Sagebrush Biome Invasive Annual Grass Economic Assessment

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Project Description

This project will identify biome-wide costs needed to address the invasive annual grass threat  with a Defend and Grow the Core approach. Economic comparisons of allocation scenarios that vary based on site conditions and ecological outcomes will define cost savings and sustainable management options. The results will help direct cost-effective investments that align with durable landscape conservation to protect resilient and productive landscapes.


Montana State University, Charles M. Russell NWR

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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...