October 29, 2019
Answering Questions about the Appropriateness of Woody Vegetation Treatments
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.
Greater Sage Grouse Adaptive Management Trigger Presentation
Representatives from the Sagebrush Ecosystem Team will give a short presentation on the trigger decision process, and answer questions related to the local stakeholders (permittees, local conservation groups, federal and state employees) involvement in a causal factor analysis and development of management recommendations. Please join us in this first step in an adaptive management process.
For information on affected areas and the adaptive management process visit:
For more information please contact:
Katie Andrle (SETT – NDOW) 775-684-8600 x 26 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ethan Mower (SETT – NDA) 775-684-8600 x 25 (email@example.com)