Answering Questions about the Appropriateness of Woody Vegetation Treatments
October 29, 2019
Dr. Eric Thacker, Associate Professor and Rangeland Extension Specialist, Utah State University & Dr. Mark Brunson, Professor of Environment and Society, Utah State University
Federal and state agencies across Utah and the Great Basin have been actively treating pinyon and juniper woodlands to improve wildlife habitat, reduce fuel loads, and achieve watershed objectives. Increasingly these activities have been questioned by stakeholder groups and citizens who are concerned about the unintended consequences of such treatments. In this webinar, we’ll address some of the recent criticisms of pinyon-juniper treatment, sharing results of research on woody vegetation removal as well as identifying questions that still need to be answered through research and monitoring.