Workshop Series: How to Quickly Evaluate the Resilience and Resistance to Invasive Annuals Following Wildfire or Vegetation Treatments in Sagebrush and Pinyon-Juniper Ecosystems
When: May through June 2016 (5 different day-long options)
Where: Idaho, Utah, California, Oregon
Hosts: Great Basin Fire Science Exchange and Sage Grouse Initiative
Presenters: Rick Miller, Professor Emeritus of Range and Fire Ecology and Jeremy Maestas, Sagebrush Ecosystem Specialist, USDA-NRCS, along with local hosts.
Description: Each workshop will discuss tools to rapidly assess resilience to disturbance (ability of a treatment area to recover), resistance to invasive annuals, predict successional pathways, and determine the need and suitability for seeding on potential vegetation treatment areas and areas burned by wildfire. Discussions will be based on these two field guides:
- “Selecting the most appropriate treatment in sagebrush and piñon-juniper ecosystems in the Great Basin.”
- “Rapid assessment of post-wildfire recovery in sagebrush and piñon-juniper ecosystems in the Great Basin.”
Register: Workshops are FREE, but registration is required. Click the link below to register for the workshop of your choice:
Pocatello, ID: May 17, with local host Karen Krause, BLM
Park Valley, UT: May 19, with local host Chet Fitzgerald, Jed Reeder, NRCS
Mountain Home, ID: May 24, with local hosts Trisha Cracroft and Brendan Brazee, NRCS
Alturas, CA: June 1, with local host Bryon Hadwick, NRCS
Baker City, OR: June 3, with local hosts Lars Santana and Aaron Roth, NRCS
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.