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Shrub management handbook for Utah rangelands

View handbook. This handbook is a guide to developing realistic project plans and implementing appropriate management strategies by enhancing your understanding of basic shrub biology, ecological concepts,and management principles.

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The Cheatgrass Challenge: Resources, Efforts, and Partnerships

Cheatgrass Challenge webpage. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho and Wyoming have teamed up with each other along with partners in their respective states...

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Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) field sampling and fuelbed development guide

View guide. The Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) was designed to store and archive wildland fuel characteristics within fuelbeds, defined as the inherent physical characteristics of fuels that contribute to fire behavior...

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Fuels guide for sagebrush and pinyon-juniper treatments: 10 years post-treatment

Access field guide. Using data collected as part of the Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project (SageSTEP), this guide summarizes fuel loads, vegetation cover by functional group, and shrub and tree stem density...

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Wildfire smoke: A guide for public health officials

Access the guide. This document, originally developed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), is designed to help local public health officials prepare for...

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Wildland Urban Interface wildfire mitigation desk reference guide PMS 051

Access the guide. The Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide provides basic background information on relevant programs and terminology for those, whether community members or agency personnel, seeking to enhance...

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RGB Kew ENSCONET Seed collecting manual

View guide. The primary goal of seed collecting by European Native Seed Conservation Network (ENSCONET) is the long-term conservation in seed banks of representative samples of the genetic diversity of seed-bearing plant...

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BLM Protocol: Seed collection, study, and conservation

View guide. This protocol outlines the procedures for making seed collections for Seeds of Success, part of the national Native Plant Materials Development Program. The purpose of the Seeds of Success program...

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Guidelines for aspen restoration in UT with applicability to the Intermountain West

View guide. As highly productive and biologically diverse communities, healthy quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides; hereafter aspen) forests provide a wide range of ecosystem services across western North America. Western aspen decline during...

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Low-tech process-based restoration of riverscapes

View manual. The purpose of this design manual is to provide restoration practitioners with guidelines for implementing a subset of low-tech tools—namely beaver dam analogues (BDAs) and post-assisted log structures (PALS)—for initiating...

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