Early 2020 Webinar Replay Roundup
Over the first few months of 2020, various organizations have hosted several excellent webinars about various sagebrush-related topics.
While we’ve shared these webinars and the opportunities to watch them on-demand through our social media channels, we wanted to provide a single resource where folks could find links to all of these webinar replay opportunities.
This list includes webinars hosted by the NRCS, the Great Basin Fire Science Exchange, the Conservation Biology Institute, the Intermountain West Joint Venture/Audubon Society, the Society for Ecological Restoration and others. These webinars were presented between April and June, 2020 and are listed in chronological order, beginning in April and continuing through June.
Host: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange
Presenter: Rick Miller, Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University
Brief Description: Rick Miller provides a detailed history of pinyon-juniper woodlands in the Great Basin, including the ecology, ecohydrology and current management status of pinyon-juniper woodlands in the region.
Replay URL: https://youtu.be/lKMCCnPYXCc
Original webinar date: 4/15/20
Presenters: Tim Griffiths, West Working Lands for Wildlife Program Lead, NRCS and Dave Naugle, Working Lands for Wildlife Science Advisor, Professor Large Scale Wildlife Biology, University of Montana
Brief Description: Tim Griffiths and Dave Naugle present the conservation outcomes generated by 10+ years of voluntary conservation through Working Lands for Wildlife efforts on western working lands with a focus on woodland management for the benefit of wildlife and productivity. This represents the inaugural webinar in the NRCS’s Conservation Outcomes Webinar Series.
Original Webinar Date: 4/23/20
Host: Conservation Biology Institute
Presenter: Brady Allred, Range Ecologist and Researcher, University of Montana
Brief Description: Brady Allred explains the Rangeland Analysis Platform, a web-based mapping application developed by Working Lands for Wildlife, the University of Montana, and Google Earth Engine, and shares how this innovative, new application is revolutionizing rangeland monitoring across time and scale.
Original Webinar Date: 4/30/20
Host: Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Presenter: Jeremy Maestas, National Sagebrush Ecosystem Specialist, NRCS
Brief Description: This presentation is from the 2020 Sagebrush Conservation Strategy Workshop organized by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. The presentation provides an excellent overview of conifer expansion into sagebrush rangelands.
Replay URL: https://youtu.be/m1eHscKU6f8
Original Webinar Date: 5/4/20
Host: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange
Presenters: Jeremy Maestas, National Sagebrush Ecosystem Specialist, NRCS and Jason Tack, Wildlife Biologist, USFWS
Brief Description: This webinar highlights recent literature on wildlife response to pinyon-juniper management across the West, and new science and tools for considering sagebrush- and woodland-obligate songbirds, like pinyon jay, in conifer management. Knowledge gained from wildlife studies is put into context of emerging remote sensing analyses that provide a comprehensive picture of continued woodland change.
Replay URL: https://youtu.be/RW8ljbctKs0
Original Webinar Date: 5/27/20
Host: Intermountain West Joint Venture, Audubon Rockies, BLM and SageWest
Presenter: Michele Crist, National Interagency Fire Center
Brief Description: Fire ecology expert Michele Crist discusses the wildfire trends in sagebrush country, identifies the culprits, the impacts, and breaks down the challenges and opportunities in this one-hour presentation.
Replay URL: https://youtu.be/TE7AwnQg88s
Orig date: 6/3/20
Host: Society for Ecological Restoration
Presenter: Joe Wheaton, Associate Professor, Utah State
Brief Description: Fluvial geomorphologist Joe Wheaton introduces the principles of riverscape health and the low-tech, process-based restoration practices that can help repair and restore riverscapes. Wheaton also discusses restoration planning in river and riparian systems.
Original Webinar Date: 6/4/20
The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.