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Differential effects of herbivory on aspen forest regeneration and recruitment

View study. All three ungulate species had significant and similar effects on aspen regeneration success, but when adjusted for differences in estimated forage intake (animal unit months), differential impacts became apparent (deer...

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Do perennial bunchgrasses exclude cheatgrass in post-fire rehabilitation?

View report. Data on plant cover and density was collected on 67 sites in a 209,000 ha study area that varied in fire and post-fire rehabilitation history along gradients in elevation, soil...

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Selecting provenance: Local native or nonlocal native?

View article. This paper identifies actions needed in order to improve provenance decision-making. Priority actions include embedding provenance trials into restoration projects; developing dynamic, evidence-based provenance policies; and establishing stronger research-practitioner collaborations...

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Hand-built structures for restoring degraded meadows in sagebrush

View technical note. This technical note provides conservation practitioners with information on simple yet effective “Zeedyk” restoration techniques. The emphasis here is on structures that can be built by hand to address...

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Roadside revegetation: an integrated approach to establishing native plants and pollinator habitat

View guide. This guide offers an integrated approach to facilitate the successful establishment of native plants and pollinator habitat along roadsides and other areas of disturbance associated with road modifications. It guides...

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Ecoregional Revegetation Application (ERA)

Access application and maps. View informational flyer. The ERA Tool is a map-based, searchable application to select native plants for restoration and pollinator habitat enhancement by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Level...

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Variation in sagebrush communities historically seeded with crested wheatgrass in the eastern Great Basin

View article. In this study, a multivariate dataset was analyzed using principal components analysis to identify “defining factors” that best explained variation among sites. Variation was primarily attributed to an inverse relationship...

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Established Perennial vegetation provides high resistance to reinvasion by exotic annual grasses

View article. In this study, exotic annual grass cover and density were greatly reduced in all treatments where perennial seedlings were planted compared with the control (no seedlings planted). Treatments including crested...

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Understanding resistance to invasion and resilience to disturbance: Importance for restoring and managing rangelands

Webinar brief. In this webinar, Jeanne Chambers, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, discusses the importance of resistance to invasion and resilience to disturbance in restoration and management of Great Basin rangelands....

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Fire rehabilitation effectiveness: a chronosequence approach

In this webinar, Dave Pyke, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, discusses results of a study looking at 20 years of post-fire rehabilitation seeding in the Great Basin. See also the article on this topic....