Educational Resources for Sagebrush Landscapes

Ecology of Sagebrush Systems


Sagebrush Ecosystems

The Great Basin

Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands

Cheatgrass Invasion

Wildlife in Sagebrush Ecosystems


Wild and Prescribed Fire

Sociopolitical and Economics

Data Analysis



Bibliography: Sagebrush Ecosystems and Restoration

Aanderud, Z.T., J.H. Richards, T. Svejcar and J.J. James. 2010. A Shift in Seasonal Rainfall Reduces Soil Organic Carbon Storage in a Cold Desert. Ecosystems 13:673-682. Available here.

Bates, J.D., K.W. Davies and R.N. Sharp. 2011. Shrub-Steppe Early Succession Following Juniper Cutting and Prescribed Fire. Environmental Management 47:468-481. Available here.

Booth, T.B. 2002. Seed longevity and seeding strategies affect sagebrush revegetation. Journal of Range Management 55(2):188-193. Available here.

Boyd, C.S. and T.J. Svejcar. 2011. The influence of plant removal on succession in Wyoming big sagebrush. Journal of Arid Environments 75:734-741. Available here.

Bunting, S.C., J.L. Kingery, M.A. Hemstrom, M.A. Schroeder, R.A. Gravenmier, and W.J. Hann. 2002. Altered rangeland ecosystems in the Interior Columbia Basin. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-553. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. Available here.

Bunting, S.C., J.L. Kingery and M.A. Schroeder. 2003. Assessing the restoration potential of altered rangeland ecosystems in the Interior Columbia Basin. Ecological Restoration 21:77-86. Available here.

Chambers, J. C. 2000. Seed movements and seedling fates in disturbed sagebrush steppe ecosystems: implications for restoration. Ecological Applications. 10:1400-1413. Available here.

Chambers, J.C., E. Durant McArthur, S.B. Monson, S.E. Meyer, N.L. Shaw, and R.J. Tausch, R.R. Blank, S. Bunting, R.F. Miller, M. Pellant, B.A. Roundy, S.C. Walker, and A. Whittaker. 2005. Sagebrush Steppe and Pinyon-Juniper Ecosystems-Effects of Changing Fire Regimes, Increased Fuel Loads, and Invasive Species. Joint Fire Science Project Report #00-1-1-03. Available here.

Chambers, J.C. and A.R. Linnerooth. 2001. Restoring riparian meadows currently dominated by Artemisia using alternative state concepts - the establishment component. Applied Vegetation Science 4: 157-166. Available here.

Davies, K.W., J.D. Bates and A.M. Nafus. 2011. Are There Benefits to Mowing Wyoming Big Sagebrush Plant Communities? An Evaluation in Southeastern Oregon. Environmental Management 48:539-546. Available here.

Davies. KW., J.D. Bates and A.M. Nafus. 2012. Vegetation Response to Mowing Dense Sagebrush Stands. Rangeland Ecology and Management 65:268-276. Available here.

Davies, K.W., C.S. Boyd, J.L. Beck, J.D. Bates, T.J. Svejcar and M.A. Gregg. 2011. Saving the sagebrush sea: An ecosystem conservation plan for big sagebrush plant communities. Biological Conservation 144:2573-2584. Available here.

Davies, K.W. and T.J. Svejcar. 2008. Comparison of Medusahead-Invaded and Noninvaded Wyoming Big Sagebrush Steppe in Southeastern Oregon. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61(6): 623-629. Available here.

Ellsworth, L.M. and J.B. Kauffman. 2010. Native Bunchgrass Response to Prescribed Fire in Ungrazed Mountain Big Sagebrush Ecosystems. Fire Ecology 6(3):86-96. Available here.

Hemstrom, M.A., M.J. Wisdom, M.M. Rowland, B. Wales, W.J. Hann, and R.A. Gravenmier. 2002. Sagebrush-steppe vegetation dynamics and potential for restoration in the Interior Columbia Basin, USA. Conservation Biology 16(5):1243-1255. Available here.

Longland, W.S. and S.L. Bateman. 2002. Viewpoint: the ecological value of shrub islands on disturbed sagebrush rangelands. Journal of Range Management 55(6):571-575. Available here.

