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How to Determine the Most Appropriate Treatments Before and After Wildfire in Sagebrush and Pinyon-Juniper Ecosystems

Rick Miller, Professor Emeritus of Range and Fire Ecology, OSU and Jennifer Moffitt, Soil Scientist, Prineville BLM will discuss tools to rapidly assess resilience to disturbance (ability of a treatment area to recover), resistance to invasive annuals, predict successional pathways, and determine the need and suitability for seeding on potential vegetation treatment areas and areas burned by wildfire. These discussions will be based on two field guides, “A field guide for selecting the most appropriate treatment in sagebrush and piñon-juniper ecosystems in the Great Basin,” and “Rapid assessment of post-wildfire recovery in sagebrush and piñon-juniper ecosystems in the Great Basin.”

Meeting Location and Agenda -

8:00 Meet at the Prineville BLM office: 3050 NE 3rd Street, Prineville, OR 97754

8:30-4:00 Three to four stops along an elevation gradient to discuss site evaluation, resistance and recovery potential, and treatment options in different soil temperature and moisture regimes

5:00 Return to meeting location

Registration -

The workshop is free of charge, but please register so that we have enough materials by sending your name and contact information to Génie MontBlanc at emb@cabnr.unr.edu, or 775-784-1107, by Monday, May 18th.