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Factors influencing postfire sagebrush regeneration in south-central Idaho

Author(s): Mike Boltz
Year Published: 1994

Sagebrush seedling establishment appeared to be strongly related to moisture availability as influenced by ecological site, soil surface texture, herbaceous competition, microtopography, seedling year precipitation, exposure, position on slope, etc. Many of the same factors influence seed source availability following wildfire and likelihood of reburn prior to maturity. Compaction planting methods show promise for enhancing seedling establishment.

Citation: Boltz, Mike. 1994. Factors influencing postfire sagebrush regeneration in south-central Idaho. In: Monsen, Stephen B.; Kitchen, Stanley G., comps. Proceedings-ecology and management of annual rangelands; 1992 May 18-21; Boise, ID. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-313. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. p. 281-290.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 12155
FRAMES RCS number: 16387
Record updated: Sep 8, 2017