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Author Miller, Richard F., author.

Title A field guide for rapid assessment of post-wildfire recovery potential in sagebrush and Piñon-Juniper ecosystems in the Great Basin : evaluating resilience to disturbance and resistance to invasive annual grasses and predicting vegetation response / Richard F. Miller, Jeanne C. Chambers, and Mike Pellant.

Publication Info. Fort Collins, CO : United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, July 2015.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  A 13.88:RMRS-GTR-338    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (70 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series General technical report RMRS ; GTR-338
General technical report RMRS ; GTR-338.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed September 4, 2015).
"July 2015."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-43).
Summary This field guide provides a framework for rapidly evaluating post-fire resilience to disturbance, or recovery potential, and resistance to invasive annual grasses, and for determining the need and suitability of the burned area for seeding. The framework identifies six primary components that largely determine resilience to disturbance, resistance to invasive grasses, and potential successional pathways following wildfire, as well as the information sources and tools needed to evaluate each component. The components are: (1) characteristics of the ecological site; (2) vegetation composition and structure prior to the wildfire; (3) fire severity; (4) post-wildfire weather; (5) post-wildfire management, especially grazing; and (6) monitoring and adaptive management. The tools provided are: (1) a conceptual model of the key components that largely determine resilience to disturbance and resistance to invasive annual grasses of the burn area, (2) a guide to evaluate post-wildfire severity, (3) indicators to estimate pre-wildfire plant composition and structure if not known, and (4) an evaluation score sheet to rate an area's potential post-wildfire resilience to disturbance, resistance to invasive annual grasses and, thus, the need for seeding and probability of success.
Subject Post-fire forest management -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Steppe plants -- Effect of fires on -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Invasive plants -- Effect of fires on -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Rangelands -- Revegetation -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Fire ecology -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Vegetation dynamics -- Great Basin -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Added Author Chambers, Jeanne C., author.
Pellant, Michael L., author.
Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.), issuing body.
Added Title Evaluating resilience to disturbance and resistance to invasive annual grasses and predicting vegetation response
Other Form: Print version: Miller, Richard F. Field guide for rapid assessment of post-wildfire recovery potential in sagebrush and Piñon-Juniper ecosystems in the Great Basin (OCoLC)924876897
Gpo Item No. 0083-B-06 (online)
Sudoc No. A 13.88:RMRS-GTR-338

 
    
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