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Big sagebrush response to one-way and two-way chaining in Southeastern Utah

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
A decadent, mixed stand of Wyoming big sagebrush, Artemisia tridentata wyomingensis, and mountain big sagebrush, Artemisia tridentata vaseyana, located north of Cisco, Utah, was subjected to one-way and two-way chaining treatments in November 1987. The effect of the treatments on plant community characteristics and shrub vigor was documented over a 3-year period.

Seeding considerations in restoring big sagebrush habitat

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
This paper describes methods of managing or seeding to restore big sagebrush communities for wildlife habitat. The focus is on three big sagebrush subspecies, Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis), basin big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata), and mountain big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana).

Climate regulates mountain big sagebrush recovery after fire

Science Spotlights Posted on: September 09, 2015
Big sagebrush plants are easily killed by fire, thus post-fire recovery must be from seeds that either survive fire or are spread from unburned areas, and recovery rate is dependent upon how fast new sagebrush plants are able to establish after fire. Knowledge of fire characteristics compatible with sagebrush-dominated communities of the Intermountain West is critical for maintaining habitat critical for sagebrush-dependent wildlife, such as greater sage-grouse.

Fine-scale variation of historical fire regimes in sagebrush-steppe and juniper woodland: An example from California, USA

Publications Posted on: September 02, 2008
Coarse-scale estimates of fire intervals across the mountain big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata spp. vaseyana (Rydb.) Beetle) alliance range from decades to centuries. However, soil depth and texture can affect the abundance and continuity of fine fuels and vary at fine spatial scales, suggesting fire regimes may vary at similar scales.

Prescribed fire opportunities in grasslands invaded by Douglas-fir: state-of-the-art guidelines

Publications Posted on: April 05, 2008
Provides information on use of prescribed fire to enhance productivity of bunchgrass ranges that have been invaded by Douglas-fir. Six vegetative "situations" representative of treatment opportunities most commonly encountered in Montana are discussed. Included are fire prescription considerations and identification of the resource objective, fire objective, kind of fire needed, and fuels.

History of fire and Douglas-fir establishment in a savanna and sagebrush-grassland mosaic, southwestern Montana, USA

Publications Posted on: July 24, 2007
Over the past century, trees have encroached into grass- and shrublands across western North America. These include Douglas-fir trees (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco var. glauca (Beissn.) Franco) encroaching into mountain big sagebrush Nutt. ssp. vaseyana (Rydb.) Beetle) from stable islands of savanna in southwestern Montana.