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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Reducing the Impact of Wildfires in North American Deserts

Location: Great Basin Rangelands Research

Project Number: 5370-13610-001-02
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Aug 10, 2009
End Date: Aug 09, 2014

Objective:
ARS, inconcert with the Society for Range Management (SRM), conducted the "Wildfires and Invasive Plants in American Deserts" symposium workshop in Reno, NV, December 9-11, 2008. The purpose of this project is to synthesize the knowledge and understanding presented at the symposium of the interactions of wildfire and invasive plants across the arid and semi-arid regions of the United States, and to apply this understanding to developing more effective land managment practices.

Approach:
The outcome from this project will be a special issue of either Journal of Rangeland and Ecology & Managment or Rangelands where ARS Scienctist will help document and publish current knowledge of how to manage western rangelands degraded by invasive species and reduce the impact of wildfires. Funds will be used to help publish scientific findings presented at the symposium and associated training material developed for educating land managers that would be offered through the Society of Range Management Center for Professional Educational Development.

Last Modified: 4/16/2014
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