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Removal of perennial herbaceous species affects response of cold desert scrublands to fire

Publications Posted on: July 19, 2017
Our results show that loss of perennial herbaceous species, which can result from inappropriate livestock grazing, and loss of shrubs, which often results from fire, interact to affect key functional groups. The implications are that ecosystem resilience to disturbance in Cold Desert shrublands decreases when competition from perennial native grasses and forbs for available resources no longer prevents dominance by A.

Vegetation response to prescribed fire in the Shoshone mountains of Nevada

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This data product contains measurements of understory vegetation following spring prescribed fire in the Shoshone Mountain Range of central Nevada on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nye and Lander Counties.

Vegetation structure and composition in the Shoshone Mountains and Toiyabe, Toquima, and Monitor ranges, Nevada (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
These data document vegetation structure (trees, shrubs, and ground cover), composition of trees and shrubs (in most cases, ground cover is differentiated by functional group but not by species), and presence or absence of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in canyons throughout four mountain ranges in the central Great Basin (Lander, Nye, and Eureka counties, Nevada): the Shoshone Mountains, Toiyabe Range, Toquima Range, and Monitor Range.

Survey for Armillaria by plant associations in northern Arizona

Publications Posted on: August 12, 2015
Fungi in the genus Armillaria are associated with an important disease of deciduous and coniferous trees and shrubs in western North America. This study examined the distribution of Armillaria by forest habitat types on the Kaibab National Forest and northern Coconino National Forest, Arizona. Over 400 trees were examined for Armillaria in 76 Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis permanent plots representing 17 different habitat types.

Association of trees, shrubs, and other vegetation in northern Idaho forests

Publications Posted on: August 06, 2015
It is the purpose of this paper to set forth the association of the most common herbs, shrubs, and trees in the forests of northern Idaho, in the hope that the information may afford a better insight into the quality and general characteristics of the habitats. The herbs and shrubs listed were collected at the Priest River Forest Experiment Station of the U. S. Forest Service. The writer is much indebted to Drs. C. H. Shattuck and E. L.

Lubrecht State Experimental Forest Prescribed Fire Effects Study 1973-2006

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This data publication contains pre and post fires stand and fuels data collected over a 33 year period. Rod Norum as part of his PhD dissertation work, began this study in 1973. He laid out 32 small (25 by 25 meter) plots in a Douglas fir/western larch stand on the University of Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Twenty of the plots were burned in separate prescribed fires in 1973.

Vegetation structure and composition in the Shoshone Mountains and Toiyabe, Toquima, and Monitor ranges, Nevada

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
These data document vegetation structure and composition of trees and shrubs in canyons throughout four mountain ranges in the central Great Basin (Lander, Nye, and Eureka counties, Nevada): the Shoshone Mountains, Toiyabe Range, Toquima Range, and Monitor Range.

Gardening guide for high-desert urban landscapes of Great Basin regions in Nevada and Utah

Publications Posted on: October 03, 2014
Some Great Basin urban areas in Utah and Nevada exhibit climatic conditions that make it difficult for all but the toughest landscape plants to thrive without providing supplemental water. These areas are found at elevations from 4,000 feet to 6,000 feet in USDA cold-hardiness zones 6 and 7. Soils are often poor and gravelly, containing less than 1 percent organic matter.

Designing landscapes for northern Nevada's arid climate

Publications Posted on: June 25, 2013
Landscape design is both art and organization. Anyone can plant trees or shrubs in a row, but that isn't a designed landscape. Landscape design is placing plants and structures in ways that organize and enrich an outdoor space to have agreeable and useful relationships with the natural environment. A good design makes the best use of the space available and the most of the site's natural features and advantages.

A field guide to plants of the Boise Foothills

Publications Posted on: June 21, 2013
The foothills north of Boise, Garden City, and Eagle make a beautiful backdrop for the urban areas below. This ecosystem provides city residents unparalleled recreational opportunities, serves as important wildlife habitat, provides clean water to residents, and supports the local economy. The foothills are also home to a wide variety of plants that have important ecological and economic roles.

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