Pre- and Post- Treatment Impacts of Japanese Brome Treatment on Pollinators in Sagebrush Rangeland
Valley County and Jordan County
Japanese brome infestations are present withincore and growth areas of the Charles M. Russell NWR. Herbicidal treatment sites will be paired with untreated Japanese brome invaded sagebrush areas and sagebrush areas with native dominated understory to determine effectiveness of restoration efforts and non-target impacts of the treatments. This work will compliment ongoing work on the response of sagebrush obligate songbirds to invasive annual grass treatments. Pre-treatment vegetation and pollinator sampling completed.
Charles M. Russell NWR, Montana State University