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: Sociopolitical and Economics

Social Acceptability

Brunson, M.W. and J. Evans. 2005. Badly burned? Effects of an escaped prescribed burn on social acceptability of wildland fuels treatments. Journal of Forestry 103 (April/May):134-138. Available here.

Brunson, M.W., L. Kruger, C. Tyler and S. Schroeder, editors. 1996. Defining social acceptability in ecosystem management: a workshop proceedings. General Technical Report PNW-369. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service. Available here.

Brunson, M.W., and B.A. Shindler. 2004. Geographic variation in social acceptability of wildland fuels management in the western U.S. Society and Natural Resources 17:661-678. Available here.

Daniel, T.C., M. Valdiserri, C.R. Daniel, P. Jakes, and S. Barro. 2005. Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research on assessing social acceptability of fuels treatments. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-259. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 52 p. Full text available at Available here.

Gonzalez-Caban, A., R.W. Haynes, S. McCaffrey, E. Mercer, and A. Watson, technical editors. 2007. Fire social science research-selected highlights. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-736. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 65p. Available here.

Johnson, D., K. Davies, P. Schreder and A.M. Chamberlain. 2009. The 2007 Southeast Oregon Weed Management Survey: Ranchers' Perceptions of Weeds in Sagebrush Steppe Rangeland. Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center Publication #632. Available here.

Partners in Fire Education. 2008. Key public opinion research findings on the ecological role of fire and the benefits of fire management. Prepared by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin and Associates (FMMA) and Public Opinion Strategies (POS), April 30, 2008. 11p. Available here.

Ryan, R. L. 2005. Social science to improve fuels management: a synthesis of research on aesthetics and fuels management. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-261. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 58 p. Full text available at Available here.

Shindler, B., M. Brunson and G. Stankey. 2002. Social acceptability of forest conditions and management practices: a problem analysis. General Technical Report PNW-537. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service. Available here.

Thomsen, R., T.G. Hobby and A.J. Eagle. 2006. Social dilemmas and public range management in Nevada. Ecological Economics 57(4):709-723. Available here.

Toman, E., B. Shindler and M. Brunson. 2006. Fire and fuel management communication strategies: Citizen evaluations of agency outreach programs. Society and Natural Resources 19:321-336. Available here.

Land Manager Decision-Making

Chambers, J.C., N. Devoe, and A. Evenden, editors. 2008. Collaborative management and research in the Great Basin—examining the issues and developing a framework for action. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-204. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 66p. Available here.

Chassany, J.P. 1999. Economic and social appraisal of the feasibility of land restoration, rehabilitation, and reallocation in arid and semiarid zones: A holistic approach. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation 13:383-395. Available here.

Dellasala, D.A., J.E. Williams, C.D. Williams and J.F. Franklin. 2004. Beyond smoke and mirrors: a synthesis of fire policy and science. Conservation Biology 18(4):976–986. Available here.

Knotek, K. 2006. Understanding social influences on wilderness fire stewardship decisions. International Journal of Wilderness 12(1):22-25. Available here.

Kreuter, U.P., H.E. Amestoy, M.M. Kothmann, D.N. Ueckert, W.A. McGinty, and S.R. Cummings. 2005. The use of brush management methods: A Texas landowner survey. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58(3):284-291. Available here.

Svejcar, T. and K. Havstad. 2009. Improving Field-Based Experimental Research to Compliment Contemporary Management. Rangelands 31(5):26-30. Available here.


Aldrich, G.A. 2002. The economics of western juniper management on ranches located in the John Day Ecological Province of North-Central Oregon. Masters Thesis. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Available here.

Aldrich, G.A., J.A. Tanaka, R.M. Adams and J.C. Buckhouse. 2005. Economics of western juniper control in central Oregon. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58(5):542-552. Available here.

Calkin, D.E., K.D. Hyde, P.R. Robichaud, J.G. Jones, L.E. Ashmun, and D. Loeffler. 2007. Assessing Post-Fire Values-at-Risk With a New Calculation Tool. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-205. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 32p. Available here.

Eiswerth, M.E. and W.S. Johnson. 2002. Managing nonindigenous invasive species: Insights from dynamic analysis. Environmental and Resource Economics 23:319-342. Available here.

Evans, S.G., and J.P. Workman. 1994. Optimization of range improvements on sagebrush and pinyon-juniper sites. Journal of Range Management 47:159-164. Available here.

Harris, T.R., C.K. Seung, T. Darden and W.W. Riggs. 2002. Rangeland fires in northern Nevada: an application of computable general equilibrium modeling. Western Economics Forum 1(2):S3-10. Available here.

Henry, Ken. 2010. The Value of the Environment. Address to the Environment Business Australia Forum, March 3, 2010. Available here.

Hesseln, H. 2000. The economics of prescribed burning: A research review. Forest Science 46(3):322-334. Available here.

Gonzalez-Caban, A., J.B. Loomis, A. Rodriguez, and H. Hesseln. 2007. A comparison of CVM survey response rates, protests and willingness-to-pay of Native Americans and general population for fuels reduction policies. Journal of Forest Economics 13(1):49-71. Available here.

Maher, A. 2007. The economic impacts of sagebrush steppe wildfires on an eastern Oregon ranch. Master's Thesis. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Available here.

Maher, A.T., J.A. Tanaka, N. Rimbey. 2013. Economic Risks of Cheatgrass Invasion on a Simulated Eastern Oregon Ranch. Rangeland Ecology and Management 66:356-363. Available here.

Riggs, W., R. Kettle and T. Darden. 1999 Rangeland Wildfires: Economic Impacts to Northern Nevada. University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension, Special Publication-00-07. Available here.

Rollins, K., A. Castledine, S. Swanson, M. Evans, K. McAdoo, B. Schultz, M. Havercamp, R. Wilson. 2007. The 2005 Nevada Rangeland Vegetation Survey General Public Questionnaire and Survey of Responses. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Special Publication 07-11. Available here.

Rollins, K. and A. Lyke. 1998. The Case for Diminishing Marginal Existence Values. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 36:324-344. Available here.

Wainger, L.A., D.M. Kink, R.N. Mack, E.W. Price and T. Maslin. 2007. Prioritizing Invasive Species Management by Optimizing Production of Ecosystem Service Benefits. Final Report to USDA ERS PREISM Program, Agreement #43-3AEM-3-80092, August 31, 2007. Available here.

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