Unraveling Sagebrush Community Change to Manage for Resilient Sage Grouse Habitats

Type : 
Video/Captured Lecture
Level of Instruction: 
Upper Division (Junior/Senior)
Short Description: 
The Sage Grouse Initiative partnered with the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center to unravel the secrets of sagebrush plant community change in this 23-minute instructional video designed to help conservationists and landowners manage for more resilient sage grouse habitats. The video uses small plots in a field demonstration to recreate sagebrush community responses to disturbance through time pre- and post-cheatgrass, introduce ecological state and transition concepts, and illustrate how this information can inform management strategies. For a step-by-step guide to accompany the video, see: http://www.sagegrouseinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Succession-Demo-How-To-Step-by-Step.pdf
Author: 
USDA Agricultural Resource Service