Great Basin Fact Sheets

Download the compiled Great Basin Factsheet Series 2016: Information and tools to conserve and restore Great Basin ecosystems.

For hard copies of the compilation, contact Génie MontBlanc, Great Basin Fire Science Exchange Coordinator, at (775) 784-1107 or emb@cabnr.unr.edu

Encroaching conifers decrease forage for livestock and reduce habitat for sage grouse.Conifer Removal in the Sagebrush Steppe

July 8, 2015

This transition from shrub steppe to woodland has broad, concerning impacts on ecosystem function and services. This fact sheet explains the “why when, where, and how” of conifer expansion in sagebrush ecosystems, and lists potential management strategies.

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Reestablishing Perennial-Dominated Plant Communities in Medusahead-Invaded Sagebrush Rangeland

July 8, 2015

This fact sheet gives tools and strategies for reestablishing perennial-dominated plant communities in medusahead-invaded areas, which helps restore and protect vital sagebrush habitat.

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Limiting Medusahead Invasion and Impacts in the Great Basin

July 8, 2015

Limiting the spread of invasive medusahead is critical, since this non-native plant decreases biodiversity, degrades wildlife habitat, reduces livestock forage, increases the risk of frequent wildfires, and changes how ecosystems function.

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Putting Resilience and Resistance Concepts into Practice

July 7, 2015

This fact sheet is designed to assist land managers in using resilience and resistance concepts to assess risks, prioritize management activities, and select appropriate treatments that conserve and restore the sagebrush sea.

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