JUNIPER ENCROACHMENT ON SAGEBRUSH-GRASSLAND IN NORTH EAST NEVADA

Author: 
Shewmaker, Glenn
Publisher: 
Society for Range Management
Publication Year: 
2018
Description: 
Juniperus osteosperma�(Utah juniper;�syn.�J. utahensis)�has increased in upland sagebrush (Artemesia spp.)�Stipa spp. and Pseudoroegneria spicata sites because of fire suppression since the 1970's.� This has negative impacts on the soil and water resources, plant diversity, and several wildlife species, especially the�greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). A photo-plot was established on the downward edge of juniper woodland in the 1970�s.� Yearly photos show obvious invasion down slope of juniper.� Rehabilitation of stage I and II juniper woodlands would benefit greater sage-grouse, other wildlife, livestock distribution, and watershed values. The stage III juniper canopy is now in a stable state and will remain so until fire, flood, insects, or disease remove it.� Photo-plots, weather data, and utilization records were used to interpret this shift in vegetation composition.
Conference Name: 
SRM Reno, NV
Conference Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Resource Type: 
Text
Document Type: 
Conference Proceedings
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