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Climate variability affects the germination strategies exhibited by arid land plants

View article. Here, we ask how mean climate and climate variation at individual sites and across a species’ range affect the specialist-generalist spectrum of germination strategies exhibited by 10 arid land forbs....

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...

Restoring dryland old fields with native shrubs and grasses: Does facilitation and seed source matter?

View article. This study tested the effects of different levels of functional diversity (planting grasses and shrubs together, vs. planting shrubs alone), seed source (cultivars, local or distant wild-collections), and irrigation regime...

Preestablished plant influences on antelope bitterbrush seedling recruitment and growth

View study. This study evaluated the influence of preestablished plant species distance, direction, and identity on antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata Pursh) seedling establishment and biomass production. Antelope bitterbrush seeds were planted 10-...

Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems Course

View course flyer. The 2019 Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems Course will be in Boise, Idaho. This course Understand what restoration is and the concepts and practices that support it. Be able to...

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Sage-Grouse Conservation – A Collection of Resources

Restoration handbook for sagebrush steppe ecosystems with emphasis on greater sage-grouse habitat – Part 1. Concepts for understanding and applying restoration Restoration handbook for sagebrush steppe ecosystems with emphasis on greater sage-grouse...

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Resilience and Resistance – A Collection of Resources

Tapping soil survey information for rapid assessment of sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance A field guide for rapid assessment of post-wildfire recovery potential in sagebrush and pinon-juniper ecosystems in the Great Basin:...

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SageSuccess Project Findings

View webinar flyer. Register for Part I Register for Part II The SageSuccess Project, a joint USGS, BLM, and USFWS effort, examines the factors contributing to big sagebrush establishment across the range...

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National Seed Strategy: Making progress

View progress report. This document highlights work being done to address each goal of the Seed Strategy, followed by ecoregional projects that illustrate the extent of collaborations that are underway to lay...

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Contrasting climate niches among co-occurring subdominant forbs of the sagebrush steppe

View article. This study identified contrasting climate niches for ten Great Basin understorey forbs, including differences in both mean values and climate variability. These estimates can guide species selection for restoration by...