In the Clear Lake Hills, the vegetation is primarily mountain big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp.
Our research confirms previous study results by Miller and Rose (1999) and Burkhart and Tisdale (1976) that the mean fire return intervals would need to be 50 years or less to reduce western juniper woodland encroachment into mountain big sagebrush communities.
Postfire succession in big sagebrush steppe with livestock grazing.
It's invading the adjacent big sagebrush
rangelands," reducing the rich diversity of native plant species that other wildlife depend on, from greater sage grouse to sagebrush voles.
The sagebrush scrub community contained mostly big sagebrush
(Artemisia tridentata) with only a few scattered conifers.
One of the species' few known needs is big sagebrush
(Artemisia tridentata), a shrub used for both food and cover.
Since then, Nevada nabbed crowns for intermountain bristlecone pine and co-champ big sagebrush, while Connecticut claimed the new champion sugar maple and a co-champion oneseed hawthorn, to double their totals to four champs each.
Among the other new small champions you may recognize are the Texas redbud, yellow paloverde, mountain-laurel, and big sagebrush.
The Influence of Genotype, Soil Type, and Location on Growth and Reproductive Parameters of Reciprocal Transplants in the Big Sagebrush
Hybrid Zone (Artemisia tridentata tridentata x A.
We observed Sage Sparrows on only six transects, including three in Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp.
and Wyoming big sagebrush comprised minor portions of shrub communities.
Two Agricultural Research Service scientists have found that the Wyoming big sagebrush steppe plant community can accommodate grazing cattle and still make a successful comeback after a fire, as long as producers carefully monitor their livestock.
In the big sagebrush steppe, periodic wildfires are part of the vegetation community's historical disturbance regime, and land managers mimic those dynamics with managed fires.
Sagebrush-steppe is prevalent throughout the Gunnison Basin with big sagebrush (A.
Shrub metrics included mean percent cover, standard deviation of cover (a surrogate for patchiness), and proportion of area with >5, 10, 15, and 20% shrub cover (all species), sagebrush (all species combined), and all big sagebrush (all subspecies combined) over the full range of spatial windows.