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Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014, 2016). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience...
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Invasive annual grasses are a primary, severe, and challenging threat to habitat conservation and restoration for sage-dependent wildlife across federal, state and private lands. Successful management solutions for sagebrush rangelands are likely to be multiphasic, involving some sequence of interventions such as herbicides, seeding of competitive natives that also create habitat, and temporarily altering land use, in an adaptive-management approach. The proposed work tests different herbicides and options for applying them with different seeding and land uses, across a gradient of climate and soils in Interior Regions 5 and 7.This research will examine the efficacy of management options for controlling cheatgrass...
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We developed spatial overlays (i.e., “threat matrices”) by combining spatial models of threats (30-m x 30-m pixels) with multispecies cores for sagebrush obligate bird abundance (1-mi2 hexagons). Spatial information was retained in the overlays for three categories of bird core areas (70, 50, and 25%) in the No to Low category of threat classification, and for the 70% bird core area (inclusive of the 50% and 25% cores) for the highest three categories of threat classification (No to Low, Moderate, High, and Very High). For the WGA Annual Herbaceous layer, the four categories were 0-10, 11-25, 26-50, and > 50% cover.
These data were compiled as a part of a landscape conservation design effort for the sagebrush biome, and are the result of applying a spatially explicit model that assessed geographic patterns in sagebrush ecological integrity and used these results to identify Core Sagebrush Areas (CSAs), Growth Opportunity Areas (GOAs), and Other Rangeland Areas (ORAs). Our overall objective in this study was to characterize geographic patterns in ecological integrity of sagebrush ecosystems. These data represent the estimated integrity of sagebrush ecosystems, estimated from a spatial model that assigns high integrity is areas with abundant big sagebrush and perennial grass/forb cover and with minimal annual grass/forb cover,...
Tags: Arizona, Botany, California, Climatology, Colorado, All tags...
File-based data for download: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/632a1290d34e71c6d67b9061 Location and extent of the human modification threat across the sagebrush biome in the United States for 2020. Blue areas (dark and light,representing core sagebrush areas [CSAs] and growth opportunity areas [GOAs], respectively) are locations of high sagebrush ecological integrityand could serve as anchor points in an overall biome-wide strategy. A separate, high-resolution portable document format (PDF) version of this mapis available at https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20221081 so that stakeholders can zoom in and see the results at much smaller scales. By zooming in, one cansee better that human modification threats are...
Categories: Data; Tags: Arizona, California, Colorado, Complete, Data, All tags...
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Values represent percent of surrounding landscape (5K) are dominated by sagebrush cover. Reclassified LANDFIRE 2013 Existing Vegetation Type by selecting the ecological systems containing sagebrush (Codes: 2080, 2125, 2126, 2220, 2064, 2072, 2079, 2124) to create a binary raster dataset with 1 for the sagebrush land cover types and zero for all others.To incorporate sagebrush lost to fire in fires since the Landsat was flown in 2010 that Landfire was derived from, I used fire perimeters from 2011,2012, & 2013 to reclassify pixels designated as having sagebrush as 0 (not having sagebrush), which assumes a homogenous burn (in reality there may be patches of sagebrush left within a burn perimeter). I then ran focalsum...
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Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience and...
Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014, 2016). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience...
File-based data for download: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/632a33ced34e71c6d67b914f Location and extent of three mapped threats (invasive annual grasses, expanding conifers, and human modification) with core sagebrush areas and growth opportunity areas across the sagebrush biome of theUnited States for 2020. Blue areas (dark and light, representing core sagebrush areas [CSAs] and growth opportunity areas [GOAs], respectively) arelocations of high sagebrush ecological integrity and could serve as anchor points in an overall biome-wide strategy. Sagebrush foliage percent cover is a definitive characteristic of the ecosystem and relevant to persistence of most sagebrush-associated animal species studied,...
Categories: Data; Tags: Arizona, California, Colorado, Complete, Data, All tags...
Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience and...
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Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014, 2016). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience...
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We developed spatial overlays (i.e., “threat matrices”) by combining spatial models of threats (30-m x 30-m pixels) with multispecies cores for sagebrush obligate bird abundance (1-mi2 hexagons). Spatial information was retained in the overlays for three categories of bird core areas (70, 50, and 25%) in the No to Low category of threat classification, and for the 70% bird core area (inclusive of the 50% and 25% cores) for the highest three categories of threat classification (No to Low, Moderate, High, and Very High). For the RAP Tree Canopy layer, the four categories were 0-1, 2-10, 11-20, and > 20% cover.
