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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of a Decision-support System for the Ecologically-based Management of Cheatgrass- and Medusahead-infested Rangeland

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Title: Implementing EBIPM: science-driven plant management

Authors
item Smith, Brenda
item Steineckert, Ryan -

Submitted to: Agricultural Research Service Publication
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: January 27, 2012
Publication Date: January 31, 2012
Citation: Smith, B.S., Steineckert, R. 2012. Implementing EBIPM: science-driven plant management [DVD]. Burns, OR: Agricultural Research Service Publication.

Interpretive Summary: Land managers often fail to recognize that when invasive species begin to establish, the weeds themselves are not the actual cause of the problem but a symptom of ecological processes not functioning properly on the landscape. These ecological processes in disrepair are what drive a plant community to change and is the basis of the ecologically-based invasive plant management (EBIPM) step by step decision framework. This DVD has been prepared to provide land managers and students an introductory ‘how to’ for applying EBIPM to develop more effective management plans for invasive plants and specifically, annual grasses. The DVD takes viewers through each of the five steps of the EBIPM model.

Technical Abstract: Land managers often fail to recognize that when invasive species begin to establish, the weeds themselves are not the actual cause of the problem but a symptom of ecological processes not functioning properly on the landscape. These ecological processes in disrepair are what drive a plant community to change and is the basis of the ecologically-based invasive plant management (EBIPM) step by step decision framework. This DVD has been prepared to provide land managers and students an introductory ‘how to’ for applying EBIPM to develop more effective management plans for invasive plants and specifically, annual grasses. The DVD takes viewers through each of the five steps of the EBIPM model.

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