Jensen, M.E. 1990. Interpretation of environmental gradients which influence sagebrush community distribution in northeastern Nevada. Journal of Range Management 43(2):161-166. Available here.

Johnson, D.D., K.W. Davies, P.T. Schreder and A.M. Chamberlain. 2011. Perceptions of Ranchers About Medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski) Management on Sagebrush Steppe Rangelands. Environmental Management 48:400-417. Available here.

Madsen, M.D., K.W. Davies, C.J. Williams and T.J. Svejcar. 2012. Agglomerating seeds to enhance native seedling emergence and growth. Journal of Applied Ecology 49(2):431-438. Available here.

McArthur, E.D. 2000. Sagebrush systematics and distribution. In: Entwistle, P. G.; DeBolt, A. M.; Kaltenecker, J. H. Steenholf, K., comps. Proceedings: Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystem Symposium; 1999 June 23-25; Boise, ID. BLM/ID/PT-001001+1150. Boise, ID: U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office. p. 9-14. Available here.

Meinke, C.W., S.T. Knick and D.A. Pyke. 2009. A Spatial Model to Prioritize Sagebrush Landscapes in the Intermountain West (U.S.A.) for Restoration. Restoration Ecology 17(5):652-659. Available here.

Miller, R.F., S.T. Knick, D.A. Pyke, C.W. Meinke, S.E. Hanser, M.J. Wisdom, and A.L. Hild. 2011. Characteristics of sagebrush habitats and limitations to long-term conservation. Pages 146-184 in S. T. Knick and J. W. Connelly, editors. Greater Sage-Grouse: ecology and conservation of landscape species and its habitats. Studies in Avian Biology No. 38. University of California, Berkley. Available here.

Miller, R.F. and J.A. Rose. 1999. Fire history and western juniper encroachment in sagebrush steppe. Journal of Range Management 52(6):550-559. Available here.

Monsen, S.B, R. Stevens and N.L. Shaw. 2004. Restoring western ranges and wildlands. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-136-vol-1. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Full text available at Available here.

Neilson, R.P., J.M Lenihan, D. Bachelet, and R.J. Drapek. 2005. Climate change implications for sagebrush ecosystems. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 70:145-159. Available here.

Paige, C. and S.A. Ritter. 1999. Birds in a sagebrush sea: managing sagebrush habitats for bird communities. Partners in Flight Western Working Group, Boise, ID. Available here.

Pyke, D.A., J.E. Herrick, P. Shaver, and M. Pellant. 2002. Rangeland health attributes and indicators for qualitative assessment. Journal of Range Management 55:584-597. Available here.

Ratzlaff, T.D. and J.E. Anderson. 1995. Vegetal recovery following wildfire in seeded and unseeded sagebrush steppe. Journal of Range Management 48(5):386-391. Available here.

Walston L.J., B.L. Cantwell and J.R. Krummel. 2009. Quantifying spatiotemporal changes in a sagebrush ecosystem in relation to energy development. Ecography 32(6):943-952. Available here.

Welch, B.L. 2005. Big Sagebrush: A Sea Fragmented into Lakes, Ponds, and Puddles. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-144. Available here.

West, N.E. 2000. Synecology and disturbance regimes of sagebrush steppe ecosystems. Pages 15-26 in Entwistle, P.G., A.M. Debolt, J.H. Kaltenecker and K. Steenhof (eds) Proceedings: sagebrush steppe ecosystems symposium. Bureau of Land Management Publication No. BLM/ID/PT-001001+1150, Boise Idaho, U.S.A.

West, N.E. and T.P. Yorks. 2002. Vegetation responses following wildfire on grazed and ungrazed sagebrush semi-desert. Journal of Range Management 55(2):171-181. Available here.

Wisdom, M.J., M.M. Rowland, and L.H. Suring, editors. 2005. Habitat Threats in the Sagebrush Ecosystem: Methods of Regional Assessment and Applications in the Great Basin. Alliance Communications Group. Available here.

Wright, J.M. and J.C. Chambers. 2002. Restoring riparian meadows currently dominated by Artemisia using alternative state concepts - above-ground vegetation response. Applied Vegetation Science 5:237-246. Available here.

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