In 2013, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies was contracted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management to establish a multi-agency Wildfire and Invasive Species Working Group (WG) and conduct a collaborative assessment of fire and invasive plant management options for the conservation of sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) habitats across multiple ownerships in the Sagebrush Biome. The initial effort of the WG was to develop and publish a “Gap Analysis Report”(Gap Report). The Gap Report summarized the policy, fiscal, and science challenges that land managers have encountered regarding the control and reduction of the invasive annual grass/fire cycle, especially as it related to the 2015 status review for the Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). Since publication of the Gap Report in 2013, much work has occurred that helped address the original 22 gaps identified by the WG. The following is an update on the original report and includes an overview of remaining work, with recommendations for actions to improve the conservation and management of the Sagebrush Biome...
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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.
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- File Size 13.75 MB
- Publication Date May 1, 2018
- Update Date September 17, 2020
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