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Post-Fire Stabilization Seedings Have Not Developed Into Sage-grouse Habitat PDF Print E-mail
Written by USGS Press Release   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:40

Sage brush fire

BOISE — The practice of emergency post-fire seeding in sagebrush landscapes of the Great Basin, which was meant to stabilize soils, has not resulted in restored habitats that would be used by greater sage-grouse according to U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Forest Service researchers who published their results today in the journal Ecosphere.

The new study examined the habitat that was present 8-20 years after the seeding projects occurred. These aerial or rangeland drill seeding projects did not always include sagebrush seeds and were not intended to restore wildlife habitat, but instead were designed to mitigate the effects of fire on soil and vegetation. Yet they provide an opportunity to reverse habitat degradation for sage-grouse, a species being considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 20:51
OutdoorWire - your link to access PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Stewart   
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:10

OutdoorWire ( provides a clickable link index to the vast collection of news and information across its family of website. The sites,, 4x4Voice, and have long been important sources of information concerning environmental and administrative regulations and their impact on motorized recreation.

Together, the family of websites contain more than 12 years of information covering topics from landuse and environmental issues to 4x4 vehicle tech.  An integrated site search provides quick access to site archives and forum postings.

With contributing bloggers from The TrailPAC, BlueRibbon Coalition, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs and others, the OutdoorWire continues to grow.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 15:21
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