Educational Resources for Sagebrush Landscapes
Ecology of Sagebrush Systems - General Information about sagebrush steppe ecology, threats to these landscapes, and the impacts of degradation.
- Threats to Sagebrush Systems
- Impacts of Ecosystem Degradation
- Cheatgrass and Fire Activity
- Cheatgrass and Nitrogen
- Sagebrush Ecosystems
- The Great Basin
- Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands
- Cheatgrass Invasion
- Wildlife in Sagebrush Ecosystems
- Wild and Prescribed Fire
- Sociopolitical and Economics
- Data Analysis
Photographs - Photo collections from the Great Basin region and SageSTEP study sites and treatments.
- Sagebrush Steppe Landscapes
- Sagebrush Steppe Vegetation
- Sagebrush Steppe Wildlife
- Prescribed Burn Treatments
- Other Sagebrush Treatments
- Other Woodland Treatments
- Yearly Photos of SageSTEP Study Site Vegetation Treatments
- Great Basin Vegetation
- Sagebrush Ecosystems
Links - Links to related projects and organizations.
Cheatgrass poses a challenge to land managers dealing with health of forests and woodlands. This field guide, along with a series of field guides covering other weed species in the Southwest is available from the USDA Forest Service Southwestern Region. It covers ecology, management, and control strategies.
Guides are available in PDF format
Produced December 2012
This publication of Utah's Community-Based Conservation Program (CBCP) provides information about current sage-grouse research. Additional information about the CBCP can be found on their website.
Collaborating for Healthy Forests Video and Guide
In 2011, Oregon State University released the video and guide Collaborating for Healthy Forests and Communities: Building Partnerships Among Diverse Interests. To order a free copy, email Bruce Shindler.
The video can be viewed online here.
This EBIMP bulletin discusses the economic impacts of invasive species and wildfire on private lands and the implications for fuels management.
Ecology and Conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse: A Landscape Species and Its Habitats
Thirty-eight federal, state, university, and nongovernmental experts have collaborated to produce new scientific information about Greater Sage-Grouse populations, sagebrush habitats, and relationships among sage-grouse, sagebrush habitats, and land use. Click here to view.
This is a website that provides reference materials for piñon and juniper species in the Intermountain West including Texas. The site provides access to four popular publications, as well as an extensive reference list and photo gallery. Click here to enter the Piñon-Juniper Webzone.
SageSTEP PowerPoints with Audio
Several SageSTEP presentations from manager workshops and other meetings have been recorded and are available through our Past Events page.
The Value of the Environment: Address by Dr Ken Henry to the Environment Business Australia Forum
This speech, given by the Australian Secretary to the Treasury on March 4, 2010, discusses how people assign monetary value to the environment. The information presented is relevant to the work that SageSTEP and other environmental economists are doing to improve methods for assigning value to gains and losses of ecosystem services as a result of human decisions. A link to the full speech is available here.
The Great Basin Restoration Initiative has created a slide show of maps showing the majority of wildfires that have occurred in the Great Basin and surrounding area from 1990 to 2007. To view the slide show, click here.
'Quiet Invasion' DVD
In 2006, the Oregon State University College of Forestry and Harney County Watershed Council produced a DVD entitled The Quiet Invasion...Managing Western Juniper in Eastern Oregon. On the DVD, scientists, public land managers, ranchers and others discuss the effects of western juniper encroachment on the Oregon landscape and the need for active restoration. Those interested in obtaining a copy should contact Linda Johnson at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station (541-573-8902 or linda. johnson2@ oregonstate.edu).
This video can also be viewed online here.