Field Tour / Workshop
Workshop presentations in pdf format are available:Connectivity Analysis Toolkit 1 – Carlos Carroll, Klamath Center for Conservation Research
Connectivity Analysis Toolkit 2 – Carlos Carroll, Klamath Center for Conservation Research
Circuitscape – Brett Dickson, Northern Arizona University
Circuitscape Tutorial – Brett Dickson, Northern Arizona University
HexSim – Nathan Schumaker, Environmental Protection Agency
The Great Basin Fire Science Exchange and the BLM’s Great Basin Restoration Initiative conducted a field workshop at the Orchard Experimental Restoration Site, between Boise and Mountain Home, ID. Discussed was: experimental site background, experimental plantings, cheatgrass die-off, and sagebrush recovery.
A multidisciplinary team of agency and university researchers presented assessments of current connectivity of riparian vegetation and wildlife habitat including sage-grouse and projections of connectivity for multiple species of animals and plants under different scenarios of environmental change.
Workshop presentations in pdf format:
Great Basin Fire Science Delivery Project– Eugénie MontBlanc
Great Basin Research and Management Partnership – Jeanne Chambers
Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative – Mike Pellant
Great Basin Environmental Program website – Bob Alverts
Connectivity for greater sage-grouse – Steve Knick
Projecting Current and Future Connectivity– Erica Fleishman
Connectivity Analysis Toolkit – Carlos Carroll
Data Basin – Tosha Comendant
This workshop was a collaborative effort of the Great Basin Fire Science Exchange and the Great Basin Connectivity Working Group.
The Great Basin Fire Science Exchange and Nevada Partners for Conservation and Development co-hosted this workshop that addressed maintenance of intact sagebrush communities in the face of multiple ecological stressors.
Workshop presentations available in pdf format:
- Needs assessment synthesis and workshop intro – Génie MontBlanc, University of Nevada, Reno
- Vegetation resilience and the importance of the herbaceous understory –Jeanne Chambers, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
- Vegetation monitoring and issues of scale – Pat Shaver, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
- Defining an intact sagebrush community – Brad Schultz, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
- Current status of ungulates in sagebrush systems and managing for healthy populations – Tony Wasley, Nevada Department of Wildlife
- Wildlife/habitat relationships within the intact sagebrush-grass continuum – Kent McAdoo, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
- Managing habitats for sage-grouse: do we need a sagebrush management decision support tool? – Clinton McCarthy, USDA Forest Service
- Collaboration in restoration – Lee Turner, Nevada Partners for Conservation and Development, Nevada Department of Wildlife
- Go big or go home: planning and implementing vegetation management projects at a meaningful scale – Paul Briggs, Bureau of Land Management
- Development and use of forbs in restoration – Scott Jensen, USDA Forest Service
- Synergistic monitoring project results and management implications – John Swanson, University of Nevada, Reno
Workshop presentations in pdf format from the Nevada Section of the Society for Range Management annual winter meeting:
Sage-grouse listing decision – Steve Abele
Sage-grouse habitat limitations due to cheatgrass and PJ – Shawn Espinosa
State and transition models and at risk phases– Erica Freeze
Disturbance Response Groups – Tamzen Stringham
Rehabilitating rangelands dominated by cheatgrass – Charlie Clements
PJ treatments and vegetation response– Bruce Roundy
Elko County sage-grouse restoration projects– Chris Jasmine
Presentations in pdf format from the 2017 winter meetings and workshops focused on the difficulties facing the restoration/rehabilitation of Great Basin rangelands.
Workshop series presented in Orlando, Florida at the SRM Annual Technical Conference were streamed live and recorded for archived use.
2/10/14 – Workshop 1: ESD Uses and Users, provides examples of ESD uses in diverse ecosystems throughout the United States. This workshop is a showcase of the increasing development and use of ESDs for all land types.
2/11/14 – Workshop 2: Unifying Concepts for Riparian Ecological Sites, focuses on advancing ESD concepts for riparian ecosystems, which differ from upland systems in the degree to which hydrology drives ecosystem dynamics. This riparian ESD workshop is part of a larger effort to advance the conceptual framework of ESDs in riparian systems, and will present the current state of RCESD concepts and provide opportunities for input from a broad audience.
At this workshop the four elements and how they each contribute to fire and land management were compared. Presenters and organizers represented a diverse set of fire stakeholders from federal, state, local, and private fire-related organizations.