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    Author(s): Brian Cooke; Bryce RichardsonFrancis KilkennyBrad St. ClairDeborah FinchHolly Prendeville
    Date: 2019
    Source: Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 35. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.
    Publication Series: Science Bulletins and Newsletters
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    Sagebrush ecosystems are a major component of western U.S. landscapes and they provide vital habitat to a wide array of wildlife species, including greater sage-grouse and pygmy rabbits. However, in recent decades, sagebrush ecosystems have been reduced or degraded by a wide range of disturbances, including human development, overgrazing, severe fires, and encroachment by cheatgrass and pinyon-juniper woodlands. These factors are expected to continue or worsen with anticipated climate change.

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    Citation

    Cooke, Brian; Richardson, Bryce; Kilkenny, Francis; St. Clair, Brad; Finch, Deborah; Prendeville, Holly. 2019. Getting climate-smart with seeds: How a new software tool helps prepare landscapes for expected future conditions. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 35. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.

    Keywords

    climate change, landscape management, sagebrush ecosystems, habitat, wildlife, sage-grouse, pygmy rabbit, disturbance, Climate-Smart Restoration Tool, restoration

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