Using Resilience and Resistance Concepts to Develop a Strategic Approach for Managing Threats to Sagebrush Ecosystems and Greater Sage-Grouse in the Eastern Portion of the Range

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) created a working group to develop a new approach for conservation of sagebrush ecosystems and Greater Sage-Grouse in the eastern portion of the sage-grouse range, primarily Montana, Wyoming and northern Colorado. The approach parallels a similar effort for the western portion of the range that was completed in 2014 and that is currently being implemented by the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service. The large-scale, ecosystem based effort links our understanding of ecosystem resilience and resistance with habitat requirements for sage-grouse to prioritize areas for management across broad landscapes and determine the best management practices at local scales.

This project was funded as a target of opportunity.


Theme: Climate Change, Disturbance and Development, Fish and Wildlife, Plants, Socioeconomic, Soil and Site Stability

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Fiscal year funded: 2014

Project status: Active