Restoration of Shrub Steppe Ecosystems

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This research theme provides land managers information to help them make restoration decision at local and landscape scales.

Millions of acres of shrub-grassland ecosystems are in need of restoration in the western United States. For lands degraded by invasive annual grasses, we have been studying best management practices for restoring ecosystem function through using either native or introduced plant species. On lands with degraded herbaceous layers, we are attempting to restore grasses and forbs without destroying the shrubs. In addition, we are providing land managers with handbooks to use in making restoration decisions at local and landscape scales.


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