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Up in smoke: Fire and invasives on western rangelands

View short video (5:56) Sagebrush rangelands once covered nearly 250 million acres in western North America. Today, this landscape has been reduced to half its original size and is rapidly shrinking. Fire...

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Cheatgrass in sagebrush country: Fueling severe wildfires

View short video (3:43) This video that captures the beauty of sagebrush country and provides information on cheatgrass’s serious threat. Intermountain West Joint Venture provided additional quality video on cheatgrass.

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Basin on the brink

View the video (10:09) The Gunnison sage-grouse has withstood millennia of changes in Western Colorado. But now the species faces extinction as the invasive plant cheatgrass invades its last refuge—the remote Gunnison...

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Reading the tea leaves: A westwide rangeland fuel assessment

View video (15:45) Hosted by Matt Reeves, using Microsoft Teams, click the “Watch on web instead” link to view.

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Cheating cheatgrass

View short video (2:49). ARS scientists at the Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit in Reno, NV, have found success using pre-emergent herbicides as part of an integrated management plan to control cheatgrass,...

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WildfireSAFE

Access WildfireSAFE WildfireSAFE provides simplified access to an advanced suite of fire weather and fire products. The Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) is a USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management-supported system...

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RangeSAT – Satellite-based assessment tools for rangelands

Visit RangeSAT website RangeSAT uses satellite data to generate maps and graphs of vegetation across pastures, ranches, and allotments. Using the record of Landsat data going back to 1984, the interface lets...

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Climate Engine – Cloud computing and visualization of climate and remote sensing data

Launch web application. Climate Engine uses Google’s Earth Engine for on-demand processing of satellite and climate data via a web browser. Features include: On-demand value and anomaly mapping Time series and statistical...

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Rangeland Technology and Equipment Council

Visit the RTEC website. The Rangeland Technology and Equipment Council (RTEC) is an informal organization of land managers, engineers, researchers, academics, and private industry representatives interested in developing new rehabilitation equipment and...

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Wildland Fire Learning Portal

Access courses. These online courses were developed by Wildland Fire Management Research, Development, and Application, Fire Regime Condition Class, LANDFIRE, National Wildfire Coordinating Group, and National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute.

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