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Post-wildfire hazards: Understanding slope failure

View article. Across the western US, severe wildfires fueled by tinder-dry vegetation have already burned more than 3.2 million hectares (8 million acres) — an area the size of Maryland — as...

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Assessment of the need for native seeds and their supply

View report. Across the United States, millions of acres of land have been so disturbed by human activities or severe climate events that significant portions of their native plant communities have been...

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Predicting fine-scale forage distribution for ungulate nutrition

View article. This study showed that all models provided higher predictive accuracy than chance, with an average AUC across the 20 forage species of 0.84 for distal and proximal variables and 0.81...

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Use of science in wildland fire management: Barriers and facilitators

View article. This study developed a conceptual model that describes the possible uses of science in fire management (perception, planning, forecasting, implementation, assessment, communication, and policy), common barriers to science use (lack...

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Post-fire tree mortality predicted for thick-barked but not thin-barked conifers

View article. Approximately 75% of models tested had acceptable, excellent, or outstanding predictive ability. The models that performed poorly were primarily models predicting stem mortality of angiosperms or tree mortality of thin-barked...

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Unburned remnant sagebrush vs. outplants in post-fire rehabilitation

View article. This study’s objective was to determine whether remnant/unburned sagebrush patches contribute to sagebrush recovery in surrounding burned areas surrounding them. Key Findings: While conventional wisdom is that sagebrush seeds remain...

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Joint Fire Science Program 2019 progress report

View report. This progress report highlights some of the many contributions and impacts of the JFSP over the past 2 years including: Continued scientific output from wildland fire research through manuscripts, management...

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Predicting fine-scale forage distribution to inform ungulate nutrition

View article. This study modelled 20 forage species that are suitable for mule deer and Rocky Mountain elk. Climatic, topographic, soil, vegetation, and disturbance variables were attributed to approximately 44.3 million habitat...

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We celebrate 10 years of science collaboration and connection

View our 10-year highlights in this Story Map. For a decade, the Great Basin Fire Science Exchange (GBFSE) has supported fire, fuels, and restoration research and outreach in the region. We accelerate...

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Weed-suppressive bacteria- A factsheet

View factsheet. Weed-Suppressive Bacteria, or WSB, are bacteria strains of the soil bacterium Pseudomonas flourescens (D7, ACK55, and MB906) developed and marketed as a natural way to control exotic grasses, such as...

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