Shrub-Steppe Restoration for Fire and Climate Resilience on Hanford Reach National Monument

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$ 93,786

Benton County, Washington

Project Description

Approximately 300 acres of invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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(cheatgrass and Russian thistle) treatment and 100 acres of revegetation to restore native habitats, increase fire resiliency, and protect sage-obligate species at the Dept. of Energy Hanford Site in Washington.


U.S. Department of Energy, Central Washington National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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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...