USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station


Joint Fire Science Project

Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

(208) 373-4340
(208) 373-4391 (FAX)

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Maintaining Resilient Dryland Ecosystems Program




Technology Transfer


Boise Team


Revegetation Equipment Catalog
H. Wiedemann, N. L. Shaw, M. Pellant, and S. B. Monsen

The Rangeland Technology and Equipment Council (RTEC), in cooperation with the Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project and BLM Great Basin Restoration Initiative have compiled a web-based publication that provides descriptions, applications, photographs, and vendor contact information for equipment designed for rangeland vegetation manipulation, wildlife habitat improvement, and disturbed land rehabilitation.

          Send suggestions and correspondence to:

Robert Cox, Revegetation Equipment Catalog
Department of Natural Resources Management

Goodard Building, Texas Tech University, Box 42125

Lubbock, TX 79409
(806) 742-1983 (



Restoring Western Ranges and Wildlands
S. B. Monsen, R. Stevens, and N. L. Shaw, compilers


Restoring Western Ranges and Wildlands publicationThis 3 volume publication provides background on the philosophy, processes, plant materials selection, site preparation, and seed and seeding equipment for revegetation of disturbed rangelands, emphasizing the use of native species.  The 29 chapters include guidelines for planning, conducting, and managing treatments, and contain a compilation of rangeland revegetation research conducted over the last several decades to aid practitioners in reestablishing healthy communities and curbing the spread of invasive species.




Sage-grouse Habitat Restoration Symposium - ProceedingsSage-grouse Habitat Restoration Symposium - Proceedings
N. L. Shaw, S. B. Monsen, and M. Pellant, compilers



Dregradation, loss and fragmentation of sagebrush ecosystems have resulted in declines in habitat of greater sage-grouse and Gunnison sage-grouse across their ranges.  This proceedings summarizes sagebrush ecology and taxomony, seasonal sage-grouse habitat requirements, and plant materials, equipment, and strategies for restoring and managing sagebrush communities.



Seed and Soil Dynamics in Shrubland Ecosystems - Proceedings

A. L. Hild, N. L. Shaw, S. E. Meyer, J.T.   Booth, and E. D. McArthur, compilers
Seed and Soil Dynamics publication               
The 38 manuscripts in this proceedings unite papers on germination of native seed with vegetation ecology, soil physio-chemical properties, and soil biology to create a volume describing the interactions of seeds and soils in arid and semiarid shrubland ecosystems.








Wildland Shrubs of the United States and its Territories: Thamnic Descriptions (Volume 1) Wildland Shrubs of the United States: Thamnic descriptions publication
J. K. Francis, editor



A discussion of the general characteristics of shrubs as a life form and their distribution within the United States is followed by 311 short monographs containing general descriptions, geographic distribution, ecology, reproductive habits, growth and management, and benefits to humans, animals, and the environment. Boise RMRS scientists contributed 10 of the species descriptions.






Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region
H. Parkinson, compiler

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region
This guide describes the characteristics and cultural requirements of 101 wildflower, grass, shrub, and tree species suitable for landscaping in the Intermountain Region based on their relative ease of growth, availability, and ornamental value. The information is designed for the homeowner, landscape contractor, business owner, schools and others that seek to incorporate native plants into their landscapes for their numerous values including drought tolerance, wildlife value, historical and cultural significance, and inherent beauty.





Field Guides to Intermountain Sedges
(E. G. Hurd, N. L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L. Smithman, S. Goodrich)

Field Guide to Intermountain Rushes
(E. G. Hurd, S. Goodrich, N. L. Shaw)

Field Guide to Intermountain Cyperaceae (excluding Carex)

Project completion scheduled for 2009.

Field guide to Intermountain SedgesField Guide to Intermountain RushesField guide to Intermountain Cyperaceae (excluding Carex)


Woody Plant Seed Manual
F. T. Bonner and Robert P. Karrfalt, technical coordinators

This manual on seed of shrubs and trees now includes nearly 1,300 taxa in 230 genera and is available in print, as a CD-ROM, and online. Boise RMRS scientists contributed descriptions of 20 species in 9 genera to this manual.


Rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea L.) in the northern Great Basin - Research Summary


Rush skeletonweed, an exotic herbaceous member of the sunflower family, has spread rapidly from its first known occurrence near Spokane, WA and now occurs on 2.5 million acres in the western U.S. Recent research has focused on development of more effective biocontrols, its response to fire in the sagebrush ecosystem and its potential for spread in the Great Basin.



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