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INT-GTR-313: Proceedings-ecology and management of annual rangelands; 1992 May 18-21; Boise, ID

Monsen. Stephen B.; Kitchen, Stanley G., comps. 1994. Proceedings-ecology and management of annual rangelands; 1992 May 18-21; Boise, ID. Gen. Tech. Rep INT-GTR-313. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 416 p.

Annual weeds continue to expand throughout the West eliminating many desirable species and plant communities. Wildfires are now common on lands infested with annual weeds, causing a loss of wildlife habitat and other natural resources. Measures can be used to reduce burning and restore native plant communities, but restoration is difficult and costly.

Keywords: cheatgrass, weed control, fire ecology, restoration, species utility, seed germination, seedbed ecology

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Introductory Papers

Symposium introduction: management of semiarid rangelands-impacts of annual weeds on resource values
Delmar Vail
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History and use of semiarid plant communities-changes in vegetation
James A. Young
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Evolution of weedy annuals
Howard C. Stutz
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Cheatgrass demography-establishment attributes, recruitment, ecotypes, and genetic variability
David A. Pyke, Stephen J. Nova
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Ecological impacts of cheatgrass and resultant fire on ecosystems in the Western Great Basin
W. D. Billings
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Fire conditions and pre- and postoccurrence of annual grasses on the Snake River Plain
Erin F. Peters, Stephen C. Bunting
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Potential for replacing naturalized weeds in California's annual grasslands with selected Mediterranean species: plant exploration and management considerations
Walter L. Graves, Melvin D. Rumbaugh, Wesley M. Jarrell
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The competitive influences of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) on site restoration
Stephen B. Monsen
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Fire Ecology and Management

Effects of fire on juniper woodland ecosystems in the Great Basin
Stephen C. Bunting
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Cheatgrass dynamics following wildfire on a sagebrush semidesert site in Central Utah
P. E. Hosten, N. E. West
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History and applications of the Intermountain greenstripping program
Mike Pellant
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Prescribed burning considerations in sagebrush annual grassland communities
G. Allen Rasmussen
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Effects of fire on salt-desert shrub rangelands
Neil E. West
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A technical comparison model: class A foam compared to water as an example
Paul M. Schlobohm
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Nevada live fuel moisture sampling project-implications for fire behavior
Marcus Schmidt
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Management implications of yellow starthistle adaptations in the Pacific Northwest
Gary L. Kiemnec, Michael L. McInnis
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Pristine vegetation of the Jordan Crater Kipukas: 1978-91
Robert R. Kindschy
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Medusahead: natural successor to the cheatgrass type in the Northern Great Basin
M. Hironaka
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Ecological relationships between yellow starthistle and cheatgrass
Larry L. Larson, Roger L. Sheley
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Potential interactions between global change and Intermountain annual grasslands
Herman S. Mayeax, Hyrum B. Johnson, H. Wayne Polley
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Assessment of biological control of exotic broadleaf weeds inIntermountain rangelands
Joseph P. McCaffrey, Linda M. Wilson
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Quantitative variation within and among cheatgrass populations: the role of multiple introductions
Stephen J. Novak
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Distribution of two exotic grasses on Intermountain rangelands: status in 1992
Mike Pellant, Christi Hall
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Effects of simulated fall and early spring grazing on cheatgrass and perennial grass in western Nevada
Robin J. Tausch, Robert S. Novak, Allen D. Bruner, James Smithson
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Patterns of annual grass dominance on Anaho Island: implications for Great Basin vegetation management
Robin J. Tausch, Tony Svejcar, J. Wayne Burkhardt
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Great Basin annual vegetation patterns assessed by remote sensing
Paul T. Tueller
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VA mycorrhizal status of burned and unburned sagebrush habitat
Jan E. Gurr, Marcia Wicklow-Howard
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Growth, reproduction, and life history features of fourwing saltbush grown in a common garden
B. K. Pendleton, D. C. Freeman, E. D. McArthur, R. L. Pendleton
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Potential role of soil microoganisms in medusahead invasion
James D. Trent, James A. Young, Robert R. Blank
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Controlling erosion on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca District, Nevada
Michael J. Zielinski
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Washington State shrub-steppe ecosystem studies with emphasis on the relationship between nongame birds and shrub and grass cover densities
Frederick C. Dobler
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Grasshopper community responses to shrub loss, annual grasslands, and crested wheatgrass seedlings: management implications
Dennis J. Fielding, Merlyn A. Brusven
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Resource impacts of cheatgrass and wildfires on public lands and livestock grazing
Thomas C. Roberts, Jr.
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Displacement of rare plants by exotic grasses
Roger Rosentreter
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Restoration: Weed Control

Potential role of cryptobiotic soil crusts in semiarid rangelands
Jayne Belnap
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Biological control of annual grass weeds
Ann C. Kennedy
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Mechanical control of undesirable annuals on the Boise Front, Idaho
Samuel N. Mattise, Gerald Scholten
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A review of the chemical control of downy brome
Alex G. Ogg, Jr.
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Ecological significance of seed banks with special reference to alien annuals
David A. Pyke
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Use of livestock to control cheatgrass-a review
John F. Vallentine, Allan R. Stevens
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Mycorrhizal ecology of shrub-steppe habitat
Marcia C. Wicklow-Howard
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New weedy grasses associated with downy brome
F. E. Northam, R. H. Callihan
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Restoration: Seed Germination and Establishment

