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Triple Threat Invasive Grass Symposium and Field Tour 2019

This event will take place in person in Logan, UT. Save the Date!

Horse rich and dirt poor

View video. Ecologist Charles Post travels across Nevada to explore how overpopulated wild horses effect native wildlife. A Wildlife Society film by Charles Post, Phillip Baribeau, and Ben Masters.

Long-Term Recovery in Native vs. Nonnative Post-Fire Seedings

View paper. Results indicate that postfire seeding has lasting effects on vegetation composition and structure, implying that seed mixes should be carefully formulated to promote long-term management objectives. Seed mixes containing large...

Conservation districts and invasive species management

The Western Governors’ Association hosted this webinar featuring representatives from conservation districts in Hawaii, Oregon and New Mexico discussing innovative, cross-boundary efforts to manage invasive species. Panelists also highlighted how Natural Resources...

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...

Nevada Society for Range Management Suggested Reading – Winter 2019

View abstracts. Abstracts of Recent Papers on Range Management in the West. Prepared by Charlie Clements, Rangeland Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Reno, NV

Seed and seedling traits have strong impacts on establishment of perennial bunchgrass in invaded semi-arid systems

View article. The best seed sources for restoration of Elymus elymoides in invaded sites were populations with longer roots, larger seeds and earlier emergence. These easily measured traits were strong predictors of...

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...

Seeding plants for long-term multiple ecosystem service goals

View study. The historical management of agroecological systems, such as California’s rangelands, have received criticism for a singular focus on agricultural production goals, while society has shifting expectations to the supply of...

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)...