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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2002

ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF GREAT BASIN RANGELANDS

Rangelands Ecology Management

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Research, Education & Economics Information System (REEIS)

Titre : ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF GREAT BASIN RANGELANDS

Identification : 5360-11630-005-00D

Pays : Etats Unis

Durée : Sep 10, 2002 à Sep 9, 2007

Domaine : Animal Management Systems ; Management and Control of Forest and Range Fires ; Management of Range Resources ; Desert and semidesert shrub land and shinnery ; Beef cattle, live animal ; Mountain grasslands, meadow, and alpine ;

Partenaire : AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE BURNS,OR 97720

Objectifs
1)Improve our understanding of the functioning of arid rangeland, riparian, and meadow ecosystems in the northern Great Basin, and 2) Provide applied information that can be used to develop restoration strategies and herbage/livestock management systems for the northern Great Basin. Sub-objective : Evaluate the interactions between livestock grazing, sage grouse habitat, and rangeland restoration practices to develop sustainable, science-based management systems that conserve multiple resource values including livestock grazing

Descriptif
The mission of the Burns unit is to develop agricultural and natural resource strategies that benefit the people and ecosystems of the northern Great Basin. This five-year plan builds on a rich history of research at this location, in some cases reaching back to the 1940’s. The unit provides information that is used by ranchers and other private landowners, state and federal land managers, policymakers, and the interested public. The first broad objective is to improve our basic understanding of rangeland, riparian, and meadow ecosystems in the northern Great Basin. Within this objective is an emphasis on issues that are of interest to both land managers and policymakers - juniper encroachment, prescribed fire, native seed production, productivity, and CO2 sequestration. The CO2 work is part of a 10 location network that was initiated in 1993. The second broad objective is to provide applied information that can be used to develop restoration strategies and forage/livestock management systems for the northern Great Basin. Within this objective is research on grazing behavior and methods to improve grazing distribution on Great Basin rangeland, methods of improving yield and quality of flood meadows, revegetation strategies, and growth of riparian vegetation under different grazing regimes. Most ranches in the Great Basin consist of both extensively managed private and public sagebrush rangeland and intensively managed hay meadows.

Présentation : USDA

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