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    Author(s): Sue Miller; Jeanne Chambers; Michele Crist; Susan Ellsworth; Kenneth E. Mayer
    Date: 2019
    Source: Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 34. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 20 p.
    Publication Series: Science Bulletins and Newsletters
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    The two-part Science Framework for Conservation and Restoration of the Sagebrush Biome published by the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station is a new, multiscale approach to management of sagebrush ecosystems. The product of an extensive collaboration between State and Federal agencies and universities, it employs science on ecological resilience to disturbance and resistance to invasive species (like cheatgrass), along with Greater sage-grouse habitat requirements, to improve conservation planning and help prioritize management actions. Prioritized areas and management strategies can be refined by managers and stakeholders at the local scale based on higher resolution data and local knowledge.

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    Citation

    Miller, Sue; Chambers, Jeanne; Crist, Michele; Ellsworth, Susan; Mayer, Kenneth E. 2019. Sage advice for managers: A new, collaborative science framework for conservation and restoration of the sagebrush biome. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 34. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 20 p.

    Keywords

    sagebrush ecosystems, conservation, multiscale, management, disturbance, invasive species

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