Threat-Based Land Management in the Northern Great Basin: A Field Guide
Advancing Sage-steppe Conservation
The SageSHARE partnership, based in Burns, Oregon is proud to release this Field Guide as our latest tool supporting conservation in sage-steppe habitats across the Northern Great Basin.
Building on our Manager’s Guide to Assessing Sage-Grouse Habitat released in 2016, the Field Guide refines, consolidates and beautifully illustrates the threat-based land management approach. The guide walks practitioners through a six-step process to understand, identify and efficiently manage invasive annual grasses and encroaching conifer woodlands on large landscapes.
The Field Guide was designed with the field in mind. Information is customized for field use and heavily illustrated to effectively convey complex ideas. The guide itself, at 33” x 17” when fully open, is printed on a rugged, tear-resistant and water-proof polymer and folds down to 8½” x 11”.
On the backside, a large-format illustration helps practitioners recognize and categorize ecological threats to Great Basin plant communities with both foreground detail and broad landscape patterns.
With the creation of the Field Guide, we hope to extend interest in threat-based land management to new local, state and federal partners. SageSHARE is soliciting interest in training for field-based professionals to learn how to use this approach at a variety of scales.
Additionally, we can answer questions and host demonstrations for administrative professionals needing to understand how threat-based land management supports other approaches such as Resistance and Resilience, or how it fits into a full management plan.
This is version 1 of the field guide. A new, peer-reviewed field guide will be published and available September 2019. Please check back then for the latest published and peer-reviewed version.