Tag: habitat restoration

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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Limiting Medusahead Invasion and Impacts in the Great Basin

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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Stakeholders gather for the SGI pinyon-juniper conference in Nevada in Feb 2014.Wyoming Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Workshop

March 4, 2015

Register soon for the second annual Wyoming Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration Workshop in Casper, held Mar 24-26 at the University of Wyoming.

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Conifer Removal Restores Sage Grouse Habitat

April 23, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of acres of intact sagebrush lands–and the grouse that depend upon them–are threatened by invading conifers. SGI helps remove the threat to prevent further loss.

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