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Identification of bees in southwest Idaho: A guide for beginners

View guide. This document was prepared to help scientists and the public, both of whom may not be familiar with bee taxonomy, learn how to practically identify bees in sagebrush steppe and...

Western roots: Diving into a sagebrush sea of diversity

Access brief. What may appear at first glance as a sea of sagebrush is in reality a complex and diverse ecosystem with a wide variety of plants and animals. The sagebrush steppe...

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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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...

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Jumpstarting recovery of Wyoming big sagebrush and other native plants out on the range

View research brief. Key findings of this research were: Burned low-elevation sagebrush sites can be seeded with mixes of native grasses, forbs and shrubs using rangeland drills adapted for seeding large and...

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Conservation Efforts Database

Access database. The spatially explicit, web-based Conservation Efforts Database is capable of (1) allowing multiple-users to enter data from different locations, (2) uploading and storing documents, (3) linking conservation actions to one...

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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...