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Gambel oak management symposium

Recordings from this event are now available. Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii) is a widespread species found throughout the US Southwest and southern Rocky Mountains. While the species has been widely studied in...

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Riparian research and management: Past, present, future – Volume 1

View report. Fifty years ago, riparian habitats were not recognized for their extensive and critical contributions to wildlife and the ecosystem function of watersheds. This changed as riparian values were identified and...

Burning piles- Effects of pile age, moisture, mass, and composition on fire effects, consumption, and decomposition

Access recording. Millions of acres of fuels reduction treatments are being implemented each year in the fire adapted forests of the US. Typical these fuel reduction treatments target small diameter trees for...

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Resiliency of biological soil crusts and vascular plants varies among morphogroups with disturbance intensity

View article. Using a chronosequence approach, cover of vascular plants and biocrusts was examined across chronic disturbance gradients related to invasion by exotic species and grazing by livestock, following the acute disturbance...

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Common ground regarding the role of wildfire in forested landscapes of the western US

View report. A group of people knowledgeable about wildland fire have produced a 52-page document that attempts to assemble and summarize areas of agreement and disagreement regarding the management of forested areas...

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Resilience and resistance of sagebrush ecosystems: Implications for state and transition models and management treatments

View article. In sagebrush ecosystems invasion of annual exotics and expansion of pinyon and juniper are altering fire regimes and resulting in large-scale ecosystem transformations. Management treatments aim to increase resilience to...

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Hard-copy resources available to you

Want to beef-up your library? You can request the following resources in hard copy from Génie (listed in order of most recent publication date). You can also add them to your electronic...

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Evaluation of burn mosaics on subsequent wildfire behavior, severity and fire management strategies

Register. The Reburn Project was motivated by a need to better understand wildfires as a type of fuel reduction treatment and to assess the impacts of fire suppression on forested landscapes. The...

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SageSTEP News: Issue 33 – Fire effects and longevity of PJ mastication treatments

View newsletter. In this issue: Wildfire and SageSTEP research: An inevitable collision Treatment longevity and changes in surface fuel loads after pinyon-juniper mastication

High-severity fire: Key drivers and mapping its probability across western US forests

View article. Here, we explore the drivers of high-severity fire for forested ecoregions in the western US over the period 2002–2015. We found that live fuel, on average, was the most important...