A JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Bringing People Together & Sharing Knowledge in the Northern Rockies
Author(s): Tim Murphy, David E. Naugle, Randall Eardley, Jeremy D. Maestas, Tim Griffiths, Michael L. Pellant, San J. Stiver
Year Published: 2013

1) Conservation partners across 11 western states are rallying in unprecedented fashion to reduce threats to sage-grouse and the sagebrush ecosystem they occupy. 2) Improvements made in the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) wildfire policy are a tremendous step forward but the 2012 wildfire season is a harsh reminder that more action is needed to improve our effectiveness in reducing impacts to sage-grouse. 3) Challenges and opportunities presented here are intended to heighten awareness of the wildfire issue and to further accelerate a mutually agreed upon, spatially explicit path forward, so that all partners can quickly engage in its implementation.

Citation: Murphy, Tim; Naugle, David E.; Eardley, Randall; Maestas, Jeremy D.; Griffiths, Tim; Pellant, Michael L.; Stiver, San J. 2013. Trial by fire. Rangelands. 35(3): 2-10.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Wildlife, Fire & Wildlife, Birds, Sage-grouse
Ecosystem(s): Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 12135
FRAMES RCS number: 15021
Record updated: Mar 21, 2018