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SageSTEP 2011 Land Manager Workshop
May 17-18, 2011 ~ Boise, Idaho

Below are links to PowerPoint presentations with audio and accompanying handouts from the SageSTEP 2011 Land Manager workshop May 17-18, in Boise, Idaho.

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Workshop Agenda (PDF)

Jeanne Chambers
Genie Montblanc

Great Basin collaboration: An overview of key organizations and The Great Basin Science Delivery Project

Jeanne Chambers, USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station

Genie MontBlanc, University of Nevada-Reno

This presentation gives an overview of organizations working on similar issues in the Great Basin, including the Joint Fire Science Project-funded Great Basin Science Delivery Project.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint
Handout: Great Basin Research and Management Project
Handout: Great Basin Science Delivery Project

Rob Roudabush

Science Needs of the Bureau of Land Management

Rob Roudabush, Bureau of Land Management Washington Office

This presentation gives an overview of the way the BLM uses science and how projects like SageSTEP can help meet the science need of land managers.

Presentation audio (MP3 file)

 

The need for science at NIFC

Dave Mueller, National Interagency Fire Center

This presentation describes federal agency science policy and the need for research projects like SageSTEP to provide the scientific information that public land management agencies need.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint

Jim McIver

SageSTEP Introduction and Overview

Jim McIver, Oregon State University

This presentation gives an overview of the SageSTEP research, including updates on treatment implementation, data collection, and outreach products.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint

Bruce Roundy

Management implications of vegetation and soil moisture responses to woodland fuel control

Bruce Roundy, Brigham Young University

This presentation describes vegetation and soil moisture response to fuels treatments at SageSTEP juniper woodland study sites.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint
Handout: Woodland Summary

Dave Pyke

Short-term changes to plant communities in arid Wyoming sagebrush ecosystems from fuel treatments

Dave Pyke, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

This presentation discusses the short-term response to fuels treatments of sagebrush ecosystems threatened by cheatgrass invasion.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint
Handout: Sagebrush Summary

Robin Tausch

Geographic Variation in Patterns of Overstory/Understory Dynamics During Woodland Succession Across the Great Basin

Robin Tausch, USDA-FS Rocky Mountain Research Station

This presentation compares tree data from a variety of woodland sites throughout the Great Basin.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint
Handout: Tree Cover

Dale Johnson

Exotics and invasives alter carbon sequestration in the Intermountain U.S.

Ben Rau and Dale Johnson, University of Nevada-Reno

This presentation discusses various aspects of carbon storage and cycling on Great Basin rangelands and their implications for climate change.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint
Handout: The Magic Auger

Jason Williams

Hydrologic vulnerability of wooded shrublands before and after tree removal by burning, cutting, and mastication

Fred Pierson and Jason Williams, USDA Agricultural Research Service

This presentation describes short-term hydrologic response to fuels treatments and how these data are being used to inform the USDA Rangeland Hydrology and Erosion Model (RHEM) and other predictive technologies.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint

Jim McIver

Short-term invertebrate response to fuels treatments

Jim McIver, Oregon State University

This presentation describes the short-term response of invertebrates to fuels treatments and their relationships with different types of vegetation, with a focus on butterflies.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint

Mark Brunson

Human dimensions of sagebrush management in the Great Basin

Mark Brunson, Utah State University

This presentation discusses human-environment interactions in the context of the SageSTEP outreach program, results of the SageSTEP sociopolitical surveys and implications for sagebrush management and research.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint

Neil Rimbey

Ranch-level economics: What we’ve learned so far

Neil Rimbey, University of Idaho

This presentation gives an overview of the results of the ranch-level portion of the SageSTEP economics research, including the implications of wildfire, exotic species invasion, and fuels treatments for ranchers.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint
Handout: Economics Summary

Steve Knick

Short-term effects of management treatments on bird communities in pinyon-juniper woodlands

Steve Knick, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

This presentation discusses the short-term impacts of fuels treatments on passerine birds in Great Basin woodlands.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint

April Hulet

Characterizing pinyon-juniper woodlands using high-resolution imagery

April Hulet, Brigham Young University

This presentation describes a study using remotely sensed images used to estimate vegetation cover, density and biomass in Great Basin pinyon and juniper woodlands.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint

Jim McIver

Summary of short-term SageSTEP findings

Jim McIver, Oregon State University

This presentations summarizes the SageSTEP research and findings of the past six years and gives a brief overview of long-term monitoring plans for the SageSTEP study sites.

Presentation with audio
PDF of PowerPoint