Within the sagebrush steppe ecosystem, invasive annual grasses are of growing management concern as they outcompete native vegetation, change the fundamental nutrient cycling processes, decrease biodiversity, and increase frequency of wildfires. The most widely used and effective management tool to decrease invasive annual grass abundance, is the use of pre-emergent...
Livestock grazing has been indirectly related to sage-grouse (centrocercus
urophasianus) declines in the western United States and southern Canada; however,
there is a lack of scientific research that directly relates the two. Our objective was
to investigate the influence of livestock herbivory on sage-grouse nesting habitat by
determining the spatial...
All streams in Oregon that are inhabited by salmon and trout have a statemandated
water temperature standard. However, temperatures of many streams,
especially during summer months, exceed the seven-day average maximum
temperature parameter (200 C for redband trout inhabited streams) accepted by the
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. To date,...