Educational Resources for Sagebrush Landscapes

Ecology of Sagebrush Systems




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


Great Basin Vegetation

Sagebrush, juniper and a variety of native forbs and bunchgrasses characterize the vegetation of the Great Basin. In recent years, non-native cheatgrass has also spread across the Great Basin, influencing the fire regime and competing with native species for limited water and nutrients. To learn more about how vegetation influences fire patterns see our page on Plants and the Potential for Wildfire.

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sagebrush landscape

old growth juniper
winter juniper
juniper closeup
juniper root cutaway
cheatgrass closeup
desert paintbrush
native bunchgrasses
common starlily
wild flax

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