File-based data for download:https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/632a06dcd34e71c6d67b902fLocation and extent of the conifer threat across the sagebrush biome in the United States for 2020. Blue areas (dark and light, representing core sagebrush areas [CSAs] and growth opportunity areas [GOAs], respectively) are locations of high sagebrush ecological integrity and could serve as anchor points in an overall biome-wide strategy. A separate, high-resolution portable document format (PDF) version of this map is available at https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20221081 so stakeholders can zoom in and see the results at much smaller scales. By zooming in, one can see better that conifer threats are occurring at the edges of...
Categories: Data; Tags: Arizona, California, Colorado, Complete, Data, All tags...
Identifying anchor points (that is, areas of spatial congruence) between core sagebrush areas (CSAs) and growth opportunity areas (GOAs) and existing (as of 2020) agency prioritizations within the sagebrush biome. Locations where core sagebrush areas and growth opportunity areas co-occur were mapped with at least one of the following designations: (a) Centrocercus urophasianus L. (greater sage-grouse) Priority Areas for Conservation (PACs), as used by State agencies and the National Resources Conservation Service; (b) Priority Habitat Management Areas (PHMAs), as used by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service; and (c) Sagebrush Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC) 50% Wildlife Population Cores...
Categories: Data; Tags: Anchors, Arizona, California, Colorado, Complete, All tags...
Emerging applications of ecosystem resilience and resistance concepts in sagebrush ecosystems allow managers to better predict and mitigate impacts of wildfire and invasive annual grasses. Soil temperature and moisture strongly influence the kind and amount of vegetation, and consequently, are closely tied to sagebrush ecosystem resilience and resistance (Chambers et al. 2014, 2016). Soil taxonomic temperature and moisture regimes can be used as indicators of resilience and resistance at landscape scales to depict environmental gradients in sagebrush ecosystems that range from cold/cool-moist sites to warm-dry sites. We aggregated soil survey spatial and tabular data to facilitate broad-scale analyses of resilience...
File-based data for download:https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/6329f0f4d34e71c6d67b8f82Location and extent of the invasive annual grass threat across the sagebrush biome in the United States for 2020. Blue areas (dark and light, representing core sagebrush areas [CSAs] and growth opportunity areas [GOAs], respectively) are locations of high sagebrush ecological integrity and could serve as anchor points in an overall biome-wide strategy. A separate, high-resolution portable document format (PDF) version of this map is available at https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20221081 so stakeholders can zoom in and see the results at much smaller scales. By zooming in, one can see better that invasive annual grass threats...
Categories: Data; Tags: Anchors, Arizona, California, Colorado, Complete, All tags...


    map background search result map search result map Dataset: Sagebrush MW5k Percent Dataset: Index of Relative Ecosystem Resilience and Resistance across Sage-Grouse Management Zones Assessing annual grass management effectiveness in the sagebrush biome Sagebrush Bird Cores Overlay with RAP Tree Sagebrush Bird Cores Overlay with Annual Herbaceous Biome-wide sagebrush core habitat and growth areas estimated from a threat-based conservation design Agency Anchors Part 1 and 2 - Biome-wide sagebrush core habitat and growth areas estimated from a threat-based conservation design Invasive Annual Grass 2020 - A Sagebrush Conservation Design to Proactively Restore America’s Sagebrush Biome Tree Threats 2020 - A Sagebrush Conservation Design to Proactively Restore America’s Sagebrush Biome Human Modification 2020 - A Sagebrush Conservation Design to Proactively Restore America’s Sagebrush Biome Multi Threats 2020 - A Sagebrush Conservation Design to Proactively Restore America’s Sagebrush Biome Biome-wide sagebrush core habitat and growth areas estimated from a threat-based conservation design Agency Anchors Part 1 and 2 - Biome-wide sagebrush core habitat and growth areas estimated from a threat-based conservation design Invasive Annual Grass 2020 - A Sagebrush Conservation Design to Proactively Restore America’s Sagebrush Biome Tree Threats 2020 - A Sagebrush Conservation Design to Proactively Restore America’s Sagebrush Biome Human Modification 2020 - A Sagebrush Conservation Design to Proactively Restore America’s Sagebrush Biome Multi Threats 2020 - A Sagebrush Conservation Design to Proactively Restore America’s Sagebrush Biome Assessing annual grass management effectiveness in the sagebrush biome Sagebrush Bird Cores Overlay with RAP Tree Sagebrush Bird Cores Overlay with Annual Herbaceous Dataset: Index of Relative Ecosystem Resilience and Resistance across Sage-Grouse Management Zones Dataset: Sagebrush MW5k Percent