Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): R. J. Tausch; R. F. Miller; B. A. Roundy; J. C. Chambers
    Date: 2009
    Source: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1335. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. 96 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: Download Publication  (3.5 MB)


    Pinon-juniper woodlands are an important vegetation type in the Great Basin. Old-growth and open shrub savanna woodlands have been present over much of the last several hundred years. Strong evidence indicates these woodlands have experienced significant tree infilling and major expansion in their distribution since the late 1800s by encroaching into surrounding landscapes once dominated by shrubs and herbaceous vegetation (fig. 1). Both infilling and expansion affects soil resources, plant community structure and composition, water and nutrient cycles, forage production, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, and fire patterns across the landscape. Another impact is the shift from historic fire regimes to larger and more intense wildfires that are increasingly determining the future of this landscape.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Tausch, R. J.; Miller, R. F.; Roundy, B. A.; Chambers, J. C. 2009. Pinon and juniper field guide: Asking the right questions to select appropriate management actions. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1335. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. 96 p.


    pinon-juniper woodlands, woodland management, Great Basin, western juniper, Utah juniper, singleleaf pinon, Colorado pinon

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page