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Up In Smoke: Fire and Invasives on Western Rangelands

Date: April 3, 2020

Sagebrush rangelands once covered nearly 250 million acres in western North America. Today, this landscape has been reduced to half its original size and is rapidly shrinking. Fire is a primary culprit and is fueled by annual invasive grasses. These rangelands help drive our nation’s economy through energy, recreation, and livestock production and are home to critical regional water resources. Equally important, these lands are wildlife meccas and provide habitat for some 350 species.

Please visit www.PartnersInTheSage.com/Take-Action to help us combat this growing threat to sagebrush country.

Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Fire Effects
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Video
NRFSN number: 21217
Record updated: May 11, 2020