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Ecological drought for sagebrush seedings in the Great Basin

February 27, 2020

Monthly Standardize Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI), Daily soil-water potential (MPa) and soil temperature (degree C) data for plots from SageSuccess. The SageSuccess Project is a joint effort between USGS, BLM, and FWS to understand how to establish big sagebrush and ultimately restore functioning sagebrush ecosystems. Improving the success of land management treatments to restore sagebrush-steppe is important for reducing the long-term impacts of rangeland fire on sage-grouse and over 350 other wildlife species that use these habitats.

Publication Year 2020
Title Ecological drought for sagebrush seedings in the Great Basin
DOI 10.5066/P9LDKQE2
Authors Rory C. O'Connor, Matthew Germino, David M. Barnard, Caitlin M Andrews, John B Bradford, David Pilliod, Robert Arkle, Robert K. Shriver
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC) Headquarters