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Fire as a restoration tool: A decision framework for predicting the control or enhancement of plants using fire

View article. This paper provides a decision framework that integrates fire regime components, plant growth form, and survival attributes to predict how plants will respond to fires and how fires can be prescribed...

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Nevada Noxious Weed Field Guide

View field guide. This field guide is designed to help agricultural producers, land managers, homeowners, recreationists, and others to identify the noxious weeds of Nevada. All weeds listed by Nevada state law...

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Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States

View synthesis. This synthesis contains 14 chapters that cover fire and forests, machinery, erosion processes, water yield and quality, soil and riparian impacts, aquatic and landscape effects, and predictive tools and procedures. These...

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Ecological effects of prescribed fire season: a literature review and synthesis for managers

View report. This study compared historical and prescribed fire regimes for different regions in the United States and synthesized literature on season of prescribed burning. In regions and vegetation types where considerable...

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Synthesis of knowledge on the effects of fire and fire surrogates on wildlife in U.S. dry forests

View report. This document represents a synthesis of existing knowledge on wildlife responses to fire and fire-surrogate treatments, presented in a useful, management-relevant format. Based on scoping meetings and dialogue with public lands managers from...

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Guide for quantifying fuels in sagebrush steppe and juniper woodlands of the Great Basin

View guide. This guide is based on vegetation and fuels data collected by Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project (SageSTEP) researchers at study sites in six states throughout the Great Basin for two...

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Noxious Weed Field Guide for Utah

View field guide. This field guide is designed to help identify some of the common noxious and invasive weed species that are currently threatening Utah and have been identified on Utah’s state...

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Pinon and juniper field guide: asking the right questions to select appropriate management actions

View field guide. This field guide provides substantial evidence that pinon-juniper woodlands have experienced major expansion in their distribution since the late 1800s by encroaching into surrounding landscapes once dominated by shrubs and...

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Variable impacts of imazapic rate on downy brome and seeded species in two rangeland communities

View article. This study investigated downy brome and seeded species responses to variable rates of imazapic in two plant communities (salt desert shrub and Wyoming big sagebrush). Overall, imazapic was useful for helping...

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SageSTEP News: Past issues 1-30 from the SageSTEP Project

Visit the SageSTEP website, for links to all past newsletters.

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