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Research Project: Restoring and Managing Great Basin Ecosystems

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Title: Risk of exotic annual grass-fire cycle in Goose Creek milkvetch habitat

Author
item Davies, Kirk
item Hulet, April

Submitted to: Agricultural Research Service Publication
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/20/2014
Publication Date: 11/1/2014
Citation: Davies, K.W., Hulet, A. 2015. Risk of exotic annual grass-fire cycle in Goose Creek milkvetch habitat. Agricultural Research Service. Burns, Oregon. 9 p.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: There is a concern that habitats surrounding Goose Creek milkvetch populations are at risk of exotic annual grass invasion leading to an exotic annual grass-fire cycle. We sampled plant community and site characteristics to evaluate the risk of these habitats developing an exotic annual grass-fire cycle. High densities of perennial grass and elevations general above 5000 ft suggest that habitats surrounding Goose Creek milkvetch populations are at low risk of substantial exotic annual grass invasion leading to an exotic annual grass-fire cycle.