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Science Framework for Conservation and Restoration of the Sagebrush Biome, Part 2

View the Science Framework, Part 2.  View the news release.  View the ScienceFrameworkInfographic. The Science Framework for Conservation and Restoration of the Sagebrush Biome, Part 2, is the first-ever comprehensive scientific framework...

New Reforestation Practices for Post-Wildfire Landscapes: Building Early Resilience

Register. The increasing frequency and severity of fire and drought events have negatively impacted the capacity and success of reforestation efforts in many dry, western forests. Challenges to reforestation include the size,...

SageSuccess Project Findings

Recording of Part I (2/20) Recording of Part II (2/21) The SageSuccess Project, a joint USGS, BLM, and USFWS effort, examines the factors contributing to big sagebrush establishment across the range of...

8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

Visit the SER conference website SER2019 in Cape Town, South Africa: WHERE SCIENCE, PRACTICE & POLICY MEET connects researchers, practitioners, policymakers, industry professionals, and students with backgrounds in natural and social sciences,...

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...

State-and-transition simulation modeling of landscape dynamics using ST-Sim 2019

This two-day course provides a foundation for developing and running state-and-transition simulation models of landscape change using the free ST-Sim software. The course covers state-and-transition simulation modeling concepts, how to use ST-Sim...

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...

Resilience and Resistance – A Collection of Resources

Tapping soil survey information for rapid assessment of sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance Science framework for conservation and restoration of the sagebrush biome: Linking the DOI Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy to...

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Resilience and resistance in sagebrush ecosystems are associated with seasonal temperature and water availability

View article. In this study, we used longer-term data to evaluate the relationships among soil climate conditions, perennial herbaceous cover, and cheatgrass cover following fuel management treatments across the environmental gradients that...

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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...