Tag: wildfire

Comprehensive ‘Ecosystem Resilience & Resistance’ Map Available For Entire Sage Grouse Range

November 15, 2016

Newly expanded visual tool on the SGI Web App allows managers to better predict and mitigate negative impacts of fire and cheatgrass across sagebrush range.

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Resilience workshop in Oregon sagebrushThe Science of Sagebrush: Measuring the Resilience of Rangelands

July 11, 2016

by Joshua Dillon | An Oregon field trip with SGI partners examines the ability of sagebrush landscapes to recover from a fire. Read the full story here.

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Secretary Jewell learns from Jeremy Maestas how to lop juniper to improve sage grouse habitat.Secretary Jewell Announces $10 Million for Wildfire Resilience in the West

May 24, 2016

The new funds announced today by Secretary Jewell will complement Sage Grouse Initiative’s ongoing, cooperative work to remove conifers and restore sagebrush habitat in western states.

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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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seeding technique sage grouseSeeding Techniques for Sagebrush Community Restoration After Fire

March 22, 2016

By Jeff Ott, Anne Halford, and Nancy Shaw | This new Great Basin Fact Sheet outlines important considerations and options for post-fire seeding, including the selection of seed mixes and seeding equipment for restoring sagebrush communities following fire.

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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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Assessing Fuel Loads in Sagebrush Steppe and PJ Woodlands

October 22, 2015

By Stephen C. Bunting and Jeff Rose | This fact sheet helps define wildland fuels and review the approaches used to assess fuel loads in the Great Basin.

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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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New Tools For Land Managers | Predicting Vegetation Response to Treatments and Wildfire

August 31, 2015

Maintaining a resilient sagebrush steppe is job number one for sustaining sage grouse populations in the West. New tools are available to help conservationists better assess and manage vegetation to improve ecosystem resilience before and after wildfire.

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