The Field Guide

Threat-Based Land Management in the Northern Great Basin: A Field Guide
Advancing Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation

The SageSHARE partnership, based in Burns, Oregon is proud to release this Field Guide as our latest tool supporting conservation in sagebrush habitats across the Northern Great Basin.

Building on our original Manager’s Guide to Assessing Sage-Grouse Habitat released in 2016, the new peer-reviewed and revised Field Guide is a condensed version of the newly released Manager’s guide which 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.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.

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”. For a more in-depth resource with greater detail and background on this process, see the companion booklet Threat-Based Land Management in the Northern Great Basin: A Manager’s Guide (PNW 722) under the Manager’s guide tab on this website.

Want copies of the field guide?
Visit or call the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center to pick up copies:
Phone: 541-573-8900
Address: 67826A HWY 205 Burns Oregon 97720

Not Local?
To purchase a guide visit the extension catalog:

Looking Ahead
With the publication of the Field Guide and Manager’s 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.

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