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Main 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 /
Author Miller, Richard, ; Miller, Richard F.,
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Chambers, Jeanne C.,
Pellant, Michael L.,
Publisher United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station,
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 924876897
Subjects 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. ; United States--Great Basin.
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ELBM  SD387.F52M55 2015 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/31/2016
Collation 70 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Notes
Format not distributed to depository libraries. Cover title. Spiral bound. "July 2015." Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-43).
Contents Notes
"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 areas potential post-wildfire resilience to disturbance, resistance to invasive annual grasses and, thus, the need for seeding and probability of success."