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Learning Together: SageSTEP Progress Report
2010 Manager Workshop

Below are links to PowerPoint presentations with audio as well as other information from the Learning Together workshop held May 25-26, 2010 in Tooele, Utah.

Workshop Agenda (PDF)

Robin Tausch's field trip handouts:
Pinyon-Juniper/Shrublands Successional Trends (PDF of PowerPoint handout)
Field Assessment Form

The presentations with audio must be viewed on a computer that can run Adobe Flash Player. Download the latest version of Flash Player here. MP3 audio files and iPod video files are also available by clicking on the presentation with audio links.

Jim McIver

SageSTEP Introduction and Overview

Dr. James McIver, Ecologist and SageSTEP Project Coordinator

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

Click here to view the presentation with audio.
Click here for PDF version of PowerPoint.

Brad Jessop

Fuels Project Planning: An Overview

Brad Jessop, BLM Natural Resources Specialist

This presentation gives an overview of the process BLM managers at the West Desert District go through as they plan and carry out fuels project and how research results can assist project planning and decision-making.

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Bruce Roundy


Vegetation and Resource Response to Fuels Treatments

Dr. Bruce Roundy, Rangeland Ecologist
April Hulet, Research Associate
Kert Young, Ph.D. Candidate

This presentation gives an update of vegetation and resource response to fuels treatments at the SageSTEP woodland study sites. Additionally, this presentation includes fuel and vegetation response to shredding and prescribed burns as well as the use of remote sensing for vegetation and fuels management.

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Click here for PDF version of PowerPoint.
Handout summarizing research results

Jeff Burnham Photo

SageSTEP Sagebrush-Cheatgrass Results, 2006-2009

Jeff Burnham

This presentation gives an update on the various studies being conducted on the SageSTEP eastern sagebrush study plots with an emphasis on the results of sub-plots where the pre-emergent herbicide Plateau was applied.

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Ben Rau

Invasives and Exotics Significantly Alter Carbon Retention in Rangelands

Dr. Ben Rau, Soil Scientist

This presentation disucusses various aspects of carbon storage and cycling in Great Basin rangelands.

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Click here for PDF version of PowerPoint.

Jason Williams

SageSTEP: Hydrology and Erosion

Jason Williams, Hydrologist

This presentation gives an overview of the SageSTEP hydrology research that is taking place at three woodland sites, including pre-treatment results.

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Mark Brunson

Social-Political Aspects of Sagebrush Management in the Great Basin

This presentation gives an overview of the SageSTEP sociopolitical work that has been done to date including results and management implications.

Dr. Mark Brunson, Social Scientist

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Kim Rollins

Measuring the Economic Value of Fire and Fire Surrogate Treatments

Dr. Kim Rollins, Economist

This presentation demonstrates how an economic model created by SageSTEP economists can be used to estimate the economic value of fuels treatments that help maintain healthy ecosystems and reduce the risk of wildfires.

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Click here for PDF version of PowerPoint.

Anna Maher

Economic Impacts of Sagebrush Steppe Wildfires on an Eastern Oregon Ranch

Anna Maher, Ph.D. Candidate

This presentation summarizes the research Maher conducted as part of her Master's work looking at the impacts of wildfire and cheatgrass on the economic state of western ranches.

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Handout summarizing research results

Steve Hanser

Bird Responses to Woodland Treatments
Steve Hanser, Wildlife Biolgoist

This presentation gives an update of the SageSTEP bird research, including background, sampling and preliminary results.

Click here to view a one-page update on bird responses to fuels treatments (PDF).

Jim McIver

SageSTEP Harvester Ant Research
Dr. James McIver, Ecologist and SageSTEP Project Coordinator

This presentation gives an update on the SageSTEP entomological research focusing on Western harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex occidentalis).

Click here to view PowerPoint slides (PDF).