Invasive Annual Grass Tech Transfer Partnership: Empowering Land Managers to Defend and Grow Sagebrush Cores

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Project Description

This project seeks to put science into practice, helping land managers scale-up conservation delivery to address the largest threat to the sagebrush sagebrush
The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. The sagebrush landscape provides many benefits to our rural economies and communities, and it serves as crucial habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including the iconic greater sage-grouse and over 350 other species.

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biome: invasive annual grasses. Centered around the proactive “Defend the Core and Grow the Core” conservation framework, leading experts in applied science and management of invasive annual grasses will embark on a campaign to equip land managers with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to implement effective invasive annual grass management. Experts will translate the latest science into highly usable technical materials, foster experiential learning through field workshops and online modules, and establish an innovative multi-state demonstration and monitoring network that enables adaptive management and ongoing technical support. 


University of Wyoming, Montana State University, University of Nevada, USDA-NRCS West National Technology Support Center, Intermountain West Joint Venture

Contact Information

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Invasive Species Coordinator, Sagebrush Ecosystem Team
Science Applications,
Migratory Birds
Invasive plants ecology and management; Invasives and wildfire planning, operations, science acquisition, and policy
Great Falls,MT


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The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. Sagebrush country contains biological, cultural and economic resources of national significance. America’s sagebrush ecosystem is the largest contiguous ecotype in the continental...