TOPIC 5 Restoration of Sagebrush Ecosystems: Resources


Learn more about restoration of sagebrush ecosystems by exploring key and supplemental literature listed below.

Key Literature


Supplemental Literature

  • Arkle, R.S., D.S. Pilliod, S.E. Hanser, M.L. Brooks, J.C. Chambers, J.B. Grace, K.C. Knutson, D.A. Pyke, J.L. Welty, and T.A. Wirth. 2014. Quantifying restoration effectiveness using multi-scale habitat models: implications for sage-grouse in the Great Basin. Ecosphere 5(3):31.
  • Bower, A.D., J.B. St. Clair, and V. Erickson. 2014. Generalized provisional seed zones for native plants. Ecological Applications 24:913–919.
  • Boyd, C.S., and K.W. Davies. 2012. Spatial variability in cost and success of revegetation in a Wyoming Big Sagebrush Community. Environmental Management 50:441–450.
  • Brabec, M.M., M.J. Germino, D.J. Shinneman, D.S. Pilliod, S.K. McIlroy, R.S. Arkle. 2015. Challenges of establishing Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) in rangeland restoration: Effects of herbicide, mowing, whole-community seeding, and sagebrush seed sources. Rangeland Ecology and Management 68(5):432-435.
  • Connelly, J.W., E.T. Rinkes, and C.E. Braun. 2011. Characteristics of greater sage-grouse habitats: a landscape species at micro- and macroscales. Studies in Avian Biology 38:69-83.
  • Dumroese, R.K., T. Luna, B.A. Richardson, F.F. Kilkenny, and J.B. Runyon. 2015. Conserving and restoring habitat for greater sage-grouse and other sagebrush obligate wildlife: The crucial link of forbs and sagebrush diversity. Native Plants Journal 16:276–299.
  • Ellstrand, N.C., and D.R. Elam. 1993. Population genetic consequences of small population size: implications for plant conservation. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 24:217–242.
  • Halmer, P. 2008. Seed technology and seed enhancement. Acta Horticulturae 771:17–26.
  • Hardegree, S.P., Jones, T.A., Roundy, B.A., Shaw, N.L., and Monaco, T.A., 2011, Assessment of range planting as a conservation practice. Pages 171–212 in Briske, D.D., ed., Conservation benefits of rangeland practices: Assessment, recommendations, and knowledge gaps. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service.
  • James, J.J., T.J. Svejcar, and M.J. Rinella. 2011. Demographic processes limiting seedling recruitment in arid grassland restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology 48:961–969.
  • Knick, S.T., S.E. Hanser, and K.L. Preston. 2013. Modeling ecological minimum requirements for distribution of greater sage-grouse leks: implications for population connectivity across their western range, U.S.A. Ecology and Evolution 3(6):1539-1551.
  • Knutson, K.C., D.A. Pyke, T.A. Wirth, R.S. Arkle, D.S. Pilliod, M.L. Brooks, J.C. Chambers, and J.B. Grace. 2014. Long-term effects of seeding after wildfire on vegetation in Great Basin shrubland ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology 51:1414–1424.
  • Lesica, P., and F.W. Allendorf. 1999. Ecological genetics and restoration of plant communities: mix or match? Restoration Ecology 7(1):42-50
  • Madsen, M.D., K.W. Davies, C.J. Williams, and T.A. Svejcar. 2012a. Agglomerating seeds to enhance native seedling emergence and growth. Journal of Applied Ecology 49:431–438.
  • Madsen, M.D., S.J. Kostka, A.L. Inouye, and D.L. Zvirzdin. 2012b. Innovative use of seed coating technology for the restoration of soil hydrology and wildland vegetation in post-fire water repellent soil. Rangeland Ecology and Management 65:253–259.
  • Madsen, M.D., K.W. Davies, C.S. Boyd, J.D. Kerby, D.L. Carter, and T.J. Svejcar. 2013. Restoring North America’s sagebrush steppe ecosystem using seed enhancement technologies. Proceedings of the 22nd International Grassland Congress.
  • Manier, D.J., Z.H. Bowen, M.L. Brooks, M.L. Casazza, P.S. Coates, P.A. Deibert, S.E. Hanser, and D.H. Johnson. 2014. Conservation buffer distance estimates for Greater Sage-Grouse—A review: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1239.
  • McAdoo, J.K., C.S. Boyd, and R.L. Sheley. 2013. Site, competition, and plant stock influence transplant success of Wyoming big sagebrush. Rangeland Ecology and Management 66:305-312.
  • Monaco, T.A., S.P. Hardegree, M. Pellant, and C.S. Brown. 2016. Assessing Restoration and Management Needs for Ecosystems Invaded by Exotic Annual Bromus Species. Pp 339-370 in M.J. Germino et al. (eds.), Exotic Brome-Grasses in Arid and Semiarid Ecosystems of the Western US, Springer Series on Environmental Management, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-24930-8_12.
  • Monsen, S.B., and R. Stevens. 2004. Seedbed preparation and seeding practices, in Monsen, S.B., Stevens, R., and Shaw, N.L., compilers, Restoring western ranges and wildlands: Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, General Technical Report, RMRS-GTR-136-vol-1, p. 121–154.
  • Taylor, A.G. 2003. Seed treatments. Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences. pp. 1291–1298.