Regulation of germination timing in facultatively fall-emerging grasses
Phil S. Allen, Susan B. Debaene-Gill, Susan E. Meyer
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Water-soluble chemistry following simulated burning of soil-litter of big sagebrush, squirreltail, cheatgrass, and medusahead
Robert R. Blank, Fay L. Allen, James A. Young
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Establishment characteristics of cheatgrass under various wet-dry watering sequences
Gary W. Frasier
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Germination enhancement of perennial grasses native to the Intermountain Region
Stuart P. Hardegree
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Seed use by desert granivores
William S. Longland
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Temperature profiles for germination of cheatgrass versus native perennial bunchgrasses
Ellen Martens, Debra Palmquist, James A. Young
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Germination and establishment ecology of big sagebrush: implications for community restoration
Susan E. Meyer
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Spiny hopsage seed germination and seedling establishment
Nancy L. Shaw, Marshall R. Haferkamp
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Rangeland species germination through 25 and up to 40 years of warehouse storage
Richard Stevens, Kent R. Jorgenson
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Enhanced performance of grass seed by matriconditioning
J. D. Maguire, E. S. Maring, W. J. Johnston, C. D. Burrows
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Reproductive biology of bitterbrush: interaccessional hybridization of plants grown in a common garden
R. L. Pendleton, E. D. McArthur
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The (certified) seeds of revegetation
Stanford A. Young
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Restoration: Seedbed Preparation and Seeding

Effects of polyacrylamide on establishment and growth of crested wheatgrass seedlings and sagebrush tubelings
Saud L. Al-Rowaily, Neil E. West
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Factors influencing postfire sagebrush regeneration in south-central Idaho
Mike Boltz
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An international approach for selecting seeding sites: a case study
Jerry R. Cox, Fernando A. Ibarra-F, Martha H. Martin-R
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Relating seedbed environmental conditions to seedling establishment
Bruce A. Roundy
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Interseeding and transplanting to enhance species composition
Richard Stevens
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Drill seeding in Western Canada
John Waddington, F. Ben Dyck, Garry G. Bowes, Duane H. McCartney
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Direct seeding of alfalfa into northern pasture and rangeland
John Waddington, Michael P. Schellenberg, Jane R. King
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Disk-chain-diker considerations for seedbed preparation
Harold T. Wiedemann
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Decision support systems for restoration management of annual rangelands
J. Ross Wight
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Drills for rangeland sod seeding
F. B. Dyck, G. G. Bowes, J. Waddington
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Effect of seeding date and furrow opener on forage crop establishment at Swift Current, Saskatchewan
N. W. Holt, F. B. Dyck, S. Tessier
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Disk-chain-diker operation
H. T. Wiedemann
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Restoration: Species Utility

Fructan metabolism and cool-temperature growth in cheatgrass
N. Jerry Chatterton
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Selection for enhanced seedling establishment in cool-season range grasses
Douglas A. Johnson, Kay H. Assay
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Perennial forb life-history strategies on semiarid rangelands: implications for revegetation
Stanley G. Kitchen
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Ecology, distribution, and values of sagebrush within the Intermountain Region
E. Durant McArthur
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Role of nitrogen availability in the transition from annual-dominated to perennial-dominated seral communities
Terry McLendon, Edward F. Redente
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Selection of plants for fire suppression on semiarid sites
Stephen B. Monsen
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Woody chenopods useful for rangeland reclamation in Western North America
Stewart C. Sanderson, Howard C. Stutz
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'Appar' Lewis flax: beauty and wildlife food in one plant
J. Chris Hoag, Gary L. Young
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'Delar' small burnet: an outstanding range forb
J. Chris Hoag, Gary L. Young
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Cyperaceae and juncaceae-selected low-elevation species
Emerenciana G. Hurd, Nancy L. Shaw, Lynda C. Smithman
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'Goldar' bluebunch wheatgrass: release of a new range plant
Gary L. Young, J. Chris Hoag
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Forage yield and quality trends of annual grasses in the Great Basin
H. F. Mayland, R. B. Murray, G. E. Shewmaker
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Annual rangeland management principles and practices: the California experience
Melvin R. George
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Japanese brome in the Northern Great Plains
M. R. Haferkamp, J. A. Young, E. E. Grings, M. G. Karl, R. K. Heitschmidt, M. D. MacNeil
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Lessons from 5 years of vegetation monitoring on the Nevada test site
Richard Hunter
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Economic factors for consideration in converting annual grasslands to improved rangelands
Neil R. Rimby
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Can annual rangelands be converted and maintained as perennial grasslands through grazing management?
Kenneth D. Sanders
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Cheatgrass, livestock, and rangeland
F. H. Tipton
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Title: INT-GTR-313: Proceedings-ecology and management of annual rangelands; 1992 May 18-21; Boise, ID
Publish Date: May 18, 2012
Last Update:
December 13, 2012

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