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Restoration [Chapter R.]

Publications Posted on: March 29, 2021
Restoration of habitats that have been altered by anthropogenic and natural disturbance and the introduction of invasive plant species is a significant concern in sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystems. Restoration, broadly defined here to include rehabilitation and reclamation, is most feasible when objectives are clear, residual ecosystem components are present, and environmental conditions are favorable.

Plant functional groups and species contribute to ecological resilience a decade after woodland expansion treatments

Publications Posted on: March 29, 2021
Woody plant expansions are altering ecosystem structure and function, as well as fire regimes, around the globe. Tree-reduction treatments are widely implemented in expanding woodlands to reduce fuel loads, increase ecological resilience, and improve habitat, but few studies have measured treatment outcomes over long timescales or large geographic areas.

Understanding the effect of fire on vegetation composition and gross primary production in a semi-arid shrubland ecosystem using the Ecosystem Demography (EDv2.2) model

Publications Posted on: March 27, 2021
Wildfires in sagebrush (Artemisia spp.)-dominated semi-arid ecosystems in the western United States have increased dramatically in frequency and severity in the last few decades. Severe wildfires often lead to the loss of native sagebrush communities and change the biogeochemical conditions which make it difficult for sagebrush to regenerate.

It Is Crowded in Here: How Open Forests Have Disappeared and Why We Should Bring Them Back

Documents and Media Posted on: March 19, 2021
Restoration of open forests for the long term includes management of the herbaceous layer, continuity of the overstory, and managing tree regeneration, which can be accomplished with fire, thinning, and herbicides. When open forest restoration is possible, it may help to restore rare ecosystem conditions and declining species.  Document Type: Other Documents

Pollinator Friendly Plants for Restoration Slides

Documents and Media Posted on: March 10, 2021
Presentaion created by Justin Runyon for the Science You Can Use Winter Webinar Series 2021, Pollinator Friendly Plants for Restortaion.  Document Type: Other Documents

Preparing for the need for a supply of native seed

Publications Posted on: March 09, 2021
In mid-September 2020, millions of hectares in the western U.S. were on fire and the year’s second wave of seasonal hurricanes and tropical storms were queueing up to batter the states along the Gulf of Mexico.

Woody biochar potential for abandoned mine land restoration in the U.S.: A review

Publications Posted on: March 03, 2021
There are thousands of abandoned mine land (AML) sites in the U.S. that need to be restored to reduce wind and water erosion, provide wildlife forage, shade streams, and improve productivity. Biochar created from woody biomass that would normally be burned in slash piles can be applied to soil to improve soil properties and is one method to restore AML soil productive capacity.

Response of a remnant marmot population to habitat enhancement yields insights into marmot ecology

Publications Posted on: January 04, 2021
We evaluated the response of a remnant population of yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris) to targeted habitat enhancement in an ecological system that had been degraded during ~100 years of intensive livestock management, including marmot eradication. We used capture-recapture data and a novel use of a multistate framework to evaluate geographic expansion of the marmot population pre- and post-habitat enhancement.

Spotted owls and forest fire: Comment

Publications Posted on: January 04, 2021
Western North American forest ecosystems are experiencing rapid changes in disturbance regimes because of climate change and land use legacies (Littell et al. 2018).

Raster surfaces created from the mapping of longleaf extent and condition using Landsat and FIA data project

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains nine GeoTIFF files for the Fort Stewart-Altamaha significant geographic area (SGA) in Georgia. The extent of the SGA is defined within the America’s Longleaf Range-wide Conservation Plan for Longleaf (2009).