Ventenata Management Field Days in ID and WA

7/18 Field Day with Washington State University and University of Idaho

7/19 Field Day with Washington State University Extension

Come and learn about the latest research for restoring ventenata-infested natural areas and
rangeland. The field day will cover ventenata control trials established since the spring of 2016. You will see the effects of both new and established herbicide options. After attending this tour you will have a better understanding of herbicides, tank mix options, and application timings for ventenata control. You will also see the effects ventenata has on perennial grasses and the rapid response of the perennial grasses and forbs to removal of ventenata competition.

The Faces and Facets of #SagebrushCountry

The Faces and Facets of #SagebrushCountry

A social media-based campaign called People of the Sage took place throughout the month of September to celebrate and highlight a mere handful of people working on the different facets of sagebrush country. Numerous partners in SageWest, a communications network, participated by sharing messages from people that live and work in this uniquely Western landscape. 

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Workshop

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Workshop

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. 

2016 Resilience and Resistance Field Workshop Reports

2016 Resilience and Resistance Field Workshop Reports

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. 

Restoration Handbook for Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems with Emphasis on Greater Sage-grouse Habitat

Restoration Handbook for Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystems with Emphasis on Greater Sage-grouse Habitat

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.