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Building a wildfire-resistant home: Codes and costs

View report. Wildfire disasters will be more common if unmitigated home development continues in the wildland-urban interface. A new home built to wildfire-resistant codes can be constructed for roughly the same cost...

Fire operations: Discussing current practices and necessary changes

View report. This collection of essays—divided into three key categories: Risk, Culture, and Operations—daylights qualities and practices in the wildland fire service across a broad spectrum, from outdated and unwarranted to honorable...

Conserving diverse wet habitats keeps western rangelands resilient

View report. Sage grouse and many other species rely on a range of mesic habitats—including riparian areas, wet meadows, alfalfa fields, and productive rangelands—to sustain their populations. Landscapes with the greatest uncertainty...

Wildland fire operations: Discussing current practices and necessary changes

View report. This collection represents collective insight into how we operate and why we must alter some of our most ingrained practices and perspectives.

To masticate or not: Useful tips for treating forest, woodland, and shrubland vegetation

View synthesis. This report synthesizes our current knowledge on mastication as a forest management tool. We found that excavators, skid steers, and tractors can all be carrier machines and different types of...

Socioeconomic vulnerability to ecological changes to national forests and grasslands in the Southwest

View report. The flow of ecosystem services derived from forests and grasslands in the Southwestern United States may change in the future. People and communities may be vulnerable if they are exposed,...

Utah conservation plan for greater sage-grouse

View plan. This Plan identifies strategies to address localized threats to sage-grouse populations in Utah. Those strategies include—but are not limited to—the following: Identify the highest-priority sage-grouse habitats and migration corridors, and...

Do post-fire fuel treatments and annual grass interact to affect fire regimes in the Great Basin?

View report. These study results provide managers with knowledge of 1) the effects of post-fire fuel treatments on plant community trajectories and subsequent fire regimes across climate and environmental gradients, and 2)...

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National Seed Strategy: Making progress

View progress report. This document highlights work being done to address each goal of the Seed Strategy, followed by ecoregional projects that illustrate the extent of collaborations that are underway to lay...

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The impacts of increasing drought on forest dynamics, structure, and biodiversity in the United States

View report. This report synthesized insights from current understanding of drought impacts at stand-to-biogeographic scales, including management options, and we identify challenges to be addressed with new research. Large stand-level shifts underway...