending ecosystem realities with species specific needs provides an ecologically based framework for strategically focusing restoration measures to support species of conservation concern over the short and long term.
By using the concepts established here, we set the stage for two decision support tools. One will address decisions relating to landscape objectives and outcomes and the second relates to site-specific restoration.