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SageSTEP News: Issue 28- Project evolution, carbon, & visual data for monitoring

View newsletter. SageSTEP Research Project welcomes new faces and sends best wishes to some retirees. SageSTEP monitoring protocols will provide better insight on carbon sequestration. Visual can capture a general impression of what has happened...

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Collaborative science to foster native plant conservation and restoration

View news release. USFS News Release announces the establishment of the Western Center for Native Plant Conservation and Restoration Science. It will include scientists from the three western U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest...

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Great Basin Fire Science Exchange Newsletters Archive

Access past GBFSE newsletter content.  

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Scanning the future of wildfire: resilience ahead…whether we like it or not?

View digest. A recent research project brought together futures researchers and wildfire specialists to envision what the future holds for wildfire impacts and how the wildfire community may respond to the complex...

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SageSTEP News: Issue 27 – Shredding fuel treatments & defining restoration success

View newsletter. In this issue: The pros and cons of fuels shredding or mastication.  Use of ecological variables to define restoration success.

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SageSTEP News: Issue 25 – Results in Rangeland Ecology and Management & cheatgrass dieoff

View newsletter. In this issue: Short-term SageSTEP results featured in a special issue of the journal Rangeland Ecology and Management are summarized. Cheatgrass dieoff in the Great Basin, looking for the Why?

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SageSTEP News: Issue 26 – Secretarial Order 3336 & spiders as indicators

View newsletter. In this issue: Research from SageSTEP supports meeting the objectives in Secretarial Order 3336. A glimpse into the world of sagebrush steppe spiders, a group of invertebrates known to be...

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Secretary Jewell launches comprehensive strategy to protect and restore sagebrush lands threatened by rangeland fire

View press release. This press release highlights the issuance of Secretarial Order 3336 calling for a comprehensive science-based strategy to address the more frequent and intense wildfires that are damaging vital sagebrush...

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SageSTEP News: Issue 23 – Sage fuel treatments & Imazapic for cheatgrass

View newsletter. In this issue: Plant community responses following sagebrush thinning treatments, which included prescribed fire, mowing, and herbicide application. The influences of treatment success and the side effects of cheatgrass control with...

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SageSTEP news: Issue 24 – Public support for restoration & bacteria to control cheatgrass

View newsletter. In this issue: Ways to build trust and thus restoration plan support from the public. ACK55 (Pseudomonas spp.) shows promise for cheatgrass control.