Guide to Legal and Institutional Resources for Restoration and Management of Great Basin Rangelands
Vegetation treatments such as prescribed burns, herbicide applications and mechanical removal of vegetation are important tools for land owners and managers in the Great Basin. However, their use is complicated by the wide range of political, economic, social and ecological considerations that come into play each time one of these tools is used. Various rules and regulations have been enacted to ensure that vegetation treatments are used responsibly and guidelines and best management practices have been developed to help land managers make good decisions.
The gamut of legal and institutional rules, regulations, guidelines, and best management practices has grown so broad that it can be difficult to navigate. To help address this problem we have compiled a guide to online legal and institutional resources intended to serve as a starting point to help public and private land managers figure out which considerations are most relevant to the implementation of vegetation treatments in Great Basin states.