The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ multi-agency Wildfire and Invasive Species Working Group was created in 2013 to collaboratively address sagebrush habitat natural resources issues at the landscape level. The group has been actively working to identify fire and invasive plant management problems and to develop tools and approaches that managers can use to address these pervasive issues that negative effect about 350 species that depend on health sagebrush habitats.
This Gap Report Update is the latest addition to the list of valuable products of the Wildfire and Invasive Species Working Group designed to help identify the challenges (gaps) and offer ideas to address those challenges. The Gap Report Update has something for every level, public and private, to consider helping address the fire and invasive threat. It is our hope that the leaders of the various state and federal agencies will review the recommendations in the report and determine if there are things they can affect directly to address the gaps. It took a multi-agency, multi-discipline Working Group to identify the problems and provide possible solutions to these conservation and management challenges, it will certainly take a broad-based coalition of agencies, and public and private groups working together to ensure a healthy Sagebrush Biome is available for generations to come.
Suggested Citation: Mayer, K.E. Compiler. 2018. Wildfire and Invasive Plant Species in the Sagebrush Biome: Challenges that Hinder Current and Future Management and Protection – A Gap Report Update. Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Wildfire and Invasive Species Working Group. WAFWA, Boise Idaho. 62 pp.