Tag: invasive grass

Meet Leah Mori: Helping Ranchers Weather Wildfire Storms in Nevada’s Sagebrush Sea

August 20, 2018

This story features Leah Mori, a soil conservation technician in Winnemucca, Nevada, who is combating the twin threats of wildfire and weeds.

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fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt WA - AP Photo/Don Ryan, FileNEW REPORT: Recommendations For Reducing The Spread Of Weeds & Wildfire

June 13, 2018

New report pinpoints gaps in combatting invasive grasses and wildfires across vast sagebrush rangelands in the western U.S. 

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Flames racing across sagebrushNew NRCS Resource Aims to Reduce Wildfire Impacts in Sage Grouse Country

March 31, 2016

A new resource released by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will help private and public land managers work collaboratively to get ahead of the curve and reduce risks from megafires using fuel breaks. Large-scale wildfires are one of the greatest threats to sage grouse and sagebrush ecosystems in the West.

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Post-Fire Grazing Management in the Great Basin

July 16, 2015

Successful post-fire recovery hinges on the growth of perennial understory plants, especially perennial grasses that provide livestock forage and wildlife habitat. This fact sheet provides guidelines for maintaining productive sagebrush-steppe communities in grazed areas after fire.

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Fuel Breaks That Work

This fact sheet provides a framework for using established fuel breaks for protecting sagebrush ecosystems that are prone to fire due to the invasion of nonnative annual grasses.

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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

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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