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The sensitivity of snow ephemerality to warming climate across an arid to montane vegetation gradient

View article. The Great Basin, United States is an ideal system to study snow ephemerality across a broad climate gradient. To identify the climatic controls on snow ephemerality, we analysed moderate resolution...

Now you see it, now you don’t: a case study of ephemeral snowpacks and soil moisture response in the Great Basin, USA

View article. Ephemeral snowpacks, or those that persist for < 60 continuous days, are challenging to observe and model because snow accumulation and ablation occur during the same season. This has left ephemeral snow...

Digital soil mapping for fire prediction and management in rangelands

View article. Of our estimated 3.7 Mkm2 of rangeland in the continental US and Alaska, an average of 38 000 km2 burned per year between 2008 and 2017. To highlight the role...

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Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Master Class and Field Practicum

Learn more/register. This Master Class in Irvine, CA (Orange County Great Park) covered some of the fundamental subjects on which an applicant for Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) needed...

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Vegetative community response to landscape-scale post-fire herbicide (imazapic) application

View paper. This study evaluated the effect of herbicide (imazapic) applied in the first winter or second fall after the 113,000 ha Soda wildfire on the target exotic annual grasses and also...

After the Flames- Workshop and Conference

View conference website. Experts warn that year-round fire season is the new normal. Wildfire is no longer “if” it will occur, but rather “when.” Wildfires burned 9,781,062 acres in the United States...

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

View report. To assess the effects of aerial and drill seeding on plant community trajectories, fuel composition, and fire regimes, this study collected geospatial datasets spanning 209,000 ha of sagebrush steppe on...

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Post-Fire Resources Website

Access resources. After a catastrophic wildfire, quick action must be taken to minimize social, environmental, and economic devastation. Responsive action requires navigating a complex maze of diverse landowners, community  organizations, and numerous local...

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Thresholds and hotspots for shrub restoration following heterogeneous fire

View article. This study approach revealed interactive, ecological relationships such as novel soil-surface effects on first year establishment of sagebrush across the burned landscape, and identified ‘‘hot spots’’ for recovery. The approach...

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Post-fire water-quality response in the western United States

View article. Evidence from this analysis shows significant increases in nutrient flux (different forms of nitrogen and phosphorus), major-ion flux and metal concentrations are the most common changes in stream water quality...