Restoration handbook for sagebrush steppe ecosystems with emphasis on greater sage-grouse habitat – Part 1. Concepts for understanding and applying restoration

Pyke, D.A., J.C. Chambers, M. Pellant, S.T. Knick, R.F. Miller, J.L. Beck, P.S. Doescher, E.W. Schupp, B.A. Roundy, M. Brunson and J.D. McIver

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This restoration handbook is the first in a three-part series on restoration of sagebrush ecosystems. In Part 1, we discuss concepts surrounding landscape and restoration ecology of sagebrush ecosystems and greater sage-grouse that habitat managers and restoration practitioners need to know to make informed decisions regarding where and how to restore specific areas. We will describe the plant dynamics of sagebrush steppe ecosystems and their responses to major disturbances, fire, and defoliation.

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Technical Document

United States Geological Survey - United States Department of the Interior