Fire Patterns in the Range of the Greater Sage-Grouse, 1984â 2013â Implications for Conservation and Management

Matthew Brooks & J.R. Matchett
Fire ranks among the top three threats to the greater sage-grouse ( Centrocercus urophasianus) throughout its range, and among the top two threats in the western part of its range. The national research strategy for this species and the recent U.S. Department of the Interior Secretarial Order 3336 call for science-based threats assessment of fire to inform conservation planning and fire management efforts. The cornerstone of such assessments is a clear understanding of where fires...

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