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Association for Fire Ecology is an organization of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education.

Cooperative Sagebrush Initiative is a region-wide program that works to recover the western sagebrush steppe biome through a collaborative, coordinative, and cost-effective public-private partnership.

Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition is a community-based partnership to maintain and restore healthy Great Basin ecosystems.

Ecologically Based Invasive Plant Management (EBIPM), also known as the "Area Wide Project", is an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) project that combines state and transition models and successional management as a framework to make the best management decisions for a given landscape based on ecological principles.

Great Basin Consortium is a consortium of partners who coordinate and collaborate on science delivery to achieve sustainable and resilient Great Basin ecosystems and human communities.

Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) provides research, technical assistance and education to federal land management, environmental and research agencies and their potential partners.

Great Basin Ecology Laboratory conducts research using a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to increase understanding of Great Basin ecosystems and to develop approaches for maintaining and restoring their integrity. It is part of the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Great Basin Environmental Program is an environmental management initiative that will establish partnerships and integrate efforts for environmental change with federal agencies, state agencies, NGOs and the private sector to address critical ecosystem issues.

Great Basin Information Project offers access to information about the Great Basin and the Columbia Plateau Regions. This project is conducted by the National Biological Information Infrastructure.

Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LLC) is an applied science and management partnerships between U.S. Interior Department bureaus and others involved in natural resource management and conservation, designed to better integrate science and management to address climate change and related issues.

Great Basin map The Great Basin Research and Management Partnership (GBRMP) promotes comprehensive and complementary research and management collaborations to sustain ecosystems, resources and communities across the Great Basin, a five state area experiencing similar sociological and ecological concerns.
Great Basin Restoration Initiative logo The Great Basin Restoration Initiative is a Bureau of Land Management program that focuses on finding ways to protect and restore Great Basin rangelands that are threatened by non-native plant invasion and wildfire.
Great Basin Science Delivery Project The Great Basin Science Delivery Project serves the science needs of Great Basin land managers. This project provides tools and contacts to answer managers' and scientists' most pressing land mangement questions.

Integrating Weed Control & Restoration for Great Basin Rangelands is an interdisciplinary with a mission to identify concepts and management strategies to control cheatgrass and other weeds on Great Basin rangelands and restore native species and increase biodiversity. Many of the scientists who are involved in SageSTEP also participate in this project.

Join Fire Science Program Logo The Joint Fire Science Program provided the original funding for SageSTEP. It is a partnership of six Federal wildland and fire and research organizations and was established in 1998 to provide scientific information and support for fuel and fire management programs.


Neon, Inc. logo National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc. is a corporation created to manage large-scale ecological observing systems and experiments on behalf of the scientific community. NEON has partitioned the U.S. into 20 eco-climatic domains, and the candidate core site for the Great Basin Domain is the Onaqui-Benmore site, part of which is located at the SageSTEP Onaqui study site.

The Nevada Pinyon-Juniper Partnership was formed in April of 2010 to address how the ever increasing densities of Pinyon-Juniper woodlands in Nevada affect a multitude of resources. The goal of the Partnership is for the ecological risks to be addressed by landscape level restoration, with utilization of the resulting biomass as an additional beneficial outcome.

The Piñon-Juniper Webzone provides reference materials for piñon and juniper species in the Intermountain West including Texas. Access is provided to four popular publications, as well as an extensive reference list and photo gallery.

Rangelands West delivers quality information, resources, and tools to improve management and ensure sustainability of western rangelands

Restoring the West Conference recordings. This is an annual conference with recordings of presentations from 2006, focusing on sagebrush, pinyon and juniper woodlands, the Great Basin and other related topics.

SAGEMAP is a GIS database for Sage Grouse and shrubsteppe management in the Intermountain West. This project is conducted by the Snake River Field Station (SRFS) of the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center.

Available through SAGEMAP: 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.

Sage-Grouse Restoraton Project is a cooperative effort to document the effects of 2002 Farm Bill conservation practices in restoring sagebrush steppe ecosystems to benefit sage-grouse and other sagebrush obligates. The project is conducted by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Utah State University Extension.

The Sagebrush Landscape Project conducts research on habitats for species of conservation concern in the sagebrush ecosystem. This project is conducted by the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Society for Range Management is the professional society dedicated to supporting persons who work with rangelands and have a commitment to their sustainable use.

The Southern Fire Exchange (SFE) is a regional program for fire science delivery across the southeastern United States, created with funding from the Joint Fire Science Program. The SFE Resource Center consolidates southern fire information and provides new ways for the southern fire community to interact and learn from one another.