Location: Great Basin Rangelands Research
2013 Annual Report
Currently, no research is being conducted under this agreement. However, the Great Basin Cooperative Studies Ecosystem Unit holds an annual meeting to discuss research opportunities within the Great Basin to make members aware of grant opportunities. At the January, 2013, annual meeting, a central focus of discussion was defining opportunities to develop regional research teams to develop methods for restoring degraded Great Basin rangelands. In addition, the Great Basin Cooperative Studies Ecosystem Unit sends out weekly updates on grant opportunities and contract opportunities for scientists.
This agreement was established in support of objective 3 of the in-house project, "Develop and transfer innovative management approaches and technology for conserving and rehabilitating sagebrush, pinyon/juniper woodlands, and salt desert shrublands to meet natural resource and agricultural production goals". The goal is to devise management guidelines, technologies, and practices for conserving and restoring Great Basin rangelands. More specifically, to develop an integrated package of ground-based and remote sensing tools to quantify and assess the environmental impact of management decisions and conservation practices at hillslope and landscape scales in woodland, shrub-steppe, and desert ecosystems of the Great Basin.