Tag: habitat restoration

interactive map of westBreaking News: SGI Unveils Interactive Web Application To Bolster Wildlife Conservation Work

February 23, 2016

Today, the Sage Grouse Initiative is unveiling a new tool to catalyze and improve habitat conservation efforts across the western United States. The free SGI Interactive Web Application presents cutting-edge geospatial data covering 100 million acres.

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Sage grouse depend on a delicate balance of sagebrush habitats.Grazing and Sagebrush Treatments: A 25-year Case Study in Utah

January 9, 2016

The newest Science to Solutions report is based on findings from a 25-year case study on a ranch in Utah. The study shows that sustainable grazing practices and sagebrush treatments enhanced herbaceous understory for sage grouse in years with average winters, but that bird populations declined following severe winters.

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mowing treatment in sagebrush to reduce fire fuel loadsWoody Fuels Reduction in Wyoming Big Sagebrush Communities

November 20, 2015

By Eugene W. Schupp, Chad S. Boyd, and Shane Green | This new Great Basin Fact Sheet discusses how reducing woody plant cover can increase the production of perennial grasses and forbs, improve habitat for wildlife, and reduce the intensity and severity of wildfires.

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Assessing Impacts of Fire on Runoff and Erosion

November 18, 2015

Frederick B. Pierson, C. Jason Williams and Peter R. Robichaud | This fact sheet provides an overview of the hydrologic impacts of fire, as well as the effectiveness of different types of treatments that reduce runoff and erosion post-fire.

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Seeding Big Sagebrush Successfully on Intermountain Rangelands

November 14, 2015

By Susan E. Meyer and Thomas W. Warren | This fact sheet provides land managers with state-of-the-art information on establishing big sagebrush through direct seeding, particularly in areas burned by large-scale wildfire.

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Wind Erosion Following Wildfire in Great Basin Ecosystems

October 19, 2015

By Matthew J. Germino | Wind erosion is a problem in the Great Basin, particularly following large wildfires. This factsheet helps resource managers with a “how to” for assessing the risk of erosion, and responding to it proactively.

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Management of Aspen in a Changing Environment

October 14, 2015

By: Douglas J. Shinneman, Anne S. Halford, Cheri Howell, Kevin D. Krasnow, and Eva K. Strand | This fact sheet provides information to help identify different aspen types, assess the condition of stands, and prioritize restoration.

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Establishing Big Sagebrush and Other Shrubs from Planting Stock

July 16, 2015

Bareroot or container seedlings can be used to quickly re-establish big sagebrush and other native shrubs post-fire or other disturbances in situations where direct seeding is not feasible or unlikely to succeed.

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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

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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