This study found that area burned during the 30-year period, number of fires each year, and fire size followed a strong geographic pattern: Northern Intermountain > Southern Intermountain > Southern Rocky Mountain > Central Rocky Mountain.
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.
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.
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.