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Comparing smoke exposure from wildfires and Rx fires

View brief. This study examines the differences in community level exposures to smoke from both wildfire and prescribed fire.

Natural experiment shows fuel treatment effectiveness

View brief. Strategically placed landscape area fuel treatments in the Sierra Nevada were put to the test in this study when the American Fire burned through previously treated areas. Both fire effects...

Conifer removal benefits sage-grouse, other birds, and rangeland productivity

View brief. Large-scale encroached conifer removal is an increasingly widespread practice that benefits rangeland productivity and restores habitat quality for sagegrouse and other sagebrush-dependent wildlife. Recent studies show that after encroached conifers...

Nonnative plants, fuels, and desert revegetation

Access research brief. To revegetate disturbed desert lands, practitioners often reestablish fertile islands as a first step in restoring native plants and associated fauna on disturbed desert sites. This research brief discusses...

Restoring resilience at the landscape scale: Lessons learned from the Blue Mountains

Access brief. The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service’s “Eastside Restoration Strategy” aimed to improve forest health conditions by accelerating the pace and scale of restoration on national forests in eastern...

Where the WUI is: Implications for wildfire mitigation and outreach communities

Access brief. The WUI is often synonymous with fire risk to buildings, but this research suggests that this is not the case in all fire-prone states. While fire outreach was often present...

Collaborative success story in management at the CA-NV border

Access brief. Research led by the Intermountain West Joint Venture examines how a successful conservation effort known as the Bi-State Collaborative used the social-ecological systems (SES) approach to prevent an ESA listing...

Non-native plants, fuels, and desert revegetation

Access brief. To revegetate disturbed desert lands, practitioners often reestablish fertile islands as a first step in restoring native plants and associated fauna on disturbed desert sites. This research brief discusses the...

Partnering for ecosystem conservation is essential

View brief. Discussions of successes, struggles, and failures with partner-specific tools are vital to the successful implementation of “translational ecology” a formal term for biological conservation partnerships.

Western roots: Diving into a sagebrush sea of diversity

Access brief. What may appear at first glance as a sea of sagebrush is in reality a complex and diverse ecosystem with a wide variety of plants and animals. The sagebrush steppe...