Federal Partners

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.


Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.


Great Basin Consortium

The Great Basin Consortium’s mission is to increase communication and coordination among the partner organizations in order to enhance the effectiveness of their research, management, outreach and funding activities.


Joint Fire Science Program is your one-stop source to access fire science information, resources and funding announcements for scientists, fire practitioners and decision makers.


National Park Service

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.

Other Partners


Association for Fire Ecology

The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management. Members include scientists, educators, students, managers, practitioners, policymakers, and interested citizens.

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Desert Fire, Mammal, and Plant Studies

Desert FMP’s goal is to better understand how deserts recover from fires. This will help to predict post-fire recovery potential of the biological community and identify management approaches that are most likely to aid in recovery.

Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition

The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition is dedicated to restoring the dynamic, diverse, resilient landscapes of the arid and semi-arid West for present and future generations through education, research, advocacy, partnerships, and the implementation of on-the-ground projects.


Ecologically-Based Invasive Plant Management

Ecologically-based invasive plant management combines state and transition models and successional management as a framework to make the best management decisions for a given landscape based on ecological principles.


Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

The mission of the Great Basin CESU is to create a partnership for research, technical assistance and education that enhances understanding and management of natural and cultural resources within the Great Basin.


Great Basin Environmental Program

The Great Basin Environmental Program is a bold and innovative land-based environmental management initiative similar in concept to 25 other estuarial environmental programs that have been operating in the United States since the approval of the Clean Water Act.


Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) brings together researchers, tribes, universities, federal, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations to address and protect the natural and cultural resources essential to sustaining our health and quality of life.

Great Basin Native Plant Project

A multi-state, collaborative research project whose objectives are to improve the availability of native plant materials and to provide the knowledge and technology required for their use in restoring diverse native plant communities across the Great Basin.


Living With Fire

The Living With Fire program developed a set of consistent wildfire threat reduction recommendations for Nevadans that have been shared with thousands of homeowners living in fire prone areas throughout the country. Living With Fire is a collaborative effort involving many organizations and is managed by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.



SageSTEP is a long-term multidisciplinary experiment evaluating methods of sagebrush steppe restoration in the Great Basin. SageSTEP scientists are studying the effects of land management options to provide resource managers with improved information to make restoration management decisions with reduced risk and uncertainty.

Society for Ecological Restoration

The Society for Ecological Restoration is dedicated to reversing this degradation and restoring the earth’s ecological balance for the benefit of humans and nature. The Great Basin Chapter works to promote the science of ecological restoration and information exchange among practitioners, researchers and the general public in the Great Basin.

Society for Range Management

The Society for Range Management is the professional society dedicated to supporting persons who work with rangelands and have a commitment to their sustainable use.


Western Aspen Alliance

The Western Aspen Alliance is a joint venture between Utah State University’s College of Natural Resources, USDI Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station and National Forest Systems, whose purpose is to facilitate and coordinate research issues related to quaking aspen communities of the west.